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Top 3 Ways to Keep Your Home Bug-Free This Spring

Keeping bugs out of the home is pretty much every home owner’s number one priority. Pests need to be controlled, allowing your home to stay free of the mosquito, ticks, fleas, and other potentially harmful pests.

There are many do it yourself methods that can be followed to ensure a home that has great pest control. A huge issue in America is the mosquito. These harmful bugs carry many diseases to you and your family.

Other harmful pests that can be hard to control are ticks and fleas. These are especially harmful to children who run around in grass and bushes, as well as pets, who are normally right there alongside them.

Here are a few tried and true ways to do it yourself pest control has worked!


Essential Oils

While many might think essential oils are an interior aroma used for relaxation only, they can be used both inside and out to keep pests like the mosquito away from your home. Concocting a do it yourself pest control is a great way to keep bugs away from the people you are hosting – whether that be friends and family or a place where your business is held.

Lemon essential oil wards off bugs because they hate the smell of it. Lemon has been used as a do it yourself pest control in addition to some eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is a very strong, potent scent that sends bugs like the mosquitoes flying far away from your yard.


Using Fire to Fight the Mosquito

While a bonfire can do wonders for warding off the mosquito, it can be difficult to have an entire fireplace going at every single event.

Alternatively, allowing your outdoor living space to have small torches surrounding the area that guests will be in most is a great way to continue to ward off those flying evil bugs.

If you think about how tough it is for you to stand near a fire pit for an extended period of time, it must be much harder for a tiny pest to be near it as well. So surrounding your entire area with small torches can ward off the mosquito and help your guests stay happy and healthy.


Do It Yourself Spray

An anti-mosquito spray can easily be done yourself, with the proper precautions. It’s important to be sure that when you attempt a do it yourself mosquito spray, you are also taking the proper precautions that are needed with that.

Essential oils can be included in this. The lemon and eucalyptus are things that are very important to include. Other types of oil you can include are geranium, lavender, and rosemary. These are also incredibly helpful when fighting the mosquito.

The other two big variants of a do it yourself spray are vodka and vinegar. Both of these have extremely potent scents and scare mosquitoes away from your property.

Being extremely careful, you can mix these ingredients together to create a temporary at-home bug replant until you are able to call for long term professional pest control help.  


Long Term Help from Progressive Pest Control

When coming to terms with the fact that the mosquito may have taken over the exterior of your home, it can be overwhelming. But Progressive Pest Control is here to help!

We specialize in pest control – it’s all we do! We can easily help you and your family, or your property stay safe from the viruses and diseases that the mosquito can carry.

Feel free to reach out to us on our contact page and request a free quote. You can even look us up on Facebook for more information, or reach us directly at (706) 654-2730.


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