I want to buys some kind of insecticide to spay around
outside of perimeter of home to keep bugs down.... ALL
kinds of bugs
There are many brands to chose from.
Any advice or links to reviews and what really works
well? best bang for buck, et?
Diazanon worked very well. Unfortunately some golf courses were using it near
water hazards, and it didn't do the migratory waterfowl a lot of good, so they
pulled it off the market a few years ago. I'd just go with whatever the major
brands like Ortho are offering and hope for the best.
By the way - if you are hoping for an electric fence type of action, you're
going to be disappointed. Most bugs take up klan residence and don't move in and
I've tried to convince the spousal unit that it would be far more effective
keeping the floors cleaner and thus removing the bugs food source than spraying
the foundation and putting bug traps everywhere. That isn't well received...
Psychological warfare? :o) Cleanliness is one solution. Plugging gaps,
like pipe entries, is another. Bugs move in when there is food or
shelter. All kinds of ants (fire, carpenter) like my flower pots when
there is too much rain and the ground is wetter than they desire. Bugs
also move in to seek moisture. I lived in one house that always had
ants in the bathroom; no food there but for occ. smear of toothpaste.
Roaches LOVE a pile of paper grocery sacks, old envelopes (glue is ROACH
FOOD), corrugated boxes, etc. We closed up our camper for too long and
forgot to remove all food. Roaches chewed into my rubber flip-flops and
chewed through unopened paper inner wrap on Ritz crackers. Nasty!
I just sprinkled some Spectracide ant shield around house.
Like other stuff I tried, I don't expect it to work but they do
guarantee money back if it doesn't.
Earlier this year, I went around perimeter of the house with three
different materials and still got ants in the house.
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