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The 5 Best Pest Preventers You Need at Home
I have no problem with bugs and rodents, as long as they stay out of my house. Here are my five favorite ways to keep out bugs and rodents and get rid of them if they’ve already invaded.
Many have tried to build a better mousetrap, but this old standby is still the gold standard. I prefer it to poison because I don’t want the little buggers to run off and expire and decay inside a wall. Also, poison isn’t safe to use around pets. Learn 11 things mice don’t want you to know.
Pest Control Door Sweep
Insects and rodents can squeeze into tiny spaces, but they prefer not to. Add weather stripping and a door sweep that conforms to the threshold to discourage them. Learn the best way to weather strip a door here.
Bug Barrier Spray
It’s always preferable to prevent these pests from showing up in the first place. An insect barrier spray around your home’s perimeter is a good place to start. Fear a pest problem at your house? Read this ultimate guide for dealing with ants, mice and other pests.
Go Wild West on Insects
This might be the coolest insect killer I’ve seen. Who wants a fly swatter when you could have this salt-spraying bug shotgun?! Learn more about how to get rid of flies here.
Terro Ant Killer
The first time my mom put this stuff out when I was a kid, I was fascinated. The ants would march in line to take their poison, never to be seen again. Find out other tips for getting rid of ants here.
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