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How To Control Kissing bugsKissing Bug

Kissing bugs may sound like a cute name for an insect, but these insects are anything but cute. In fact these bugs can be downright dangerous if you are not careful. Kissing bugs may be beneficial to landowners and gardeners because the bug is known to prey on plant-eating pests like aphids and mealybugs. However these bugs have a large appetite for blood, and this can become an issue especially if they seek out your home and venture inside.

Kissing bugs are also known as Assassin bugs and the reason they were given such a name is because of their tendency to bite victims (especially humans) when they are sleeping around the lips or eyes. 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. The disease kills 20,000 people a year and is a major problem in Mexico but in recent years due to more kissing bug activity in the States, it has spread here.

Kissing bugs have become much more common in recent years there have be increased amounts of complaints about this pest making their presence felt on people’s yards to satisfy their need for blood. Kissing bugs usually first take interest in a home by being 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 between mattresses, waiting for just the right time to attack.

If you have a kissing bug problem in or around your home, it should become a major priority of yours to take action to get rid of them. 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 kissing bugs and make them regret targeting your house.

 

How to Get Rid of Kissing bugs: Solutions 3 Step Process

When it comes to keeping kissing bugs from sneaking into 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 Kissing 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 kissing bugs out of your home requires sealing up the home against pests and securing your perimeter. Begin by sealing up 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.

Kissing 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 incandescent light bulbs for yellow bug safe light bulbs. Putting screens on windows and doors should also be an important measure to put into place.

Step 2:  Use Insecticide Applications - To control kissing 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 Bifen XTS. 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 Kissing bugs out.

Step 3:  If Kissing bugs have made their way inside your home, spray them with an aerosol spray such as Zenprox Aerosol Insecticide. 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 as simple as that! By following these steps, you and your family and pets will be protected from the threat of kissing bugs.  Browse our recommended kissing 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 contact us via live chat, phone or email.

 






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