There are two ways to deter bugs: keep your house clean and lay down a line of protection.
1. keep your home clean
The best prevention against pests is good housecleaning. Bugs thrive on crumbs and moisture, so it is important to control food and water spills. Use Antibacterial fantastik® All Purpose Cleaner Heavy Duty
to clean up spills, remove crumbs, inhibit mold, and mildew on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Some other tips:
Sweep up immediately
after eating and keep surfaces clean and dry.
Keep soap scum at a minimum
or keep soap in closed dishes.
Keep books off the floor
and toss out old boxes and newspapers (some bugs adore clutter).
Store food in tightly closed
plastic containers and refrigerate whenever possible.
Clean behind ovens,
microwaves toasters and refrigerators.
2. lay down a line of protection
Prepare your home for the fall crawl. Try the following, referring to the product information on the label prior to any use:
Raid Max® Bug Barrier
is an easy way to apply protection inside and outside your home. It’s even been shown to kill more roaches than the leading brand of indoor/outdoor insect killer*, and will kill roaches, flies, spiders, and ants.
(* Raid Max® Bug Barrier
kills 8X more roaches than the leading brand of indoor/outdoor insect killer based on 1 minute of exposure to a dry, pre-treated wood surface against American and German cockroaches 48 hours after contact.)
Raid® Ant & Roach Killer
kills on contact and will keep killing ants and roaches for up to four weeks. It comes in an easy-to-use aerosol can. You can use it directly on roaches themselves, as well as in their hiding places.