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How to Get Rid of Insects


Most insects and pest infestations in the United States take place due to unhygienic conditions and utter ignorance towards cleanliness. Usually when people leave their parent’s home to move into a place of their own, they face a lot of problems related to rodent and insect problems.

It is only then that you realize how much of an effort it takes to keep the place tidy and spotless like mom used to. A simple mistake like keeping wet dishes in the closet can create huge pest problems.

Let’s take a look at the top ten infestations in the United States:

  1. Termites

  2. Mice

  3. Cockroaches

  4. Wasps

  5. Mosquitoes

  6. Rats

  7. Flies

  8. Bed Bugs

  9. Ants

  10. Spiders

If any of these enter your home, you need to ensure you take proper measures to get rid of them and fast. Insects and rodents are quick to settle and breed. Most animals travel in packs, in search of warmth and food. Winter is the time when you notice these grow in numbers as the warmer inside temperatures invite more insects.

Let’s talk about the 4 most common infestations and how to get rid of them.


Mice make good pets but can be extremely destructive when out in the open. Mice are timid creatures by nature and the best way to get rid of them is by setting mouse traps. These are easily available in your local convenience stores.

Other measures include electric zap traps which kill the mouse almost instantly. However, if you want to go all natural, you can get a cat. Against common belief, cats don’t usually eat mice, only kill them.

Mice also avoid homes that have cats in them. If you already have a cat then you don’t have to worry about mice anyway.


You must have seen these little critters walking around your kitchen especially at night. There are 3500 species of cockroaches in the world, but only about 30 of them are home invaders. Cockroaches are survivors that could possibly survive a nuclear blast. Most species cannot fly or bite but they are still a menace to deal with.

Using insecticides is the fastest way to kill roaches. Roaches are attracted to moisture and food. If you place wet dishes in the closet overnight or do not wipe the kitchen dry before going to bed, you are more likely to see roaches around the house. Direct spraying of insecticides kills them almost instantly. They do a back flip and struggle with breathing as they die.

You can also use residual poisons to get rid of cockroaches. They ingest the poison and because they spread diseases, they also spread the poison to other roaches in the colony, killing them all one by one.

Although getting rid of roaches is not a big deal, you should be more focused on preventing roaches rather than killing them. Keep your home clean and roaches will not come crawling by.

Bed bugs

As their name suggests they often live in beds, mattresses and cushioned furniture pieces in your home. You should wish that you never have these little demons in bed with you. Bed bugs literally suck your blood in order to survive. Bite marks left by bed bugs are clearly visible and can cause itching and irritation.

You might want to get rid of your mattress but that is not necessary. All you need to do is thoroughly clean it. First put out your mattress out in the sun to dry. Bed bugs come out at night and cannot bear to be in the sun. Leave it out for at least a day for the bugs to leave or die.

After that, wash the sheets, pillow covers, blankets and comforters in the machine on high heat settings with a strong detergent. If bed bugs survive then the problem will persist. You can also use a vacuum and steamer to go that extra mile to be completely sure that all bugs have been taken care off. Now you can finally sleep in peace.


Houseflies are very common and are attracted towards sugar and sweet. They are also a symptom of unhygienic conditions and messy habits. If you eat and drink while pacing around the house or playing video games you are more likely to have flies in the house. Flies are attracted to the bits and crumbs on the floor. Getting rid of flies isn’t easy. Mostly because changing your habits requires an effort on your part.

You can place bug zappers at entry points. These release special fumes to attract flies and as soon as they make contact with the ultraviolet electric rods, they die. Bug zappers need to be regularly cleaned though to prevent decaying flies.

Although insecticides work effectively against flies, it is difficult to get a clear shot. Flies have multiple lenses in their eyes and can see insecticide spray jets quick enough to fly out of the way. A better way is to use smoke coils to drive them away.

Lastly flies are attracted to trash and waste. Seal you trash bags properly before taking them out to the dumpster. Also keep trash cans away from the house to prevent flies from coming inside.

Eliminate Insects By Equippin Yourself With DIY Pest Control Products From Solutions!

If you’d rather go the DIY route of eliminate your insect problem, you can start by equipping yourself with professional quality pesticides which we carry here at Solutions Pest & Lawn. Perhaps the best means of keeping bugs from moving into your home is to create an insecticide barrier. We suggest using Reclaim IT for this. You can also use insecticide granules (like Bifen LP Granules)and spread them around your yard to kill off ants, roaches and plenty of other pests.  Another product, such as Pyrid Aerosol, has a long list of insects it can eliminate on contact (over 70 different common household pests).

No matter what your problem pest is, Solutions Pest & Lawn has a pesticide that can efficiently eliminate it. Just log onto our website at www.solutionsstores.com and search for the pest issue you have and you will see information about that pest and a list of quality products to control the offending critter.


Insects can be a frustrating issue that homeowners want dealt with quickly for comfort and peace of mind. By applying these steps or applying the products we suggested, our home will be successfully protected from insect trouble.

For more information or DIY advice, reach out to our experts via email at askapro@solutionsstores.com, call us on the phone at 800-479-6583 or live chat with us online and we’ll be happy to help you out.


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