Spraying to Keep Pests Out Of The Home?


I would like to know a cheap and safe way to spray for pests (ants, etc.) to keep them from getting in the house. I stopped my pest control service which was charging me $360 per year to spray 4 times.


Hardiness Zone: 7a

JB from Harrisburg, PA

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August 22, 20060 found this helpful

If there is a "Do It Yourself Pest Control" store in your area, you can obtain professional quality anti-pest liquids. Buy a heavy duty sprayer and do it yourself.

Or go to Home Depot and buy all of that stuff there.

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August 24, 20060 found this helpful

Hello JB

I do my own pest control on my 1 acre. Here is the site I buy my products.

The chemical I buy and that works best for me is Talstar. I think I pay around $50.00 and it lasts me a good 7-8 months. It's water soluable so you'll need to purchase a sprayer from your garden center.


The best thing is I can spray whenever I want and not have to wait for the pest control guy!

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By Lynda (Guest Post)
August 24, 20060 found this helpful

Since I nearly died of chemical poisoning twice in my garden and once at a garage sale accident over my lifetime, I STRONGLY URGE ANYONE DEALING WITH CHEMICAL PESTICIDES, cheap or expensive, TO READ AND HEED THE WARNING LABELS TO THE LETTER! ! ! God keep you in His care and give you the wisdom to do this.

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June 4, 20070 found this helpful

What about duraspan I know u can buy it on the internet, we also sprayed it around the house to deter snakes. Found a black moccasin in the dog pen one day, spray it and immobilized it's nervous system.


I don't like to put such dangerous chemicals around b cause I don't want to kill anything, except SNAKES

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By gls195003 (Guest Post)
September 28, 20070 found this helpful

You can repel ants by misting around baseboards & other areas "unreachable" & wiping counters with vinegar!

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