Bug Off!

Spring 2001 CSANews Issue 38  |  Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.Back to list

With the warm summer months fast approaching, so are the summer bugs. When the bugs start to really bug you, here are a few tips to keep them away:
  • To discourage ants from climbing on your picnic or patio table, fill some empty cans with water and place each table leg in one of the cans.
  • To help get rid of fruit flies, put out a dish of apple cider vinegar. The flies are attracted to the vinegar and will fly into it and drown.
  • Carpenter ants and other bugs love to nest in old rotting wood. Clean up old branches and scraps of wood and, if you have wood for a fireplace, store it as far away from your home as possible.
  • To get rid of wasps, place a jar of water with a small hole in the cover close to the area affected. Spread a little honey around the hole both on the inside and the outside of the cover. The wasps will gravitate to the honey and will follow it into the jar where they will be trapped.
  • To keep silverfish and cockroaches away make sure that your basement is dry and fix any dripping drains or pipes under your sinks.