Flying insects can ruin a warm summer evening spent relaxing in the home with the doors or windows open, but there are ways to disable mosquitoes, wasps, bees and fruit flies instantly and rid your home of winged invaders.
As the summer approaches, finding ways to bug-proof your home is essential in order to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep and avoid painful insect bites and stings. Houseflies and fruit flies are completely harmless but can be annoying especially if you have pets that are intent on chasing ’round the house catching them. Wasps, bees and mosquitoes, however, can be a little more dangerous and those who are prone to mosquito bites can wake up disfigured after a night with the tiny bloodsuckers. Flying cockroaches, or palmetto bugs, native to the southern states can be terrifying to those with a bug phobia. Trying to exterminate these insects with an ordinary fly swatter is extremely difficult and results in squashed bug marks over your walls, doors and counters. A far better method exists that will rid your home of all types of flying insects no matter how big or fast they may be.
Rather than squashing insects by hand or with shoes and rolled up newspapers, a can of ordinary hairspray will do the job far more effectively. Cheap hairspray will render any flying insect motionless in a matter of seconds with minimal effort. This method is ideal for elderly, infirm or handicapped people who are unable to chase insects around the house. Purchase several cans of hairspray and keep them in various places in the house where bugs often appear. A can in the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom should do the trick, and you can also store a can in the garage if you have one. The next time a bug enters your home, grab the hairspray and spray short blasts in the direction of the insect. Never chase the insect while spraying as you will inhale the spray yourself. Instead, wait until the insect flies towards you and then spray so it flies directly into the cloud of hairspray.
Continue spraying the insect as many times as it takes until it eventually drops to the floor. The spray will stick to the insect’s wings making it impossible for it to fly and eventually disabling it. Once it falls to floor, you can continue spraying the bug to suffocate it completely or simply remove it from your home. Dealing with smaller insects such as mosquitoes and fruit flies is easy as they often gravitate towards mirrors and other glass surfaces. Spray a light layer of hairspray over the mirror before bed or in the morning when they are most likely to be active. They will then stick to the mirror making it easy for you to remove them using a damp cloth.
Tips and Warnings
Although hairspray will immobilize flying insects, it will not actually kill them instantly. Bear this in mind when dealing with wasps and bees as they will still be able to sting you when you attempt to remove them. Be careful when spraying hairspray in homes with children or pets. Hairspray will work every time to rid your home of unwanted flying insects.
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