Guys I know I’ve already gushed about our new house a few times on the blog, but I just adore it. It’s the perfect place for me and my crew to make ourselves right at home.
Spiders and ants seem to feel just the same way, unfortunately, and we have found ourselves engaged in a bit of a war with these pests. The ants are particularly impressive, finding the tiniest crumbs from (seemingly) miles away and forming a massive line from the tiny cracks on the other side of the house until they reach their treasure. And the spiders just think our basement rocks hard and they have no desire to budge. This, of course, means that my kids now officially hate the basement.
The bugs have GOT TO GO, but we also have 3 cats in the house, so we need to be really careful about what we are spraying around the house. Our curious kitties are likely to go over to something sprayed along the walls and give it a little taste.
So what to do? Well, I haven’t yet figured out a more permanent solution, but for quick fixes when we spy intruders, I’m really enjoying these products sent to us from Aunt Fannie’s. This company has an entire line of products for the home, but it’s the pest control products that have really gotten my attention.
I’ve used the All-Purpose Pest Remedy no less than 10 times and it will break up an ant conga line quicker than anything! We’ve found trails all along our front steps and used this product to discourage them from coming on in the front door (it worked!). And we’ve used it most any time we’ve found an ant party getting started. It doesn’t have any strong odor and my cats don’t seem the least bit interested in it, and I wouldn’t worry if they did because it’s pet friendly (and baby/toddler friendly, too!).
When I head out on a Saturday or Sunday morning to do a little gardening, I use one of these mosquito wipes. They help tremendously, and I find that just one wipe can provide protection for two people (just a little tip to get more bang for your buck!). I also appreciate not putting any sort of toxic bug repellent on me, and I love the ease of use of a wipe. I am a total mosquito magnet, so trust me when I say this stuff really helps! It’s another great product that I highly recommend!
I haven’t yet had to try the fruit fly trap, but I’m hanging on to it for the day when I’ll need it (it’s not a question of if, but when!).
So that’s a quick note on something that’s working for us. What’s working for you to keep bugs away without polluting or putting humans and pets at risk? I’d love to hear!