The good, bad ways people are banishing bugs at home
If you hate the idea of bugs in your home, you’re in fine company — 1 in 3 Americans have seriously considered burning down their own home after experiencing a bug infestation, according to a new survey. In fact, some people would rather just leave it all behind and start over somewhere new.
Giving how bugged by insects people are, it’s no wonder that they have come up with some pretty creative and expensive ways to try to deal with the problem, with 48% of survey respondents having turned to DIY “hacks” and the average person spending $177 on creating homemade methods to deal with bugs. Some of the methods mentioned by respondents include using cinnamon, coffee grounds and even maple syrup to get rid of bugs. One person even recalled pouring gasoline on bugs to drown them.
The bug biology and behavior experts at Zevo say that if you want to rid your home of pests, there are much easier and more effective ways to go about it that don’t involve putting your home on the market and relocating. Here’s an effective two-pronged approach you can try for killing bugs and preventing future infestations:
Most traditional insect sprays on the market today use synthetic pyrethroids as their active ingredients, which can have a noxious smell and make a room uninhabitable after spraying. For a solution that’s safe for people and pets when used as directed, check out Zevo Instant Action
Sprays, which rely on essential oil to target and shut down biological pathways found in insects.
SAFEGUARD ENTRY POINTS
Pests enter the home most typically through windows, doors and the garage. Check screen doors and windows for tears, and patch or replace them. You can also plug Zevo Flying Insect Traps into outlets in areas where bugs typically gather in your home, like kitchens, bathrooms, garages and entryways.
To learn more about defending your home against insects, visit zevoinsect.com.
This article is courtesy of Statepoint Media.