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Do-it-yourself Insect Pest Control

Pest Control

Controlling insects can often be easier than homeowners realize. The key is knowing how to inspect for signs of trouble and what steps to take if there is a threat to your home. Many find that the onset of warmer weather can be an excellent time to begin their annual home inspection—both inside and out.

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How to Use Insecticide

Prevention is the best solution to warding off unwanted pests. Spray insect control early in the spring, reinforce protection in the summer during the peak of insect season and seal homes in the fall to keep bugs from seeking shelter.

How to Choose an Insecticide
When choosing an insecticide, look for one that can be equally effective against a variety of insects. For example, the Black Flag Home Insect Control system was designed to offer protection against more than 40 different types of insects. Tractor Supply Co. offers a variety of Black Flag products, including Home Insect Control Concentrate, Home Insect Control Ready-to-Use Pump Sprayer and Fogger.

Tips for Keeping Bugs at Bay
Here are some tips on what to look for and how to keep pests under control:

  •          Check walls for cracks and crevices where spiders and ants can enter.
  •          In the kitchen, check for open containers or water leaks under the sink and other sources of food and water.
  •          Check cardboard storage containers and paper grocery bags for unwanted guests.
  •          Using caulk, expanding foam or steel wool, seal up spaces around pipes and any place where electrical wiring enters the house.
  •          In the house, keep trash in a closed container.

Black Flag Insect Control offers homeowners an easy way to protect their home and family against unwanted pests. Unique product features and the exclusive pump spray system will keep the insecticide particles on the surface of treated areas to give better insect control. With up to 10 minutes of continuous spraying using the pump system, homeowners can cover more area in less time and with less effort. For maximum protection, homeowners should apply the spray around the perimeter of the house, both indoors and out. By using products like the Black Flag Insect Control line, do-it-yourselfers (DIY) can save more than $100, which is equivalent to the average cost of using a pest control service for treatment.