Where to spray pest control — Amber’s student essay

Where To Spray Pest Control?

Picture this: It’s just another typical Monday morning. You go into the kitchen to make your daily cup of coffee. You open the cupboard to discover your worst nightmare: ants! As you look around you realize that your counters are covered with lines of black specs leading to your pantry.

‘How is this possible?’ You ask yourself. You sprayed pest control around your house last month to prevent this exact scenario! Unfortunately, you probably used it in the wrong places, but don’t worry, you’re about to learn exactly how and where to spray pest control to avoid any future invasions.

DoMyOwn recommends using liquid insecticide around the entire perimeter of your home at least once every 90 days. If you happen to live somewhere very hot or with high pest populations, they recommend using the inscesticide once a month. 

Make sure to wear gloves while applying the solution three feet up the outside wall and one foot out on the ground, around areas where any cables, pipes or wires enter the house, around all windows and doors, around vents and in any areas where you’ve noticed the creepy crawlers. 

It’s important to make sure any windows and doors are shut before you start spraying to keep everyone inside your home safe. Even if you haven’t had any previous pest problems, it’s smart to protect your home before you notice any unwanted guests.

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Spraying insecticide around your house sounds pretty easy, but BioAdvanced has some tips to ensure it’s effective. In order to create a solid barrier around the perimeter, make sure the band is continuous. If you want to avoid getting drenched in pest control, spray with the wind. Remove any plants within the area you’re spraying so creatures can’t use leaves to jump across the barrier.

If you have any outdoor pests, you may want to look into pet-friendly pest control options! Diatomaceous Earth is a powder substance made from fossils that dehydrates insects with exoskeletons when they come in contact with it. Ultrasonic pest repellers scare away squirrels, mice and other creatures by playing a specific frequency. This is perfect if you don’t want vermin in your home but don’t have it in your heart to kill them.

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The pest control barrier you’ve created around the perimeter of your house should be enough, but some situations call for action inside. It’s possible you share a wall with someone who has a pest problem, or maybe the infestation is already happening! When using pest control inside, it is extremely important to use it sparingly and carefully because of all the harmful chemicals.

Before beginning your indoor crusade against pesky pests, Better Health Channel recommends you make sure any pets are not in the room, including birds and fish, and remove any food and cooking utensils from the area. Once you’re ready to start spraying, put on all your protective gear and don’t go overboard with the spray. Stay away from areas that members of your household touch like counters and furniture. Spray in areas that are out of the way such as floorboards and cracks under doors.

There are a few options for inside pest control other than toxic sprays. Fly paper can be attached to windows to trap any flying insects inside such as flies and gnats. Certain plants such as lavender and lemon balm are known for warding off mosquitos. Stay safe, and good luck protecting your home against pests!

Author: Amber Singer

Arizona State University
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