Insects like flies, mosquitos, ticks and wasps are expected to be pests in the summer months. Once the temperature drops, the outdoors become habitable again, but it doesn’t mean you’re done dealing with pests.
Winter is a prime time for nefarious insects to burrow their way inside your home to wait out the cold months. Some of the biggest culprits are ants and cockroaches.
Seeing Ants Inside is Never a Good Sign
Crazy ants are common in southern states and infest in large numbers. These ants are known to sneak into homes, sometimes brought in from hay bales. Then there are winged carpenter ants, or flying ants. Seeing these inside your home in the winter is bad news because it usually means there’s a good possibility a carpenter ant nest is located somewhere within the structure of your home.
Cockroaches: the Kitchen Fiend
Cockroaches are found throughout the world, the most common species being the German cockroach. They love to live in small areas close to food and moisture, i.e., your kitchen. Cockroaches get inside your home through grocery bags, boxes and secondhand appliances. They contaminate food sources and spread bacteria. Even worse, their allergens can exacerbate asthma symptoms, especially in children.
Get Rid of Pests With Compare-N-Save
The good news is, along with sealing external cracks and keeping counters clean of crumbs, you can get rid of these pests and others with Compare-N-Save Indoor/Outdoor Insecticide.
This product can be used inside the home, including the kitchen. Just be sure to cover all food processing surfaces and utensils; any exposed food should be covered or removed. When applying Compare-N-Save, don’t apply it as a space spray, or as a broadcast application to interior surfaces of your home. Instead, apply it as a spot spray, or low pressure pinstream, to baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, in attics and eaves, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, furnaces, stoves, under shelves, drawers and similar areas. This insecticide can even be applied with a paintbrush.
To keep your home clear of ants, apply Compare-N-Save Indoor/Outdoor Insecticide to trails, around doors and windows and any other place ants may be found. If cockroaches have made their way in, apply this product to any area where you’ve found them hiding with a coarse low-pressure spray.
Compare-N-Save Indoor/Outdoor also controls beetles, boxelder bugs, centipedes, crickets, earwigs, firebrats, flies, millipedes, pillbugs, scorpions, silverfish, sowbugs, spiders, ticks and wasps. Use it this season to keep your home completely pest free.