According to the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, roach bombs are seldom effective at killing roaches, no matter the brand. In most cases, very little of the insecticide sprayed by roach bombs penetrates into the deep cracks and crevices where roaches hide.
Roach bombs, or insect foggers, spray a fine mist containing an insecticide straight up into the air, where it disperses and settles onto floors and other surfaces. Roaches and other household insects spend most of their time in wall voids and other hard-to-reach areas, where the residue does not settle. In addition, most foggers use pyrethrin, which is somewhat effective on flying insects but rarely fatal to cockroaches.Learn More
Organic mosquito repellent can be made by combining essential oils or fresh, dried herbs with boiled or distilled water and witch hazel. There are optional ingredients in some mixes, but creating an organic mosquito repellent with essential oils should take no more than a few minutes.Full Answer >
Adult gnats, also known as midges, live for approximately three to five days, following an incubation period of three to seven weeks as larvae and approximately three to five days in the pupa stage. Five generations of gnats can spawn within one summer.Full Answer >
A pincher bug, also known as an earwig, is able to pinch using forceps, also known as pincers, located on its abdomen and its tail end. Pincher bugs are not aggressive, but they can fasten onto skin if bothered. However, the pinch is not serious.Full Answer >
Flying ants in the house often signify a carpenter ant infestation, especially when they are found in colder months. Carpenter ants are commonly mistaken for termites, which also have wings, resemble an ant and can be found indoors.Full Answer >