The 10 Most Disgusting House Bugs - and the Best Ways to Get Rid of Them

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Finding bugs in your home is never a nice surprise, but did you know that you can get rid of most pests yourself? Of course, there are the chemical treatments you can use, but there are also organic pest control methods that you can use that won't release toxins in your home. This way you'll have a safer environment inside your home for you and your family. One of the more common pests to find in your home, especially in your basement area is the centipede. They aren't harmful, but they can look really freaky with their many legs. They can also be tough to catch since they are able to get away fast, so it's best to do pest control by getting rid of their food source. Centipedes are attracted to excess moisture so getting a dehumidifier will help keep them away. It's also going to be a good idea to seal off cracks in your home so that they don't have a space to get in or lay eggs. This will also be good home pest control for other pests as well. Fleas are another home pest that can get carried in by your furry family members. Fleas will usually only live on your pets, but they can bite humans too. The best way to kill fleas is with an organic pest control flea spray.

Since the fleas will stay only in a few areas of your home, find out where they are congregating and then use the spray that you made on the fleas directly. That is the first step to flea pest control, but you will also have to make sure that you're getting rid of the eggs and dormant fleas too. So you will have to do some major cleaning by washing any fabrics that the fleas can hide in and vacuum your furniture, carpets and curtains. If it's gotten really bad, you may have to resort to throwing away your pet's bedding. If it's not too bad, you can simply wash your pet's bedding in hot water and detergent. To make the organic pest control spray just fill a spray bottle half full with water and half with apple cider vinegar or white vinegar. Shake it up and spray it right on your furniture or your pets. The vinegar will kill the pests, but it's safe for animals and humans.

Cockroaches are another pest that's very difficult to remove from your home. Your best bet is to prevent attracting them by keeping your home clean and free from clutter. Clean up any food or food crumbs around the house and make sure you don't give the cockroaches anywhere to hide. Keeping everything off of the floor also really helps too. One pest that scares many people is the common house spider, but you won't get a lot of spiders unless their eggs just hatched. So either killing or catching and releasing each spider you see in your home is a good method of pest control. Also, clean your home and get rid of any of the spider webs you see as well as any clutter that the spiders can hide out in. There could be spider eggs hiding in these webs, so you want to get rid of them as soon as possible. Vacuuming will also help get rid of the spiders and their food which could be other smaller bugs. You can also make sure to seal up any cracks in your home to prevent the spiders from getting in. Those are just a few of the pest control ideas from Readers Digest so be sure to check the rest out on their website and keep your home pest free.***

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