When the warm weather arrives in Iowa and Omaha, it also brings its fair share of summer pests. The presence of ants, fruit flies, and mosquitos are all common in the warmer months, and they can make your living space and life miserable. If you have any pest issues this summer, our pest removal experts can help you maintain a pest-free property.
If you are a DIY person and would like to try to get these irritating insects away from your home and property yourself, we’ve provided there are several simple DIY hacks that you can try. While these homemade solutions can be very effective, you must contact a professional pest removal company asap if you have an ongoing issue with unwanted visitors in your home.
Let’s take a look at a few DIY pest deterrents any homeowner can try to eliminate various pests, keeping the creepy, crawly, irritating insects from spoiling your summer.
Mosquitos lay their eggs on stagnant water sources, presenting an opportunity for you to trap these pests. All you need to do is provide them with a water source such as a bucket, fill it with water and add a few drops of liquid detergent. When the mosquitos come to lay their eggs, the detergent will disrupt the surface tension of the water. This means the mosquitos will not be able to stand, and instead of laying their eggs, they will drown.
At Genie Pest Control, we understand just how irritating and destructive ants can be. Mix a half-cup of sugar, one and a half tablespoons of Borax, and one and a half cups of water until everything dissolves. Next, line a shallow container, such as a jar lid, with cotton wool and add the solution so that the cotton wool is completely soaked through. The ants will be drawn to the sugar, and the Borax will disrupt their digestive system when they eat it, killing the ants.
To make a fruit fly trap, you will need half a cup of apple cider vinegar, dish soap, and a jar. Heat the apple cider vinegar to create an aroma that will attract the fruit flies. Pour the heated vinegar into the jar and add a small drop of dish soap to the mix. When the fruit flies fly in to taste the vinegar, they will stick to the dish soap, preventing them from escaping.
If you have minor issues with pests in your Iowa and Omaha home this summer, why not try some of the DIY solutions above. If you want to ensure that your home is entirely pest-free, be sure to contact our pest removal experts at Genie Pest Control. With our experience and expertise, we can help you keep your home free of unwanted visitors so that you can enjoy your summer in peace.