Everyone knows the annoyance of trying to enjoy a nice night on the patio while being bombarded with an onslaught of mosquitoes. This leads many people to search for mosquito killer machines which can make their nights outdoors much more bearable. Unfortunately, people rarely realize that these machines are even an option, and often just buy aerosol repellents. While these work, certain machines can get the job done quicker.
Traditional Mosquito Killing Machines
Everyone has heard that pleasant sound of mosquitoes being zapped as they mistakenly fly into those less than beautiful electric zappers. These machines come in many sizes, and many of them are made to be portable. These machines are an effective way to kill mosquitoes and a host of other nuisances.
Some people worry that these devices may not be efficient due to replacement costs. The simple truth, however, is that the “zapping” lights are just as easily replaced as a regular light bulb and the replacement lights can ensure that a person gets the most out of their fly light.
Spraying Mosquito Killing Machines
Bug zappers aren’t the only means of taking out mosquitoes. Luckily, they’re not even the only means that doesn’t require much human interaction. There are actually electronic foggers that a homeowner can simply plug in. These foggers can dispense a variety of misting chemicals, some of which are organic, to hold the pesky bloodsuckers at bay.
People used to have to simply deal with flies or get a good upper-body workout by swatting them away all day. Fly trap bait, which is used in several varieties of traps and glue strips to handle flies in a room, are a great way to handle these little pests; but many people simply don’t like the look of the traditional fly strips hanging from ceilings. Luckily, these aren’t the only fly traps, or even baits, out there.
New Twists on Old Fly Traps
The idea behind sticky fly trap strips seems dated, but it didn’t take much for the idea to be brought into the modern world. There are now fly traps that look like nothing more than small bowls with lids on top of them. Additionally, some of the newer fly traps and fly trap baits consist of nothing more than adhesive pads that can be rolled up and stuck around pipes to keep flies at bay.
Non-Adhesive Fly Trap Bait
Adhesive traps are not the only types of fly trap bait out there. One type, in fact, uses a glue board, much like the ones aforementioned, but it’s placed around ultraviolet lighting. While this seems like a traditional “zapper,” it does nothing more than draw flies in and trap them. This makes these types of traps safe in food preparation areas.
Homeowners also have the option of outdoor traps that use granular fly bait to attract the pests. While these granules aren’t usually safe for children or animals, these traps are made so that they can be locked and thus prevent unintended access by anything but flies.
They exist pretty much everywhere and it can often be frustrating or terrifying to figure out how to kill spiders. One key thing to keep the creepy crawlers out of your way is to think about what they like and provide as little of it as you can.
Spiders have to eat, just like any of us. Except what they eat is … bugs. Seriously, spiders – you really just have no means of being anything but creepy.
Anyway, spray for bugs with a professional grade aerosol (forget the store-bought), don’t leave crumbs around – like in the couch – keep floors and dark, hidden areas clean. Don’t let your sink get all messy! That will lure in more spider filet mignon than anything. Keep your bathrooms spick and span – we’re looking at you, Dad and kid brother – and don’t leave food lying out.
Cover Your Bases
You can’t completely eradicate bugs so there will always be spiders, but you can make your home a spider repellent zone simply by giving them nothing to work with and getting some pro-grade sprays and traps.
Spiders are many things – resourceful, intelligent, ruthless – but they are also selfish. They aren’t in your house for the great backyard views. They are there to eat, so close up the restaurant – if they won’t sign the check, poison their dessert!
Although visitors don’t usually cringe at a random fly unless it’s hovering around food, these pests can still become quite annoying. Homeowners have found a number of ways to rid themselves of flies over the decades, but for some reason, few have stumbled onto fly lights. These aren’t the “zapper” lights that are seen on front porches, and in fact, typical fly lights are sometimes more effective than the traditional zapper.
How do Fly Lights Attract Flies?
The mechanism of attracting flies is all important for a fly light. The lights inside of these devices are usually high-output ultraviolet (UV) bulbs. This type of lighting attracts flies, and several other insects for that matter, that may be flying around. What’s even better is the fact that these lights don’t automatically zap, kill, and leave a fly dead on the floor.
The UV bulbs, which can easily be replaced when necessary, don’t harm flies at all. Luckily, the pests still never make it out alive.
How do Fly Lights Kill Flies?
The fly lights themselves do not kill bugs. The glue boards inside of them, however, trap the insects and ensure that they’ll never be a nuisance again. Additionally, glue boards instilled with pheromones can be used to ensure that flies go right into the trap.
Living with flies isn’t a necessity, and due to the nature of fly lights, these devices can even be used indoors. This means homeowners can save the zappers for outside and the less invasive fly lights for the indoors.
There are a host of problems that invading ant colonies can cause, but luckily, there are plenty of products on the market that can handle these issues. Anyone who has had to search for ant killer has likely heard of Advion ant gel, but they probably didn’t know whether to believe all of the hype. In reality, however, ant gel created by Advion carries several benefits that simply aren’t found in every ant bait out there.
Is Advion as Effective as it Claims?
Advion ant gel really is as effective as many claim, and it’s all because of Indoxacarb, the active ingredient within the gel. This ingredient is known as a “nonrepellent insecticide,”which means that unlike other insecticides, its smell will not scare ants away. In fact, ants will actively approach this bait and then carry it back to their nest.
The active ingredient is also effective due to the fact that it doesn’t kill ants right away. It effectively destroys an ant’s nervous system, but not until the insect has had time to carry the product back and share it amongst the colony. Absolutely no active ingredient works as effectively as the one in this gel.
Other Benefits of Advion Ant Gel
Most people would be happy enough with how effective this gel is, but it actually has other benefits. When it’s used correctly, for instance, it’s safe around both pets and children. Additionally, the gel is clear, and this means that it will not stain. This allows homeowners to leave the gel out for longer periods of time without having to worry about ruining their floors or walls.
Re-design improves the overall user experience for customers
November 18, 2013. Humble, Texas – DIY pest control supplier, ePestSolutions, is proud to announce the launch of a new and improved website. The new website offers the same competitive prices, but with new added features that will improve the purchasing experience.
ePestSolutions has added a new and very aggressive search system to help customers reach their exact destinations quickly and easily. Also new to the website are pest-specific sections, a comprehensive list of pests, and easy to follow navigation, all of which should make solving any pest problem a snap.
“After 9 years of business serving the Do It Yourself pest control market, we realized it was time for a face lift and a little body work to boot”, comments Julie, Technical Advisor. “We believe that all the new added features and tools will enable our customers to make the best choices with their pest control selection, and of course they can always contact us directly for guidance.”
ePestSolutions was established to help homeowners, businesses and commercial facilities do their own pest control, and they have continued to assist thousands of customers a month with technical advice and knowledge-based information.
Stay up to date with new product releases and professional pest control products, as well as professional advice from a Master Level Entomologist – visit www.epestsolutions.com.
EPestSolutions offers a full line of professional pest control supplies and termite products for the do it yourself pest control homeowner, including mosquito and roach killer, ant bait, and bait for eradicating fleas, termites and flies. The company’s baits, liquid concentrates and wettable powders are the same products professional pest control technicians use and are being made available to the general public at a fraction of the cost. For more information about ePestSolutions, call 1-888-52E-PEST, or visit www.epestsolutions.com.
Using aerosol cockroach spray can be an empowering, video game-like experience – you are the first-person shooter and the vile beasts are your targets. But the sprays you get in the grocery store are not as menacing as you think.
Professionals use commercial spraying devices to reach in to cracks and crevices where gels and liquid concentrates cannot, which we sell.
What if I do not want to Lug Around a Giant Sprayer?
We realize that a lot of DIYers may not be ready to get that extreme, which is why we suggest augmenting the use of a roach control kit with professional grade aerosol sprays. You will get the same juice that the pros use, but in an extremely portable and convenient container.
This stuff is so potent that it can only be shipped on the ground, so the roaches in your ground will be easy prey. Aerosol cockroach spray is easy-to-use, cost effective, and easy to store.
Make sure to habitually spray in areas roaches love on a consistent basis. Cracks around floorboards are a great place to start when using an aerosol cockroach spray.
Feel free to use the spray outdoors, too. Circle the perimeter of your house just like the pest man, looking for areas roaches may use to enter your home.
Spray away! You will have the real goods for a fraction of the price.
If you already have a termite problem—or just want to do everything in your power to keep these destructive pests away—you’d probably be willing to pay a small fortune to get rid of them. Fortunately, that may not be necessary. Phantom Termiticide is an effective and relatively inexpensive product that can help wipe out termite infestations.
Phantom provides superior control and long-lasting effects, and even a relatively low dose can have impressive power. It kills both on contact and via ingestion. It can work faster than other tactics, such as bait, and its liquid format allows for easy application directly on nests or breeding areas, as well as in cracks and crevices.
As a bonus, Phantom is also effective at killing ants and cockroaches, as well!
Phantom is available in a variety of formats and sizes at ePestSolutions.
If you know or suspect you may have a flea problem, you are probably dreading what you envision will be an exhausting and time-consuming process trying to get rid of these tiny pests. The good news is, there are some tools that can help make this process much easier than you might expect.
One effective product that can really help with this process is Ultracide Contact Flea Control. Not only is this easy to apply—it comes in a simple to use spray can—but it can also provide protection for an entire season!
You can use Ultracide to treat a variety of areas that are or could be infested by fleas, including carpets, furniture and pet bedding.
This product is also known as Ultracide Flea IGR—that’s short for insect growth regulator, which means it prevents fleas from maturing or reproducing, ensuring that the infestation will die out. An application of Ultracide can prevent re-infestation for up to seven months, so you can enjoy a long break from any worries about flea problems.
Check out Ultracide Flea IGR and other flea control products at ePestSolutions.
This is the time of year when mice tend to head inside homes and buildings, seeking a warm place to stay for the winter. To these rodents, your home can seem like a nice cozy place to hunker down for the season, as it keeps them sheltered from the snow and cold. While that’s great for the mice, it’s probably not so great for you.
There are a few options for handling this seasonal invasion. Obviously, the best strategy is keeping them out in the first place. Putting weather-stripping around your doors is a start, but mice can squeeze in through very tiny holes, so you’ll also want to use something like Stuf-Fit to plug up any gaps or holes.
If the mice have already made themselves at home inside your house, your two main options for getting rid of them are traps or poison. Each has their pros and cons. Poison is a more hands-off approach, but the big drawback is that mice often die in your walls or elsewhere in the house, which can lead to a bad smell. Also, you need to be careful that pets or kids don’t come in contact with the poison.
Traps eliminate the risk of dangerous substances, of course, but require more effort on your part. You also must deal with disposing of mice that get caught in the traps.
Whatever form of mouse control you choose, you can find all the supplies you need at ePestSolutions.