Q:

How do you kill no-see-ums in the home?

A:

Quick Answer

To eliminate no-see-ums in the home, clean outdoor areas thoroughly, and install screens over all windows and doors. A bug zapper and homemade traps can be used to kill the pests both outdoors and in the home. The process of killing the pests may require a few days, depending on the severity of the infestation.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

  1. Install window screens and other deterrents

    To eliminate no-see-ums, install fine mesh screens over windows, and install screen doors at all entrances. A bug zapper can be installed outside entrances to prevent most types of flying pests from entering the home.

  2. Remove water sources

    Standing water in front of the home attracts insects and should be removed to effectively control no-see-ums. Turn buckets, children's swimming pools and other receptacles upside-down if they are stored outdoors and not being used. Rake the lawn frequently to remove leaves and other debris that may hold water. If possible, store building materials vertically rather than on the ground.

  3. Make homemade traps

    In a shallow container, such as a bowl, mix equal amounts of white vinegar and liquid dish detergent. Place the bowls in any area affected by the pests, and replace the mixture as needed. The traps can also be placed in outdoor areas.

Learn more about Pest Control

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you get rid of snakes in your yard?

    A:

    To get rid of snakes on a property, eliminate items that attract snakes, such as piles of debris, and seal the crawlspace and other areas of the home where snakes find shelter. Commercial snake repellents and snake-proof fencing are used to prevent snake infestations. If the snakes are venomous, consider contacting a professional animal control company.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you exterminate springtails?

    A:

    Exterminate springtails by using a spreader to broadcast a granulated insecticide in damp areas around the outside of the home, such as mulched flower beds, followed by application of a perimeter spray, such as Onslaught or Fenvastar Plus. Indoors, reduce moisture by using a dehumidifer in areas of the home where humidity is a problem.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you repel snakes?

    A:

    To repel snakes, drive away their prey, get rid of hiding spots, spread sharp mulch in gathering areas and seal access points in the home. Some snakes are dangerous, so avoid interacting with them directly. Call an animal control professional if the problem persists.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you get rid of springtails in your house?

    A:

    Look for areas of excessive moisture in the home. Apply dust insect repellent to the affected areas, and remove moisture from the home so the springtails will not return.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore