Fighting Insects in Hard to Reach Areas

Figt InsectsInsects aren’t just small, they can also be very quick, agile and surprisingly clever. This combination can make it very tough to find them, let alone get rid of them. In addition, they can climb, crawl and jump on virtually all kinds of surfaces. Often, we less nimble humans are astonished at the ways these small pests manage to get around, and the areas they somehow figure out a way to access.

Scientists are working on developing a special anti-adhesive material that insects can’t cling to. This could prove very useful in preventing insects from using some of their most popular routes of entry into a home, and can also help keep insects away from pipes and other internal structural areas where they tend to congregate.

However, this is still a long way off from becoming an everyday reality, and right now your property contains many surfaces that insects can indeed climb on and stick to. Many of these surfaces may be areas that are tough to reach (for us humans) because they are hidden away in cracks or crevices, behind appliances or in other areas that aren’t easily accessible.

That’s why you need a strategy for getting rid of insects that may not be visible or easy to reach. There are a few good options for this task. One popular strategy is to use a bait product. This allows the more mobile and visible insects to grab the bait and take it back to their hiding spaces to share with the more reclusive members of their colony. Bait that comes in a tube in gel format is a great choice because you can apply it near areas with cracks and hidden nooks and crannies.

If you have an idea of the general spots where insects are hiding, traveling or retreating, you can also use an insecticide dust or powder, which is easier to apply in these areas, especially if you use a duster to help apply the material to hard-to-reach locations.

ePestSolutions has lots of pest control options that are specifically designed to help you get rid of those elusive, hard to find pests.

Monica Bird (922 Posts)

Monica’s compassion for her customer's struggles with pest control issues and passion for pest control stems from over 10 years in the industry. With a master’s degree in entomology, she uses her knowledge and experience in chemistry, insects and pests to educate her customers.


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