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6 Tips To Eliminate Bugs Naturally

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The best way to avoid encounters with pesky bugs is to take preventative measures. Use these tips to reduce unwanted pests.

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1.) Maintain Your Yard

Prevents: Ticks, Mosquitoes, Chiggers, Flies, Ants

Insects find overgrown areas to be a perfect place to call home. Mowing regularly and removing debris from your yard is one of the first steps you should take in bug-proofing your home. Treating your lawn with a natural pesticide and insect-repelling mulches will also stop and prevent future infestations.

2.) Wipe Floors & Counters

Prevents: Ants, Flies, Cockroaches

Insects need food and water just like we do, so leftover crumbs or spills can quickly turn into a tasty buffet for them.  Storing food in airtight containers and keeping your floors and counters clean and is key. Vacuuming regularly is also important. For active bug problems, sprinkle home-safe granules or use an all-purpose bug spray to treat areas known to be affected. (Fun fact, Cedar Oil is safe to use in all food prep areas!)

3.) Remove Standing Water

Prevents: Mosquitoes, Flies

Mosquitoes rely on water for both feeding and breeding.  Remove standing water from trash cans, pots, furniture, buckets, etc.  If you have birdbaths, be sure to change the water every 2-3 days. If you cannot remove the standing water, add a small amount of PCO Choice to the water in order to repel mosquitoes from breeding there. Regularly removing debris and leaves from gutters and drains is also important as insects will often hide in these areas. 

4.) Seal Your Doors & Windows

Prevents: All bugs

It’s good practice to annually check your doors and windows for cracks or openings. Bugs (and other critters) look for places like this to gain access to your home. A simple weatherstrip or door sealing kit can often do the trick if you find openings. Also, spraying your doors and window seals with an all-purpose repellent will deter them from entering your home.

5.) Clean Trash Cans

Prevents: Mosquitoes, Flies

For a number of reasons including food and shelter, bugs love trash cans. Regularly wiping down your trash cans and spraying an all-natural repellent will significantly cut down  or eliminate this problem.

0001-96812826.) Treat Your Pets
Prevents: Fleas, Ticks, Mosquitoes

One of the quickest ways fleas and ticks enter your home is through your pets. Spraying your pets with natural flea & tick spray before going outside is a safe way to keep fleas and ticks away. Avoid heavily wooded areas during peak tick season and always do a tick inspection after outdoor activities.

2 Comments

  1. Amy Lally on July 21, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    When you have standing water that you can’t remove ( puddles, for example), put Cedarcide in it.



    • Whitney at CedarCide on July 22, 2016 at 10:16 AM

      Great suggestion, Amy!



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