Non-toxic Ways to Control Bugs in Your Home, summer Tips from Lilo

summer tips

cape coral summer tips

Summer time and the livin’ is buggy. But before you run and start spraying pesticides, wait! Do you really want those nasty chemicals in your Cape Coral home, where you live, eat and breathe? Here are some non-toxic alternative methods to control bugs:

  • Keep it clean. Just like your mother said, don’t let dirty dishes pile up, and don’t leave spills and crumbs on kitchen counters. If you do, you’ll be inviting ants and worse into your Cape Coral home.
  • Use boric acid. You can get this odorless powder at any drug store. It can be hard to find though, so just ask the pharmacist where it is. It’s cheap, safe and effective. Just sprinkle it lightly wherever you’ve seen critters, especially along cracks and crevices.
  • Trap them. When it’s fresh fruit and tomato season, it’s fruit fly season. Who knows where they come from, but there they are. Here’s how to make a simple fruit fly trap: Put a dash of beer, wine or sugar water and yeast in a jar. Then cut the very corner off of a plastic bag and poke that corner down into the jar, keeping it above the liquid level. Secure the bag to the jar with a rubber band, and you have a funnel leading fruit flies in, but they can’t find their way back out.
  • Live and let live. They may be hairy, they may be scary, but spiders are doing you a favor. They’re every other bug’s worst nightmare. But ok, you don’t want them inside. Here’s the safest, most nonviolent, good-karma way to get them out: Get a clear glass or jar and place it over the spider. Then use a stiff card like a postcard to slide under it. This acts as a lid on the jar to keep the spider in. Simply take it outside and release the spider to live another day. Show the kids how to do this, and you won’t find any more bugs smashed on your walls.

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About Lilo Realtor

With over a decade of industry experience, Lilo Clacher is proud to represent Cape Coral/Lee County FL . With a degree and previous career in interior design, Lilo understands the importance of the entire package her clients are receiving. Lilo has a passion for real estate and a passion for taking care of her clients. She understands that for many they are making the biggest investment of their lives, and therefore she endeavors to make their experience in buying or selling as easy and comfortable as possible. With an impressive repeat and referral rate of 90 percent, it is clear that her clients appreciate the dedication she puts in to every real estate transaction. In addition to being fluent in German and Swedish, Lilo has received numerous awards for excellence in real estate. She received the 2000,2001 and 2002 Excellence Award for being a multi-million dollar producer, as well as the 2003 and 2004 Platinum Award, Diamond Award 2005, 2006. Multi million Dollar producer in 2007, 2008, 2009 She also received the Designation e-PRO Endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®, for being an internet savvy realtor, for knowing how to work with the 87% of clients, starting seeking Real Estate per Internet. Lilo received the Designation for Short Sales, Foreclosures and Home modefication loans, helping homeowners to keep there home. In her free time, Lilo enjoys boating, diving, Horsebacriding, Gardening and catching up on her reading.
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