No matter how clean your home is, at some point you will find yourself dealing with a bug or two. The good news is, most bugs are easy to get rid of and don’t pose a real danger to you or your family.
Just set a few traps and they will magically disappear. Other bugs however are a little more difficult to get rid of.
Below you will discover the 5 most common house bugs and what you can do to get rid of them.
If you have fruit in your kitchen, you will more than likely encounter a few fruit flies. Though not dangerous, they are very annoying. To get rid of them all you need is two ingredients. Some dish soap and apple cider vinegar.
Place the ingredients in a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Poke a few holes in the top and place the bowl on the counter. The fruit flies will go into the bowl and become trapped.
Beetles are the type of bugs you don’t want to play with. They are big, ugly, and can do a bit of damage if they feel threatened. The quickest way to get rid of a beetle infestation is to call out the professionals.
If you have pets they will sometimes bring fleas home with them. If you have a flea problem, you will know it. Though they are very small, they love to bite. So if you notice bites on your arms and legs and aren’t sure where they came from, you may have a flea problem.
The best way to get rid of fleas is with a home safe flea spray. They can be found at just about any retail store and are fairly inexpensive.
There are literally a dozen different types of roaches that can invade your home. All of which are very difficult to track down and get rid of. However, they do have one big weakness you can exploit. They love resources such as food. So the best way to get rid of them is to clean up your home.
Sweep the floors, and make sure there is no food lying around on the ground. You also want to get rid of clutter as roaches love hiding out in cluttered areas.
If you notice roaches, get rid of them as quickly as you can. They tend to multiply quickly.
Last on the list are spiders. Spiders are very common and generally speaking not dangerous. Spiders have long legs and ugly heads. If you notice spiders in your home, it's because they are seeking warmth and food.
An easy way to get rid of spiders is by creating a barrier with a residual pesticide. Or you can simply kill them when you see them.
If you find yourself dealing with an overflow of unwanted bugs, chances are you have an infestation. In this case you will need to reach out to a professional exterminator. They will get to the root of the problem.