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How To Control Assassin BugsAssassin Bug

If the name alone doesn’t catch your attention, then some of the irritating things that this bug does should. Assassin bugs may be beneficial to have on your property if you have a garden since it preys on aphids and mealybugs. However these bugs in large amounts can become a problem, especially if they venture on indoors.

Assassin bugs are also known as kissing bugs and the reason why they are coined as such is because of their tendency to bite human victims when they are sleeping around the lips. That is no joke. What’s even worse about these biters is that if they do happen to bite you, they have the potential of spreading a parasite to the body which can bring about Chagas disease, which can shut down organs, cause heart failure and even be fatal.

Assassin bugs have become much more prevalent in recent years and have been starting to work their way into peoples homes in search for blood, either via harming our pets or even us. Assassin are initially attracted to light coming from our homes and once inside they’ll find a cool, dark place to hide in the daytime and then come out at night in search for fresh blood. These insects have even been known to hide in bedding.

Getting rid of assassin bugs should be a priority if you have found some in or around your home. Here are Solutions Pest and Lawn we can equip you with the right bug-killing products and expert know-how so you can get rid of those assassin bugs yourself!

 

How to Get Rid of Assassin Bugs: Solutions 3 Step Process

When it comes to preventing assassin bugs from entering your home and harming you or your family, we recommend a solution when involves exclusion and chemical treatments via insecticides. Whether you have a small outbreak of assassin bugs or are dealing with a sizable infestation in or around your home, we recommend a simple to execute 3-step solution:

Step 1:  Exclusion- The most important step in keeping these bugs out of your home requires sealing up the home against pests and securing your perimeter. Start with sealing any cracks or crevices to keep them from entering the home. Examine the perimeter of your home and clear up any leaves Clear the perimeter around your home of leaves or any sort of debris and make sure you don't have any gaps underneath your exterior doors.

Assassin bugs are also very attracted to light so do what you can to limit lights outside your home at night such as swapping out regular light bulbs for yellow bug safe light bulbs. You should also make sure to keep screens on your doors and windows.

Step 2:  Use Insecticide Treatments - To control assassin bugs on your yard, we recommend a combination of granule treatment with liquid insecticides. Lay out some Bifen LP Granules around the exterior of your home as well as your lawn and garden. Also spray an insecticide around the area such as Cyonara. Apply treatment once a month for two months and these products should eliminate them and keep them away from your property. Any one of our recommended broad-spectrum insecticides can also work as an exterior treatment around the perimeter of your home to act as a barrier to keep assassin bugs out.

Step 3:  If assassin bugs have made their way inside your home, spray them with an aerosol spray such as FiPro Foaming Aerosol. You can either use the spray to kill them directly or apply to cracks and crevices in rooms where you suspect they are residing in if you cannot find them.

It’s that simple! By following these steps, you and your family and pets will be protected from the threat of assassin bugs.  Browse our recommended assassin bug control products below and if you have any questions or concerns about your order or you need advice on control from a live expert, feel free to reach out to us via email or phone.



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