What’s Bugging You?
It’s getting cold outside, and that means: leaves turning, snow falling, hot cocoa and… bugs.
Do you reach into your favorite cereal box only to find the beetles have gotten to it first? What can you do about them?
The first step is prevention. Lauren Barocas, a sophomore integrative physiology major, said there were definitely bugs around when she first moved into her Boulder home.
“I had bug spray to kill the bugs, and now I always clean up after myself,” Barocas says. “I don’t have food lying around that they could be attracted to and I always close all the doors and windows, especially now that it’s cold, so they don’t get in.”
Because of her preventative measures, no creepy crawly things have snuck into her house yet this chilly time of year.
My personal favorite, besides keeping bugs out in the first place, is Windex.
If you happen to stumble upon a brigade of ants traipsing through your abode, spray away; the army of ants will fall to the power of the mist, and you’ll get a nice scent to boot. A post-spray paper towel wipe will finish the job.
If you’ve sealed all the windows, kept the doors shut, swept up the crumbs and you still have a problem, then it’s time to call in the experts like the expert bed bug control Staten Island.
A pest control company said the reason for the bugs inside this season is the life cycles of the pests. Many of them are becoming adults in the late fall and laying eggs. Bohlen said spiders, camel back crickets, boxelder bugs and millipedes are making their way indoors this time of year in Colorado.
“If you’re not bothered by a few spiders or crickets, let them cycle through their life cycle and they will be gone in a matter of four or five weeks,” says Bohlen. However, if you want to rid your home of these insects, you may contact a pest control company like this termite treatment near Raleigh.
If you have a big spider problem in a basement, Bohlen said to consider alternate methods.
“(You) might consider having an internal spray put down in rooms, as well as an exterior spray,” Bohlen said. “On your own, you can reduce but not wipe everything out.” If it’s mice that you’re having problems with, you may need professional rodent treatment services.
To prevent invasions in the first place, Bohlen recommends controlling the landscaping surrounding the house.
“Cut away plants so they are 24 to 30 inches from the side of the house. This is a non-toxic way of controlling the bugs,” Bohlen said.
It’s an earth conscious way to keep bugs out this season – perfect for Boulder.
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