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DIY Pest Control

As soon as the weather turned cold here, ants started invading our little nest. I’ve had ants get in before and they ate holes in our clothes that were in the laundry hamper. I had no idea that they could do that. This time, I went searching for an DIY pest control solution and I came across a very helpful infographic that I hope will help you as well if you are having a pest problem. I would have never guessed that coffee grounds would deter them. One of our local pest control companies comes every 4 weeks to spray so we don’t get pests, but for some reason, those little ants don’t take heed. When they want in, they find a way. I was afraid to put out something with chemicals in it because I didn’t know what would happen if I sprayed the ants with anything in the area where our pest control service guy sprays his stuff.


Shooooo fly ants don’t bother me.

Anyhow.. hope this helps you as it’s helped me.

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  1. Modern Pilgrim

    December 14, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    What a cool infographic! I hadn’t considered DIY pest control before but now I will.

  2. Hannah Staveley

    December 14, 2014 at 7:22 am

    This is so good and will come in handy.

  3. Danielle

    December 14, 2014 at 3:26 am

    This infographic is super helpful. I pay to have a pest service come out and I have been needing to downsize on the services that we have at the house. Pest control is one I am getting rid of so this will be very helpful.

  4. Sharon

    December 13, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    We use a lot of that stuff since we got into our own pest control too. Cheaper and easier, that’s for sure!

  5. Susieqtpies (Susan B)

    December 13, 2014 at 12:16 am

    I always worry when I see an ant in the house and wonder where they came from. Thanks for all of this information.

  6. Courtney

    December 12, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I hate all bugs!!! What a very informative post! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. HilLesha

    December 12, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Essential oils are the best when it comes to keeping the pests at bay. They also don’t set off my allergies.

  8. Krystal's Kitsch

    December 12, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    That is SO important for us since we are in Florida. We get all sorts of things that try to hide out in the house !

  9. Rebecca Swenor

    December 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Okay I totally love you for this post. Most winters I end up have the carpenter ants which to me are like cockroaches. I haven’t see any this year but just in case. I so dislike spiders so I am for sure trying a couple of these mixes. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Ann Bacciaglia

    December 12, 2014 at 11:31 am

    This is a great post. So much great information. I will bookmark this page for future reference.

  11. Sophie O'Reilly

    December 12, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I hate spiders! Thanks for the tips!

  12. Erica

    December 12, 2014 at 8:57 am

    The weather here is so up and down. I’m not sure the bugs know what to do haha. I hate it sometimes.

  13. Stephanie C.

    December 12, 2014 at 6:25 am

    I must try this – thank you for the tips! We have three young kids and a problem with ants/spiders!! I don’t like the idea of chemicals so this will be a must-try!

  14. Our Family World

    December 12, 2014 at 2:33 am

    What a long picture, but very helpful on exterminating the bugs!

    1. Terri Beavers

      December 12, 2014 at 8:57 am

      It’s called an infographic :).

  15. michele d

    December 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I live in Florida and there are bugs everywhere here. I hate those love bugs they are the worse!

  16. Catherine S

    December 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    We get ants every summer. We are always putting out ant traps and spraying around the entire yard. I need to start saving my coffee grounds.

  17. Nina Say

    December 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    We had an ant problem a couple months ago. Thankfully it is gone now but it was so stressful.

  18. Jess Scull

    December 11, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    ack ants are the worst! We get them when its warm out

  19. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    December 11, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I live in a wooded area, so we have a lot of bugs. I am trying some of these.

  20. Jennifer@ a glimpse of our life

    December 11, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Dried herbs, interesting. I detest bugs, but haven’t tried herbs to keep them away except for rosemary in the chicken’s coop.

  21. Dawn

    December 11, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    This is such a great post. We had an infestation of ants one year, and it sucked. Let me tell you, we never let THAT happen again.

  22. vidya sudarsan

    December 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Thank you for this infographic! I’m seeing little bugs crawl out from inside and was just thinking what to do! Information you have on this page is very useful.. I will be sharing this with my friends too :)

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