Best pest repellents according to redditors

We found 1,028 Reddit comments discussing the best pest repellents. We ranked the 395 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/mportz · 184 pointsr/SeattleWA

If you buy a gun do your research to figure out the right one for you before you purchase. Don't buy a gun in Seattle, the additional tax isn't worth it. Just take the drive north to a place like Precise Shooter in Lynnwood for example.

Guns should not be used for stopping crimes where your or other lives are not at risk. If your car is being broken into, someone is looting your shed, whatever you should stay in your home and call 911. There are classes you can take that will give you the only justifiable reasons to use a firearm.

Almost if not all shooting ranges allow you to rent before you buy. I would recommend that you take a training class before you rent or purchase if you don't have any training already. Also an FYI most shooting ranges will not allow you to rent a firearm if you are alone, so you will need to bring a friend to do so.

West Coast Armory for example has a number of classes right up your alley. Just as an FYI I don't work for them nor am I affiliated in anyway. Two that would be good for you would be:

Right On Target - Entry Level Handgun

Right on Target- Introduction to Home Defense

In addition to a firearm, if you own your home or condo there are some easy steps you could take to make it more secure. Things like Door Jamb armor for example make it almost impossible for someone to just kick down your door and be in your home in seconds. If you have someone coming into your backyard at night you can get motion activated lights and even sprinklers.

Get a safe for your firearm to store it in while you are not at home.

If you do not own your home, condo or apartment, there are devices you can buy to make it a tiny bit harder to run off with, without having to bolt it to the floor. Like this which is designed for a vehicle, but you could use the attached cable to wrap around something that cannot be easily destroyed like the headboard on your bed, the metal frame of a large piece of furniture, or a sturdy metal railing.

If you have questions places like /r/homedefense has a number of people that would be willing to help answer questions. /r/guns has a great FAQ that might answer a number of your questions as well.

u/RealityCheckering · 140 pointsr/RealEstate

Not a landlord but I had an infestation when a nearby house was demolished.

It's awful and creepy and gross. I'm so sorry.

This is what i used:

Advion roach bait gel everywhere.(keep away from pets - just put it in weird places pets dont go/cant' get to)Tip: Put dots on top of painters tape bc its hard to get off the walls$40(i have a ref # below, just search on amazon if you hate crap like that)

You can also spray the whole house with insect growth regulator (IGR) which stops insects who touch it from reproducing. Try to only use in the house bc outside bugs we need. Its generally $15 on amazon

Hope that helps!

u/TeslasAndComicbooks · 63 pointsr/Whatcouldgowrong
u/NichoNico · 46 pointsr/ShittyLifeProTips

Thousands of people have bought them - decent ratings

>The Get Lost Wasp is a simulated wasp nest which acts on wasps' instinctual and territorial behavior. Most species of wasps have a natural tendency to avoid nesting within a 200 ft. radius of a competing colony. Wasps also tend to patrol no further from their nest than this same 200 ft. radius. The Get Lost Wasp acts as a first line of defense in the pest management of your property by simulating that the area is already claimed by an existing colony of wasps.

u/SirEDCaLot · 36 pointsr/changemyview

My 2c on this-

A simple way to 'test' this is to replace 'cat' with 'dog'. IE, your neighbor has a DOG that comes in your yard, poops on your lawn, digs holes, and falls asleep on your furniture triggering your allergies. Would that be considered acceptable? I doubt it.

Also, while it may be 'outside', the difference between the cat and random animals is the neighbor has control over the cat, IE they can simply keep the cat inside (which is better for both the cat and the environment, as the cat is exposed to fewer dangers and the cat won't be hunting local birds and critters).

So speaking legally (for the USA at least), you could probably take legal action to get them to contain their cat, and/or you can do whatever you want to the cat on your property (including trap it and make them pick it up at the local animal control). I am glad you are not going to harm the cat- kitty doesn't understand property lines.
Point is though, the neighbor doesn't know that. So if the neighbor says 'oh it's 'outside' it's no big deal and you have no control', simply point out that you are allowed to trap and/or poison any animal that wanders onto your land because 'it's outside and it's no big deal, people poison rodents all the time and if a cat eats the rodent bait that's not your problem'. This might be more of an escalation than you want, but the option is there, and perhaps it would make the neighbor realize that kitty is actually in danger outside.

However to start, I suggest get something like this. And keep some Super Soakers in and around your house. The idea is so the cat learns 'come on Westerberg's property = get soaked'. That way kitty will quickly learn that your property is no longer a fun place to hang out. Water is not harmful to the cat, but it is highly unpleasant.

I've heard that certain scents, such as mint or citrus, can also help repel cats. A bit of essential oil sprinkled around might be the way to go.

u/AmericaNeedsBernie · 34 pointsr/relationship_advice

Actually, that's a perfect idea, get this, and keep vacuum cleaner nearby.

Here it is in action

u/mattzach84 · 23 pointsr/chicago

I just went through this OP. Stay strong.

  • The insecticides will take time to work. You shouldn't expect them to all die immediately; my problem was much better after two weeks but didn't resolve completely for about a month or 6 weeks after the first spray.

  • The exterminators should come back out and respray if the bugs persist; I wanted faster results too, but the exterminators basically said re-spraying after only a week would have no impact. I had them respray after two weeks. The reason you are seeing (more) bugs now is they are fleeing the insecticide, trying to find safe haven.

  • To really keep them gone, your landlord will want to respray monthly for at least 6 months. Remind them that this is for the good of their building, not because you're a whiny bitch. If they were in your unit, you can bet your ass they have access to every unit in the building. (This is probably why you saw him again the same day - your landlord said "oh shit" and hopefully went to war).

  • I had a pretty major problem with German cockroaches in my kitchen. I'd have loved to only deal with 2-3 roaches a day; I was killing 40-50 myself at first. I waylaid every baseboard, crack, behind-appliance-areas, etc. with bait traps that were advertised to kill the eggs. Also roach motels. They definitely took out their fair share of the fuckers fleeing the insecticides.

  • There is an effective product to keep them gone - but you can't use this until after the insecticide has denatured and you've cleaned it up. Combat Source Kill Gel

  • DO NOT squish the live roaches you see. If you do this to a pregnant female, you can spread their eggs all over your house.

  • Clean everything you can, and you're really better off eating out for the time being (probably your preference anyway because of the fumes). Do not clean the areas where the exterminator sprayed for bugs. Cleaning is your best weapon against them. Don't leave anything out that they may want.
u/flsucks · 23 pointsr/homeowners

You could get a motion activated sprinkler. Super easy to use and humane. Worth the price in entertainment value alone.

u/joleary747 · 18 pointsr/answers

Ant traps where some liquid or goo attracts them (ants have a strong sense of smell) and they get stuck is a thing. (See here) Congrats, you just created your own DIY ant trap! And simultaneously created a protein rich honey!

u/someonesomewherex · 18 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

What you need is a motion activated sprinkler to keep them off of your property

Havahart 5277 Motion-Activated Animal Repellent & Sprinkler, 1 Pack, Green

u/akatherder · 17 pointsr/WTF

I can't recommend a specific one but Combat should get you started.

u/realslacker · 16 pointsr/camping

Also, the 98% DEET might melt synthetics... so be careful about what you spray it on.

You could also check out Permethrin clothing treatment products. This stuff works great to repel ticks and mosquitoes, just make sure you follow the directions.

For another option, I've had good luck with ThermaCELL clip on repellant.

u/nothinglefttouse · 13 pointsr/blogsnark

Richard, be the hero Emily needs and buy one of these to rid the house of the flies.

"The BUG-A-SALT 2.0 is the most powerful, efficient BUG-A-SALT designed yet. The Bug-A-Salt shoots a shotgun spray of regular table salt and decimates flies on contact. A surefire fun way to enjoy a disgusting task. Rid your house of all those pesky pests and have a blast while doing it. For use by adults only! 18 years of age and older!"


u/RonSDog · 12 pointsr/NewOrleans

As /u/fallacybuffet mentioned, diatomaceous earth is a great non-toxic way to battle cockroaches. It's food grade, so you and your cat can still eat the roaches it kills!

For a more toxic solution, I bought Tempo Ultra SC insecticide to spray all along the outside of our house. You'll need a garden sprayer, too. The morning after I first sprayed the outside of our house, I found a dozen dead cockroaches on our sidewalk. That was a month or two ago, and I have only seen one cockroach inside since then. It was dead.

I also bought Maxforce FC Magnum get bait. I noticed a swarm of roaches using our backyard picnic table as a community center at night, so I spread the gel in the cracks of the support beams and a few other spots in the backyard cockroaches would seem to frequent.

We never had a huge cockroach problem, but after we saw almost six in 24 hours, my girlfriend really started freaking out and drastic measures were needed. These solutions have worked for me.

u/mr_337 · 12 pointsr/LifeProTips

Once you find the fly kill it with this. The salt fly shotgun

It's a little expensive at 50 bones but I'm on the 2nd year strong. Best amazon purchase to date.

u/Knowledge_ · 11 pointsr/Albuquerque

cy kick

and Diatomaceous earth.

u/Dosjz · 11 pointsr/cars

Put this all around in the car and underneath if it is stored in a garage. It will kill any kind of insect and is fairly non toxic to humans.

u/pagh1 · 11 pointsr/de
u/Tack122 · 9 pointsr/houston

They get mobile in the summer and will travel into your home. This is the most important time to keep a handle on them, you'll see giant watering style roaches and teeny German cockroaches in Houston.

Germans are the bigger concern, they're the sort that likes to infest homes and when an infestation gets going it can be tough, if you're infested you'll see tens or hundreds scatter when you turn on the kitchen lights at night.

If you just see one or two on wet objects occasionally they're probably traveling. Best to use some sort of bait poison in my opinion. I swear by advion cockroach bait which I buy in syringes from Amazon.

It's peanut butter looking gel you lay out near cracks and crevices, along baseboards, backs of cabinets, between the stove and the wall, behind the fridge, countertops on slips of thin cardboard. They'll eat and carry it in and on their bodies back to their nests, where they die. Then their cannibal brethren will eat them, and die. Makes for a very effective treatment, I've used it to help friends fix up terrible German roach infestations in a week or two.

The waterbug varieties die to it too, but they're not so much indoor dwelling roaches so they rarely infest clean appearing homes.

Mostly harmless to animals, active ingredient is indoxacarb which is used in some flea drops.

It used to be about $25 with prime shipping from Amazon but it seems that's not the case at the moment. This was the best I could find.

advion 4 Tubes and 4 Plungers Cockroach German Roach Pest Control Insecticide Bait Gel, Kill German, American, Australian, Smoky, Brown

Invict Gold seems similar, imidacloprid is its main ingredient, same as advantage II flea drops for animals, and at $25 on amazon not bad.
Rockwell Labs - Invict Gold - Cockroach Gel - 4 Tubes

Note on animal toxicity, these chemicals are safe because they're being spread at low concentrations in small areas, not broadly and widely like with sprays. If your animals seek and consume the roach bait that will not only increase the dose but reduce the effectiveness of your bait. I've never had issues with my cats being interested, but maybe a dog would. Just keep the bait out of reach of them as best you can,

u/[deleted] · 9 pointsr/Austin

I've had a lot of luck with this stuff.

They eat it. Run to the nest. Die and all the others eat them and die.

u/bbd123 · 9 pointsr/whatsthisbug

D'oh, it is. Time to call an exterminator or buy some CimeXa.

u/404_UserNotFound · 9 pointsr/funny
u/RodJohnsonSays · 9 pointsr/MLS

The question and answer section for the Bug-a-salt is fucking hilarious!

u/Lytharon · 8 pointsr/kansascity

I brought one home from golfing about a month ago and went to absolute war. CimeXa is all you need to get rid of them if anyone is out there strugglin'. I learned everything I could about these fuckers and used it once and haven't had any issues since.

u/flux8 · 8 pointsr/PeopleFuckingDying


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u/dyeabolical · 8 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Can verify. We used to have the scarecrow brand one for years and replaced with this cobra brand one
last year. Will spray everything from cats trying to mark your house to obnoxious children who like to throw things at your fence.

u/CountryNerd · 7 pointsr/triangle

Yup, I second that for roaches. I haven't used it personally but I've heard a lot of folks talk about it. After using the gel bait, I'd also suggest this. Grab a one gallon sprayer from Lowe's or Home Depot and you're set. I use the one ounce per gallon of water mixture and spray the outside of my house every couple of months. Shout out to /u/bagodees for suggesting both in a similar thread.

u/SummaryExecutions · 7 pointsr/pestcontrol

Ask what chemicals they're using. The fact that they're not baiting for them is concerning, and if they're not using an insect growth regulator (IGR) in conjunction with the spray, then I'd drop them.

You can get you some Maxforce too and treat it yourself. If you're not keeping any food out for them to eat, they should prioritize the bait.

u/BugLuv79 · 7 pointsr/whatsthisbug

Had the same issue, this product helped a ton! Gentrol .
It’s a growth regulator. Keeps the babies from maturing and the adults from creating more babies. Replace the discs every three months or so. Each disc covers a decent sized area (sq footage wise) with the hormone distribution. Safe to have around food and pets.

We had pest control come to our apartment but their chemicals didn’t do much. The hormone discs have worked wonders.

u/doggiecow · 7 pointsr/AskNYC

Get some of this stuff:


Lay it down, just in pea sized amounts on a piece of paper and place it under your sink and/or in the corners of your kitchen. If you have roaches, they will come out and be obliterated within a couple of weeks. I just moved into a new apartment on 145th and I am doing this just a precaution - my last apartment was a 5th floor walkup (im in a 6th floor now) and we ended up getting a small infestation when they started doing construction on the apartment below us.

u/gdeadfan · 7 pointsr/homeowners

I can say from a couple years of experience now that Advion ant gel does amazing work

u/youarecaught · 7 pointsr/jacksonville

Even if there is an ordinance it will be near impossible to enforce. Install a motion activated sprinkler and appropriate signage to deter dog walkers and strays alike.

u/chasonreddit · 7 pointsr/SmartThings

Not exactly what you are looking for, but they sell stand alone systems for exactly this. (Well not exactly they are made for geese) Upside is they are instantaneous, you can focus the motion detection, and you water your yard at the same time.

u/Strel0k · 6 pointsr/IndoorGarden

/u/Dodifer this. Buy some Mosquito Dunk Bits, take about 1/8 of a teaspoon and stir it into 1/2 cup of water really well, spread this on the surface of the surface of the soil of any plants you have indoors near the gnat problem. You can spray it on or brush it on, doesn't really matter as long as you get semi-even surface coverage. Reapply 10 days later if you still need to.

The dunk bits are just dried corn bits coated in BTI, a bacteria that goes after gnat and mosquito larva. There's a lot of safety warnings on the bottle but from the articles I've read from an WHO article BTI should be safe to use in drinking water, so it should be safe to use on indoor plants and vegetables.

u/yoonamaniac · 6 pointsr/houseplants

They lay eggs in the soil, so they multiply rapidly. I used mosquito dunks when watering the plants, and then when the top layer of soil is dry after a couple of days, I sprayed diatomaceous earth - food grade on the soil liberally. The yellow stickies all around the plants caught the ones which somehow miraculously managed to survive. It took about three weeks to not see any flying around.

u/backtotheduture · 6 pointsr/Austin

ill look that stuff up. this is what i bought btw

every review ive seen says its the best stuff you can get.

u/Tremulants · 6 pointsr/nyc

If you have seen a couple, there's an infestation. It may not be bad, but if you're seeing a few roaches during the day, there are going to be many more coming out at night.

Cimexa is generally better than boric acid. It lasts longer, naturally dries itself out, and is less toxic to pets than boric acid. Spray it in the cracks of your walls, baseboards, and under large appliances.

Advion gel bait is highly cited around here to be a godsend in culling live nymphs and adults. Cockroaches are opportunistic eaters; it's better to place several small dots around common walkways (along baseboards & sources of water) than larger, but fewer dollops.

An IGR, like Gentrol, will help with long-term prevention. It prevents nymphs from reaching sexual maturity and can stop eggs from hatching. It doesn't do anything for adults though, so you'll need the Advion to knock those fuckers out.

The most important thing is to change your behaviors. Don't leave trash in the apartment overnight, dry out sinks/sources of water overnight, keep food sealed, etc...

u/thedenominator · 6 pointsr/DBZDokkanBattle

"Today a foreign man visiting Tokyo attacked the headquarters of Bandai-Namco with a 'Bug-A-Salt' rifle and was quickly apprehended by unarmed employees."

u/niquil3 · 6 pointsr/specializedtools

Link for the lazy

u/srm45 · 6 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

I suppose you could use one of these.

u/D4r3T0B3 · 6 pointsr/de

ich empfehle die Investition in eine Salzkanone. Durchaus spaßig, Fliegende Quälgeister mit einer Prise Salz um die Ecke zu bringen. Je nach Ausmaß der Fliegeninvassion wäre jedoch die Anschaffung eines Saugroboters eventuell empfehlenswert

u/MiataCory · 6 pointsr/ak47
u/fyodor88 · 5 pointsr/indoorgardening

Well placed yellow sticky traps (horizontal near the soil surface and edge of plant pot) are good to quickly reduce the adult fungus gnats.

Mosquito dunks can be mixed into the water to inoculate the soil with beneficial bacteria that kills the larvae.

u/Cmfiii · 5 pointsr/phoenix

It's a great ritual that I do when the weather is warm and they are out. Go on Amazon and get the 12" tweezers if you want to capture them for the thunderdome. No matter what, don't pay the ridiculous costs of 'Scorpion Proofing' your home. It doesn't work any better than owning cats and using Cy-Kick pest spray monthly on your baseboards and doorways ( BTW, I heard chickens are the best at catching & eating scorpions.

u/flying_trashcan · 5 pointsr/Atlanta

This is the stuff you need. I'd also supplement it with DemonWP. You can use this stuff in a garden sprayer to treat the perimeter of your home.

This 1-2 punch is your best shot against the roaches.

u/Psychic_Jester · 5 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

Not sure of roaches in NY, but can give some help from FL experience.


Usually its german raoches infesting inside. Two things you want to get is max force and Gentrol. you can get onslaught to mix with the gentrol and give it a longer lasting effect, up to you but not 100% needed. place tiny dabs of max force about 1inch apart all along the bottom of the counter top where it meets the cabinet. Place it around plumbing, and the bottomside of upper cabinets if you have them. Also, take off outlet plates and place some dabs in there as well. pull out the fridge, stove and dishwasher and clean out really well as that is most likely the place the main nest is (the motor for the fridge/all around the area where the dishwash fits, same with stove) Now light that shit up with the spray mix (believe its 1.5 oz getrol/gal water, and 1/2 oz onslaught/gal label says correct mix %) dont spray anything above the counter top. spray the back of the fridge, the wall and baseboards, any cracks you can. Again dont spray it anywhere your gonna put food directly or down any drains. if you want completely empty out cabinets of dishes and you can spray in there as well. wait until its dry to put stuff back. You can do the same for the bathrooms, but usually the main problem will be in the kitchen. Its gonna have a strong smell to it for a little bit, but open some windows for a cpl hrs, or leave for a bit but it shouldnt last long. If you spray the entire house or use a shitload of the spray it could be a lot worse. IMO if you use more then 1/2 gal on anything below a 3/bed 2/bath house/apartment, you used WAY to much. 1/4 gal should be plenty for most jobs.

German roaches eat EVERYTHING. their own droppings, other dead roaches, etc. Now max force is a 3 stage killing bait. Meaning that you are not going to see every dead roach, some will die in the walls, between things, everywhere. The bait infects one roach, so when it dies, it will also infect the roacches that eat it, and so on until its finally diluted to not be lethal.

The gentrol is a growth regulator so it attacks reproductive organs and prevents them from laying more eggs. It also prevents younger roaches from growing up at all and stunting their growth. so eventually it will get to a point where all you see are baby roaches.

After about 2 weeks depending on how bad it is you may have to do a reapply, like I said you will get to a point where its only babys meaning it should be over soon. clean up any dead ones you see in the open, dont leave any food/water out overnight. no dirty dishes in the sink or left out to dry, and dry the sink out. no pet food/water out over night.

or you could just hire a pest guy to do all that bs for ya (minus the cleaning)

Also I know the prices on the pesticides are high, but its worth it.
if you wanna find generics look for products with the same active ingrediant, might be cheaper.

max force = fipronil
gentrol = hydroprene
onslaught = benzeneacetate

u/return2ozma · 5 pointsr/longbeach

Get this and they'll be gone in a day. Seriously.

advion 4 Tubes and 4 Plungers Cockroach German Roach Pest Control Insecticide Bait Gel, Kill German, American, Australian, Smoky, Brown

Search YouTube and you'll see every single person says it's the best and really works.

u/SickSalamander · 5 pointsr/LasVegas

When we moved into our condo we had a slight issue with roaches, i think from an adjacent unoccupied unit. Saw a half dozen or so first week.

We put this stuff all around inside and outside our building. Killed almost all of them. Reapplied in a few months and didn't see another one again for over a year.

Every few years now if we see even one in the spring/summer, we reapply and never have real issues.

u/bedbugsugh · 5 pointsr/Bedbugs

Okay, I'm going to try and keep it manageable.

If you live in an apartment, you need to tell the super if only because you risk them going into other places and reinfesting.

There are kits you can buy, though just be sure anything you buy also has a sprayer of some kind if it's mixed

If a kit doesn't have encasements you should order those on amazon.

That said, here are some steps:

Wash and machine dry everything you own, and put them in these or these. Don't be stingy on this, buy 2-3 of them. Make outfits for work and home and organize them bag by bag. Lets call this 25 dollars.

Do this with your linens, pillow cases, and pillows. If your bedsheets are not light colored and plain, then buy some light colored plain ones. White is good, a little off white is best as nymphs can appear white if they haven't eaten, eggs too. Wash your linens every 4 days or so.

Buy mattress encasements for your bed AND your box spring. Measure both to make sure you don't buy one that's too big, the snugger the fit the better. Do not go too cheap on this, look at the reviews. A good one will have not only a zipper but a folding flap to secure it. Lets call this 60 bucks. Once on, never remove the encasement without a PCO telling you to. Do not try to make your own, it never works out well. Important note, do NOT under any circumstance have any kind of bed skirt or blanket that's so large it touches the floor easily. You're going to want to make it so the bugs have to crawl up the legs so they die on the cimexa.

If you do not have an iron/steel bed frame, I recommend getting the cheapest one you can find.

Clean everything off the floor, make sure no furniture is touching any other furniture or the wall. If you can't do that, you need to lose some stuff. Believe me it's worth it.

Vacuum daily if you can, and immediately toss out whatever you vacuum up in whatever trash is outside. Do not keep it inside. I wouldn't recommend vacuuming less than every other day. Vacuum early in the morning if at all possible.

Buy interceptors. These babies are pricey unfortunately. but a 12 pack should be good for a bed and something else. That's about 40. Make sure whatever bed post you have will fit in them, they're not the widest.

Buy two cans of bedlam plus. Spray it along each joint and crevice in all the furniture after you've emptied it out. Do not use over the counter sprays, they're almost always things bed bugs are already resistant to.

Buy two bottles of Cimexa and a bellows. Apply the cimexa on the perimeter of every piece of furniture that is on the floor as well as along the wall of the room. Unscrew every outlet and switch cover and put it there as well. Don't go overboard, less is more. This will be about 40 total for the set. I recommend spraying the legs of your chairs. Make sure to cover your face while you're doing this. Cimexa will kill them if they crawl over it, however if it's clumped up in big piles they'll walk around it because they don't like it.

Do NOT switch where you sleep. They'll follow you and spread to other parts of where you live. You're live bait. It sucks, but having them come to where you're sleeping is the best way to kill them. You want them feeling safe and secure as they walk over the poisons and cimexa you've laid out.

You'll be living out of bags for a long long time, so get used to it. I recommend scheduling something you enjoy every week to keep your sanity and have something to look forward to.

Whatever you do, do NOT buy a bed bug bomb. It will scatter them and make them harder to clear.

Nothing goes on the bed unless it's sterile, and nothing leaves the bed without being washed and dried ASAP.

u/Ghigs · 5 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I would use Terro which is borax in a sugar solution.

It really is the best thing, though it takes a while. It's also basically nontoxic for humans and animals, so it's a great fit for you it sounds like.

BTW you can get this cheaper locally than on amazon, most likely.

u/whittaad · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Insect Eradication Gun

It’s awesome!

u/Arrhythmix · 5 pointsr/COMPLETEANARCHY

I think this is the "A salt weapon" you are looking for conrad.

u/dasneak · 5 pointsr/JoeRogan

Jesus Christ! You can order these right on Amazon!

u/ChrisC1234 · 5 pointsr/crappyoffbrands

THIS is a salt rifle... and it's AWESOME! It has much more power than you'd expect it to.

u/crunkadocious · 5 pointsr/homeowners

Have you sprayed anything like Ortho Home Defense? This is probably something you can solve for like 25 dollars.

u/indigopineapples · 4 pointsr/microgrowery

I had a terrible fungus gnat problem (caused by using soil I let sit outside) The way I got rid of 99% of them was by using yellow sticky traps, mosquito bits, and DE on the top soil.

I agree with not using H202

u/HulksInvinciblePants · 4 pointsr/Atlanta

This will rid you of them in a matter of days. All it takes is one infected to kill the nest.

u/zimpleandoak · 4 pointsr/NewOrleans

Y’all need to get on the Advion Train

I’ve never been more satisfied and disgusted in my life. It creates a roach Holocaust!

u/moundman84 · 4 pointsr/Austin

I had a roach problem recently, would see at least two a night scurry across the floor. Did some googling and folks swear by Advion roach gel. So I bought some on Amazon:



Just put a tiny dollop on the baseboard or in a crack around the walls all around the house. It solved my roach problem within a day. I have seen maybe two since, and they are always spazzing out on their way to death, poisoned by the bait. Very satisfied with this stuff.

u/GOA_AMD65 · 4 pointsr/Firearms

It was actually a salt pistol. But I see how CNN might get confused because "a salt" and "assault" are easy to confuse.

u/otp1144 · 4 pointsr/Aquariums
u/uname_-a · 4 pointsr/flashlight

Wooo you are amazing for doing this :D My choice Reylight Ti Lan Special Edition.

u/Ijustthinktheyreneat · 3 pointsr/succulents

BTI is a bacteria that is harmless to humans, animals, and plants but that kills mosquito and fungas gnat larva. I ended up with a bad fungus gnat infestation and other remedies were not helping. This is the only stuff that's helped. you sprinkle the pellets on the soil in the pots and water normally. I'm not sure what other mites or larva you could have. It sounds like fungus gnats though. They look similar to fruit flies but don't have any red on them. The gnats are harmless but the larva in the soil sometime eat the roots. Plus they're just kinda unsanitary. I hate them, it didn't take long for them to get out of control.

u/Wampwell · 3 pointsr/orlando

If you have plants that retain water or things you can't dump on a regular basis: mosquito bits

u/Whatserface · 3 pointsr/askTO

From the Landlord and Tenant Board:

"A landlord must keep the rental property clean. This includes any lobby area, halls, elevator, laundry room, pool, and parking lot or garage. A landlord must also make an effort to control pests such as cockroaches and mice."

Be more insistent with them that it's a problem that they need to fix for you. Don't let them talk you out of it.

Lucky for you, I've recently had to do a lot of research on the subject for myself. The most revered ways are the boric acid method and combat roach killing gel. Also try to find small holes and cracks in the walls and counters and cover them with duct tape.

Do you mind letting us know what neighbourhood you're in for general awareness?

u/CoMaBlaCK · 3 pointsr/Assistance

Get two bottles of this. Pour it in cracks and high traffic areas and within a week you won't see another roach ever again, this shit does not fuck around.

u/kdzlr · 3 pointsr/3Dprinting

A bit of both! i think wasps are territorial and wont build nests if they suspect there are ones already in the area. I've seen a few of the cheap paper looking ones in my neighborhood like these:

u/vectaur · 3 pointsr/phoenix

You can't buy the "good" stuff at Home Depot. You either wanna hit up a Bug & Weed Mart type place in town, or just do what I did and order from Amazon.

One of those Cy-Kick bottles lasts me like 8 sprayings on a 3k sq ft house. Well worth the $40.

Edit: also -- if you buy Cyfluthrin, you won't need anything else. It kills everything under the sun.

u/Emperor_Kuzko · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Cy-kick works for me. I had a pest control company come out a few times and it was something they used. Concentrated to mix a few gallons or an aerosol can for cracks etc.

u/ObjectivismForMe · 3 pointsr/GoRVing

Highly recommended by some fellow campers at Indian Lake in the UP of Michigan. Lots of skeeters.

u/Mr_290 · 3 pointsr/houston

Buy a Thermacell. You can thank me later... there are a few options - some for personal carry, others like a lantern that you can set out on your patio.

u/Cpl_tunnel · 3 pointsr/whatsthisbug

I'm not sure how big your problem is but I'm also in Michigan and had this issue last fall. I kept seeing 1-3 ants in my house every day. Over a few weeks I tracked down where they were coming from and going to and applied this crazy gel outside my house and near their nest entry point. It worked great. It clings to the ants so they bring the poison back to their nest and the result was apparent. Any ant I saw after application looked like they were drunk as a skunk and quickly died.

Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel-1 Tube BA1023-1

u/Badazd · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

If you have the big water bugs that fly (wood roaches) then they just naturally make their way inside.

Now if you have the small roaches (German roaches) then that is a sign of an infestation.

Order some of this from amazon and spray it around the outside perimeter of your house where walls meet ground to kill all wood roaches that enter.

If you have an German roaches then spray a very light amount around the inside of your house where walls meet the floor and in unused places like under the sink and behind furniture.

Also if you have ants it’ll take care of them too.

One package has lasted almost 2 years here and I spray about 1-2 times a month outside.

u/pbnjland · 3 pointsr/tifu

I use Demon WP,, keeps roaches and all kinds of stuff under control. Bought a house and had an infestation in the laundry room(outdoor room attached to back porch). Knocked it out and has kept them gone. I see one every few months or so, which lets me know I need to retreat the area but never baby/juveniles which is good news. Just get a sprayer, and mix with water. Spray any crevice the size of a dime or bigger....I spray around the base of my house's walls inside and out and then around windows and doorways. Then under fridge, dishwasher, back of cabinets, etc....indoors it lasts indefinitely and I believe outdoors it has A 3month lifespan. Not sure about that, like I said whenever I see one I re-treat that area and am usually good to go!

u/CommieBobDole · 3 pointsr/Atlanta

I have used this stuff and it always seems to get rid of them - it's pro stuff, so it's sort of expensive, but it works.

u/NewtonGimmick · 3 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

If you're concerned about roaches then I suggest treating your home with Advion Cockroach Gel Bait. This will kill them.

Also, use an IGR (insect growth regulator). You will spray (or place disks) around your home and the product will last for a few months. The chemicals will disrupt their ability to breed by rendering them sterile.

I've used both Martin's IGR and Gentrol Disks successfully. The disks are more expensive and I prefer the concentrated liquid but either should work.

I suggest using both products at the same time. If you choose another IGR just double check that the chemical is intended for the pest you're treating - some only treat fleas, some treat lots of pests, etc.

u/bearloverhr · 3 pointsr/Frugal

Two links for you:

Invict Gold. Has like four attractants in it that makes the bugs love the stuff. As soon as I put a dot of it down and in several places the roaches came out to eat up. I had to clean periodically because I had dead roaches everywhere.

Gentrol. Growth Regulator, just put it in the room and walk away. Lasts up to 3 months and if you still have any live roaches around with crinkled wings you know the Gentrol is working (crinkled wings = unable to reproduce)

The items are pricey compared to going to the story and getting the cheap bait, but this stuff has worked wonders for me.

u/obedienthoreau · 3 pointsr/justneckbeardthings

I used this stuff and it worked extremely well. Woke up the next day with 50+ german cockroaches slowly dying and eating each other. The bait paralyzes them and makes them shed; other roaches then eat the dying ones and they get poisoned as well.

u/FancyPantsMead · 3 pointsr/Assistance

advion 4 Tubes and 4 Plungers Cockroach German Roach Pest Control Insecticide Bait Gel, Kill German, American, Australian, Smoky, Brown

This stuff is the best. I mean best. It doesn't smell and it kills them. My aunt's house went from seeing them crawl all over the walls dropping down on you when you walk through doorways. All in her appliances. Everywhere super bad. She used this stuff and it cleared up quick fast and in a hurry. I ended up needing some because a kid I babysat bright them I. My house in their car seat. I didn't know they had them. I used these and never did get an infestation but I was seeing them creep up here and there and was like what the hell where are these coming from? It was the kids car seat. You can use them in your car too if they have made it out there. God they are do gross and eeew. Seriously try it this stuff works.!

u/film10078 · 3 pointsr/DemocratsforDiversity

I had a problem for a bit and put this shit out and those fuckers have never come back

u/apcolleen · 3 pointsr/Atlanta

This stuff rocks. My bf moved into a new place that the owner had to remove 32 contractor bags of trash from and had that roach smell... in 3 days they stopped seeing them. But it was also a house and not a multi unit building.

u/DeadPlasmaCell · 3 pointsr/Bedbugs

You'd think the frequency you're getting bit, that you'd see one somewhere by now.. kinda sounds like there's a few fleas still lingering. My brother had a flea issue and bought this trap and said it started catching fleas within 15 min. Can't hurt to get one or 2 to use in the rooms you're noticing bites in.

He was also dealing with a bedbug problem at the time and used this CimeXa Powder and it helped a ton also. He used a 1" angled paint brush to apply the powder to the cracks and crevices and a powder duster to dust larger areas.

u/Gary__Niger · 3 pointsr/Bedbugs

Oh boy. That's a blessing and a curse, I suppose - there is still action you can take to prevent a home infestation.

The best way to prevent bringing them home is heat. Immediately take pretty much any article of clothing you think might have come into contact with him (or any others), head on over to the nearest industrial laundromat, and toss your stuff into the largest dryer they have and let it run on high for a long time. Also, DON'T take your suitcase into your car with you. Put all of your clothes in plastic trash bags first, and tie them. Assume that your suitcase has been infiltrated, so placing it in your car could release them in there.

Periodically, once you get home, go do a thorough search of your bedroom. The first thing to look for are dark stains on your mattress. These are usually blood stains (since bedbugs are easily squished if you roll over). Also, check every crack & crevice on the mattress for small black objects like these, which are bedbug p00p. Also, keep an eye out for any shed skin remnants which'll look translucent like those.

If you do have any of those visible signs on your mattress, you'll need to call an exterminator. Seriously, it's pretty much impossible to deal with an infestation by yourself since they hide EVERYWHERE. Including in your walls.

Also, please inform your college's residential services department. They're liable for this sort of stuff.

If you'd like an additional safety measure, just to be safe, get some of this stuff and apply it to your bedframe at home. It's kinda like post exposure prophylaxis to ensure that none have the opportunity to set up shop once you get home should they still successfully hitchhike. It's a desiccating agent that isn't toxic to you.

u/Hoosier_816 · 3 pointsr/legaladvice

Buy some silica gel ( right now and just coat the entire apartment with it. Leave it as long as you can completely sealed.

It will kill any bugs in there. Check cracks in walls and corners, in between floor boards, behind appliances. Just buy like 2-3 bottles at least and just douse the entire place.

u/whatsup-pup · 3 pointsr/askportland

These have killed my ant problem and several other friends' ant problems in the past. If you haven't tried these particular traps yet, I highly recommend.

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u/ThaWZA · 3 pointsr/neoliberal

Masterstroke: Bug-A-Salt but it's CIWS

u/rittersm · 3 pointsr/gifs

Found it for you, right here

u/Floatography · 3 pointsr/houston
u/TemputFugis · 3 pointsr/Overwatch

[Salt rifles are also used to kill flies while grilling] ( so it's like a triple pun.

u/oaks4run · 3 pointsr/nova

They are probably coming in through the threshold between the bathroom and hallway, they usually come from there because it’s almost never properly sealed. Ants are pretty easy in most cases outside of pharaoh ants. Just gets some advion ant gel from amazon. That’s what we use, I promise it works.

4 Tubes Dupont Advion Ant Gel Bait w/ 1 Plunger (30 grams per Tube) ~~ Kill Argentine , Big Headed , Carpenter , Cornfield , Crazy , Field , Ghost , Harvester , Honey , Little Black , Odorous House , Pavement , Pharaoh , Pyramid , Red Imported Fire Ant , Rover , Thief and White Footed ~ Better then Maxforce Intice & Terro Best Pest Control for Ants On the Market !! 6666305

u/SierraBravo22 · 3 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Scarecrow Motion Activated Animal Repellent Ortho

u/Real_Kevin_Feige · 3 pointsr/AskNYC

I actually ordered it on Amazon a couple of months ago!
Here you go! Any variation of this stuff works as long as it’s labeled to kill all the bad shit. Never seen a roach in my life it leads me to hardcore judging anyone anytime I visit their place and see one

Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter2 with Comfort Wand

u/purplepenguin4163 · 3 pointsr/Showerthoughts
u/cheffernan · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Thank you so much for the giveaways!

Reylight Ti Lan Special Edition. Smooth Battery Tube version

u/Maofish · 2 pointsr/houseplants

Currently in the midst of dealing with a gnat problem. Here's what's worked for me so far:

  1. Can't have fungus gnats if you don't grow your plants in soil (uprooted my English Ivy and am now growing the damned fool in water because gnats kept going back to it).

  2. Mosquito bits. I honestly don't know the ratio of bits:water that should be used so please correct me if I'm wrong, but I soak about 4oz (this was probably overkill) of bits into a gallon of warm water for about an hour (or let it sit overnight in room temp water), and then water your plants with it like normal until your gnats are gone. I try to strain the bits from the water with some mesh because I've seen others have molding issues if they let the bits sit on top of the soil.

  3. Catch the adult gnats with sticky traps before they can breed even more. I cut traps into 4ths or 8ths depending on the size of the plant and attach a disposable chopstick or skewer to stick it into the soil.

  4. To prevent your other plants that currently don't have gnat issues from getting gnats, water from the bottom. It's advised to not let your plants soak in water for more than 30 min at a time. A moisture meter also helps with this. This also discourages gnats from coming back since the top layer of soil is dry.

  5. Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a temporary solution for preventing adult gnats from penetrating the soil to lay larva, but once it gets wet, it's pretty much useless. Sometimes I sprinkle on DE between waterings once the soil is dry. Not a long term solution and also annoying.

    There are lots of other redditors on this subreddit, /r/IndoorGarden , and /r/plantclinic who have faced the same issues, so have a look at their posts too to see what works for them (I see hydrogen peroxide is a common solution). Best of luck!
u/tellinUwhut · 2 pointsr/OrganicGardening

This worked in my worm bin and all my potted plants inside the house. It kills the larva in the soil before they become breeders breaking the life cycle.

I bubble some in a container for a couple hours then strain out the bits and water my plants with it. Get some yellow sticky traps for the adults flying around and you are set.

Mosquito Dunks 116-12 8-Ounce Quick Kill Mosquito Bits

u/Numberoneallover · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

People mention this on here often

Mosquito Dunks 116-12 8-Ounce Quick Kill Mosquito Bits

u/anooci · 2 pointsr/succulents

I used a product called Mosquito Dunks to get rid of my gnat problem. Worked like a charm.

u/ExcelsiorKerah · 2 pointsr/IndoorGarden

They’re granules that kill mosquito larvae in ponds and standing water but also kill fungus Gnats. Here’s a link to amazon but you can find it in Lowes or Home Depot if you’re in the US.

u/Altilana · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles

These are great for all flies:
Clear fly paper that you can stick to a wall or window and remove easily:

These kill fungus gnats: Quick Kill Mosquito Bits

Both are safe for pets. If you have plants that’s where the fungus gnats are likely laying their eggs. You know if you have fruit flies because when you kill them their abdomen will have stripes. Setting out soap/vinegar traps should kill most of the adults.

u/Cocoa-Butter-Kisses · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Yes. Before you attack the problem you have to get certain ID on the pest first. Buy some of these to catch the flyers to examine under a loupe. Compare it to images on google and get the necessary pesticides. If you want to skip all that (not recommended) then go ahead because I do. If you have seen them consistently, chances are they probably laid eggs in your substrate. Attack the cycle not the individual. Most efficient way personally for me was a combination of a biological pesticide + mechanical. This + This + the yellow sticky traps = gnat free within 12 hours (atleast for me). The brown shit works like Diat. Earth by cutting up the bodies of the insect (but its in granules instead of powder and won't harm you if you touch it), the mosquito dunks is a fungus that attacks mosquito and gnat larva. The dunks are SUPPOSED to be a mechanical + bio method but it doesn't cut up the baby ones for me, only the adults so I have to substitute with the brown granules. There is an organic form of the brown granules that do the cutting but it was more expensive so I didn't buy it.

Edit: Mix the dunks and granules at a 1:1 ratio and pepper it over your topsoil.

u/hodlorfeed69 · 2 pointsr/gardening

Mosquito bits and/or Neem oil are all you need for gnats!

The bits kill the larvae in the soil and the neem oil makes the adults go crazy that they forget to eat, breed, or even fly!

EDIT: a great source for info on neem oil.

u/TastesLikeGreens · 2 pointsr/microgrowery
u/mdwyer · 2 pointsr/Seattle

Yeah, they walk right over the dry ant baits without even stopping. I haven't tried the Terro or DuPont brands, but I've had really good luck with fipronil gel. Just make sure you keep it indoors, as this insecticide has been implicated in honeybee death.

u/surfnsound · 2 pointsr/philadelphia

This stuff seems to be like ant crack. I put it down Sunday night. The number of ants drastically reduced within hours. I still asee a straggler or two, but I feel like it's working better than anything else I have tried.

u/oddoutlier · 2 pointsr/pestcontrol

I honesty don't know what number would be considered an infestation.

This is the gel bait I used btw.

I suggest placing the gel not just in the closet, but a bit around the perimeter inside the garage (like near the corners). Place some particularly near the pipes (as shown in the pic in the link), and anywhere there are cracks in the wall. I'd also consider putting some in your own home (like under the sink, corners of the kitchen, under the fridge, stove, and in the bathroom). Then just wait for two weeks. Then use the traps to check if they're still there.

u/piglet24 · 2 pointsr/WTF

Go to whatever store sells insect stuff near you and pick up something like this

u/IIGrudge · 2 pointsr/WTF

Put it on a square sheet of paper and scatter it around your house. You'll only see little baby ones a week after. The only downside is that the gel dries fast, so you'll have to reapply frequently.

u/gslavik · 2 pointsr/newyorkcity

I once bought a syringe of the Combat cockroach paste back in 2012. Later in the year, I left for a about a week and put a bunch of lines of that paste around. Came back to no cockroaches.

I also threw around some bait traps (the little houses with food/poison in them) in dark places and hard to reach places (like under/behind the stove, under the sink, under my bed even, etc.).

From doing some light reading, it is best to keep your place dry as cockroaches and water bugs can go a long time without food, but not very long without water (they still beat us, humans, though).

u/Rystic · 2 pointsr/pics

I recently moved, after living with those things for awhile, and I've seen a few crawling around my new place. I purchased this and I'm planning on getting an exterminator in next week. Is there anything else I should do?

u/Deesing82 · 2 pointsr/Beekeeping

don't put them near the hives - place them somewhere where they will draw yellowjackets away. There are also these fake wasp nests that are a much lower impact and safer alternative.

u/enraged768 · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

go get some CY-kick cs off amazon get a sprayer and i swear to god you'll never have a problem. now don't go spraying this shit everywhere it can kill you and there are federal guidelines to using this. its used to kill scorpions and just about anything else.

u/HoWheelsWork · 2 pointsr/AutoDetailing

You could always try setting a couple tokay geckos loose in your car. I'll be waiting for the "How do I remove tokay geckos from my car" post in a few days.

But seriously, if the problem is really that bad, I'd probably consider using an insectiside bug bomb, like Cy-Kick:

u/thewinkerman · 2 pointsr/pics

So I grew up in Ak, and my parents are still up there.
Besides bugdope and maybe some pick, you might want to pick up a
ThermaCell. They have sort of become all the rage in Fairbanks this year
and my dad swears by them.

drop one next to your tent and you should have a radius enough to at least eat and sleep without too many bugs

also grab a couple refills

u/BaronVonMonkeyfart · 2 pointsr/canada

Step 1: Find the nest or major ant trails

Step 2: Apply this stuff. Its carpenter ant crack.

Step 3: Problem solved.

u/rudedogg · 2 pointsr/pests

I was searching for Carpenter Ant stuff and came across your post. Have you tried this?

The reviews look pretty amazing.

Sorry for not answering your actual question, just trying to help incase you haven't seen/tried that product.

u/Leg_Mcmuffin · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

This to spray the barriers and outside:

Syngenta - H-AP-2319890 - Demon WP Insecicide, 1 Envelope (9.5g) containing 4 (0.33 ounces) packets

This to bait and control population:

Vendetta Plus Cockroach Gel Bait (4tubes) Roach Bait & Igr Roach Killer Paste Not For Sale To: California

I also add one more house to my tally, making it a total of 3.

u/schmaefe · 2 pointsr/chicago

Spray some Demon WP around your baseboards and they won’t be back for years. I’ve used this stuff in multiple apartments and it’s always worked fantastically.

u/petedacook · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Not sure what you do in your house for pest control, but I recommend putting down some Demon WP once or twice a year.

u/Moofuri · 2 pointsr/Adulting

Get insect growth regulator. It renders them infertile and stops the cycle. Roach bait/gels don’t address the babies that pop up every 30 days and the cycle just repeats itself. Roaches are tenacious jerks that can survive on just a smidge of grease and a drop of water. You could be clean but if your neighbors aren’t and there’s a small gap between the wall and floor/cabinet or in my case a gap where the water pipe comes in through the wall they will make there way through the gap.

I recommend the following product because there’s no messy spray and it’s easy to install, get some bait gel like the one the other commenter mentioned and put a few dabs onto this device to ensure that the roaches come near the station.

Please note that this device does not kill roaches and should used in conjunction with bait.

Gentrol Point Source IGR ZOE1007

u/Kaladin- · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

This is a roach control device. It's releases a growth hormone regulator that's supposed to prevent roaches from reproducing. It's the same one as this listing on Amazon -

u/PissLikeaRacehorse · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

I live in old building and I see cockroaches every once in a while in garbage area, but not so much in my apt. However, a few years ago I started seeing a few (maybe 3 in a month) so I got the below product. I think it works well because I see maybe one a year now, and every once in a while a dead one.

For your first go, i’d use four tubes, to make sure you get it under control, but now i use maybe 2 tubes evert 4 months for “protection.”

u/mandanasty · 2 pointsr/Sacramento

I recommend this though


tbh my apartment complex had a roach issue so i used some of this stuff on the outside AND inside of the building and it helped a lot. Haven't seen any since I applied it in like June

u/IPlayTheInBedGame · 2 pointsr/askscience

Op, try this stuff:

I've been recommending this stuff for years and haven't had one person come back and say it didn't work. Here's my old reddit.poat about it explaining how well it works:

u/SnakeJG · 2 pointsr/tifu

This is what you want:

Put a line in the back corner of your under sink cabinets and other places they might hang out

u/emmanuelibus · 2 pointsr/tifu

As nice as living in Hawaii is, these things are pretty common in the islands.

This is what I personally have used and recommend -

SUPER effective.

u/rynnbowguy · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I have just successfully dealt with this without an expensive exterminator. First thing is to take the bottom liner off of your box spring and use this dust all on it . The Cimexa will get under their exoskeleton and dry them out and kill them usually within 2 days. You want to use the Cimexa on your baseboards, light fixtures, outlets, and furniture. From all my research this is the best way to get rid of them as they are really resistant to chemical insecticides. Put your mattress and box spring in bed bug resistant mattress covers. Through all I read this brand was the best I put the Cimexa on the box spring on top of the mattress cover just to be sure everything died. You want to leave the mattress covers on for at least a year, the bugs can survive for up to a year with no food, so if you are just trying to starve them out keep everything sealed for at least a year. The plastic foot to put under your bed works, I used tuperware of water but I have plastic bed feet so I don't have to worry about rusting my bed frame, they cannot swim at all so the water is very effective, put bleach or witch hazel in the water to discourage molding and mildewing. Wash and dry all clothes on high heat, they will die within 20 minutes if exposed to 120 degree heat, can also put things in your oven that wont fair well in the dryer. Vacuum daily, make sure you take the bag out seal it in a garbage bag and take it outside far as you can from the house as soon as you are done vacuuming. Keep sleeping in your bed, you want to draw them out of their hiding spaces to get in contact with all the Cimexa you have laid out, you are essentially using yourself as bait, there are also so DIY CO2 traps (they are attracted to the CO2 we exhale) that use water and yeast or dry ice, I haven't used them but you might want to look into them if you feel so inclined. Good news is they are more annoying than anything, they are not known to spread disease or cause actual harm aside from being itchy. Good luck I hope this helps you.

u/esstiel · 2 pointsr/Bedbugs
u/Zagaroth · 2 pointsr/Bedbugs

you are probably fine, but if you want to be extra sure, you can use this stuff to kill any if there are eggs that hatch:

u/foomanchu32 · 2 pointsr/Bedbugs

To add to what airhighfive is saying, you should use Cimexa. This sub is always recommending it. This is a study about the effectiveness of Cimexa over DE. Here is an amazon link to but the stuff.

u/makeshift-damselfly · 2 pointsr/IAmA

Long post incoming!

Not sure what you tried but here's what I did (sorry if you've already done these). Full disclosure, I'm not a professional in the slightest, but this worked for me.

  1. Dry everything on high heat for 45 minutes (if it can handle it), wash it, then dry it again (I may be paranoid, but I'm thorough).

  2. If it can't be put in the dryer, double bag it and put it in the freezer for several days. I mean SEVERAL days, don't short change yourself! Don't bring anything back into the room after it's been dried/frozen.

  3. After pulling off the bedding, get a vacuum and vacuum the hell out of everything. If you see a bug (any bug. I commited a full-on insect genocide.), vacuum it up!

  4. Get matress, boxspring, and pillow encasements. Make sure they are rated for bed bugs!!!! We sealed the seams and the zippers with duct tape because, again, I'm paranoid.

  5. Pull the furniture off the walls, or at very least the bed. Get some [cimexa] ( or DE earth. Sprinkle it around the baseboards, around furniture... Hell put it everywhere. However, if you have bad lungs I'd recommend not running a fan while the powder's down.

  6. We used a spray as well, but I can't remember what it's called. When I get home I'll look. Before putting the powder down we sprayed the various nooks and crannies.

  7. Keep sleeping on the bed!!! I know it sucks, believe me! You may not be able to sleep, but you are bait. If you move they will look for you. You're their food. Before going to sleep, inspect the bed. If you see any bugs vacuum them up. It's exhuasting, but it's important.

  8. If you want to isolate the bed go ahead. I heard mixed things from the pest control officers that I talked to, but if it makes you feel safer do it. I used something like these and put the powder in wells.

  9. Please don't ignore your mental health! If you're feeling upset it's totally understandable. You will probably be tired, frustrated, itchy, paranoid... It's totally fine. Keep up with all the checks, vacuuming, drying/freezing, spraying and you'll get there! Just keeping on fighting. If it makes you feel better, think of this as away to reorganize, redecorate, or redo your home once they're gone.
u/MalibootyCutie · 2 pointsr/DeadBedrooms

Dust the place with this:
Rockwell Labs CXID032 Cimexa Dust...

Use with this cheap bellows duster:

Harris Diatomaceous Earth Powder...

Cracks and baseboards, and bed perimeter with this:
Ortho 0202510 Home Defense Max...

Get that dust everywhere. I see you got rid of your furniture? But, when you get new? Get that stuff down in the cracks and everything. Do under your bed. Just do the whole place with a fine layer it will grind into everything and disappear...but stay there for ten freaking years. The NEXT day I started finding them dead and dried out. The live ones were all jacked up acting and had dry bodies inside of plump ones. When I mashed a live one? It just flaked apart. I still keep the bed traps under our bed feet? Nothing. Check out and read the reviews on that dust. It’s no joke and it won’t hurt you. It works FAST and it’s deadly.

I dusted the bed frame and pulled off the sheets and dusted the box spring and sides and my mattress too. Put the sheet back over it and pulled my bed about two inches from the wall...well I did all the beds like that.

I did every inch of this place....over kill. But they crawl trough that dust and it fucks them up big time.

It was ages before I finally felt completely “safe”. But I haven’t even thought about them in months now.

The dust is Cilicia gel. Like the little packets you find in new shoes of beef jerky. Dries them out. Just absorbs every drop of moisture in them. Works through their exoskeleton. Literally turns them to flakes.

u/aloveablebunny · 2 pointsr/Bedbugs

Your landlord may not have been aware of an infestation. They could have been deep within the box spring, he could have been immune to their bites.

Have you CONFIRMED that these bugs are bedbugs, by visual comparison?

Follow this protocol:

  • Use a minimal frame that has little to no spots for bedbugs to hide in, such as a lightweight metal frame

  • Purchase interceptors to put under the legs of the bed frame

  • Move the bed away from the wall, and away from other furniture (isolate it)

  • Wrap both box spring and top mattress in bedbug-proof mattress encasements - the zippered kind that SEAL/ZIP CLOSE.

  • Purchase CimeXa dust and a handheld bellows for application of the CimeXa. Dust this LIGHTLY (do NOT make piles of it) around the baseboards of the rooms in the house, in/on window sills, on the bed frame, inside of dressers/desks/bookshelves, around the bed itself, on the mattress and box spring (before you put on the encasements), and behind/inside of electrical outlets/faceplates. This will dry your skin out so be careful not to touch it a lot, or breathe it in - use gloves/a mask when applying. Your goal is to "puff" it where you're applying it and let it settle in a fine layer. If you vacuum after application, you will need to reapply it

  • You can use Diatomaceous earth too, but CimeXa is much more effective, it lasts much longer, and it's safer to use as DE is harmful if it is breathed in.

  • Wash all clothing and linens on HOT and dry on HIGH HEAT for at least 60 minutes. Store in AIRTIGHT plastic containers or plastic bags that SEAL to prevent hitchhikers and re-infestation. Store away from the bedroom if possible.

  • Look into buying Nuvan ProStrips for items that cannot be laundered - including books, records, shoes, sensitive clothing, etc.

  • All other items that you do not readily need can be stored in AIRTIGHT plastic containers, preferably in a garage or away from the possible infested areas. Adult bedbugs can survive for almost a year without food, so "starving" them is not a reliable method of eradication on its own.

  • Treat the WHOLE HOUSE - NOT just your bedroom, as bedbugs will absolutely move from room to room. Couches and chairs can be treated with CimeXa too.

  • Have diligence and patience - worst case scenario, contact an exterminator, but you can eradicate the bedbugs (if this is what you're dealing with for sure) through DIY methods as long as you are thorough.

u/Wallaby_Way_Sydney · 2 pointsr/opiates

Dude, just get one of those salt shooters that are meant to kill flies and then fill with some dank as ECP! Like this one!

u/MisterElemental · 2 pointsr/Firearms

Like this?

Soon to be banned in New York, New Jersey, and California!

u/FLCavScout · 2 pointsr/pics

I recommend this:

Now I'm the one who knocks

u/Mao_PingPong · 2 pointsr/airsoft

Don't get an airsoft gun for that, just get a bug-a-salt (its a pump shotgun that fires salt). Here's the link to it:

u/T3naciousL33 · 2 pointsr/unpopularopinion

Breh. Fuck larger bugs. Just get a salt shotgun.


u/Danger-Moose · 2 pointsr/rva

I want one of these.

u/ThePrince_OfWhales · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If by weird you mean freaking awesome, I've got the Bug-A-Salt 2.0, a salt powered gun that kills flies and other annoying bugs.

u/evilpercy · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Get a salt gun. It is fun. Bug-A-Salt 2.0 New & Improved Model

u/MorleyDotes · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

My house is built on ancient ant breeding grounds. I've been fighting them for years. Here's what worked. Advion Ant Gel. Find where they're coming from and put some gel on the path. They eat it and take it back to the nest. It's the only thing that has worked for me. But boy has it worked.

u/mathlizard · 2 pointsr/bird - motion detector with a sprinkler.
amazon link

u/macarenaPistacio44 · 2 pointsr/bestoflegaladvice

Hoont Cobra Yard and Garden Motion Activated Water Blaster - Animal Rodent Repellent might work...

u/madmax_br5 · 1 pointr/microgrowery
  • [Bifenthrin]
    ). Main ingredient in many of those bayer garden pesticides. Short lived so as long as you are not too far into flower shouldn't cause any issues. This is your not-fuckin-around option.

  • IG regulator. This will prevent the larvae from fully developing. Takes a while to fully work since the adults need to die naturally which takes 1-2 weeks, but is ultimately effective and mild of the plant.

  • Bacillus thuringiensis Israeliensis. Bacteria that attacks and eats the larvae. Works well and is considered "organic," but takes a few weeks for complete control. Use dechlorinated water for best results.
u/sunev · 1 pointr/gardening

I bought a small bottle of the mosquito dunk granules several years ago. The bottle has sat outside (in sheltered spot) and they still work just fine. They seem kind of pricey but a little goes a long way and they don't seem to go bad.

u/Old-brain · 1 pointr/microgrowery

I put about a tablespoon of mosquito bits on top and mixed it in. BT is good for fungus gnats and my wifes figs were infected so peroxide isn't a great choice. On top of which I mixed this soil and let it set for 3 weeks just to get the right things going.

u/Peuned · 1 pointr/microgrowery

you probably wouldn't need too deep an ipm. neem oil or azidirachtin spray while in veg every week would be ok. add some crushed up mosquito dunks to your medium to tale care of any soil gnats (you want the stuff with BTi in it )

that would be fine for most indoor grows imo. i have plants in and outdoors and my ipm is a little more rounded, but i only use stuff when i need it, except for caterpillars outside. that's a weekly spray.

u/ks0nggg · 1 pointr/houseplants

Summit 116-12 Quick Kill Mosquito Bits, 8-Ounce

That’s what I use and a little goes a long way. So worth the $$. Another thing that helps is I always have a ceiling fan on for air flow. Seems to keep the gnats away too. My house is a jungle and I rarely ever see a gnat! Best of luck :)

u/Nimalla · 1 pointr/orchids

When I ordered orchid pots from a store online they gave me some of this stuff for free: Summit 116-12 Quick Kill Mosquito Bits, 8-Ounce

u/lllilllillil · 1 pointr/gardening

Mosquito Bits or Dunks will kill them.

u/medsi · 1 pointr/gardening

I know you're looking for more gentle solutions, but if you ever have to pull out the big guns (I had no choice), I've had success with sprinkling mosquito dunks on the soil surface.

u/sasarasa · 1 pointr/IndoorGarden

yes! i use this:


you can let them float in a little bowl of water near your plants to attract and kill them but i don't like the look of that so i just pour some into my watering can and allow them to sit on the top of the wet soil in my plants. i did it twice recently (during my routine watering) and now i am gnat free again! and thank you so much!! :)

u/meggledore · 1 pointr/houseplants

I have a fungus gnat issue too. I’ve been using sticky stakes to catch them but I’ve noticed it doesn’t actually solve the problem in the soil. A lot of people have been recommending mosquito bits to me so I’ll be trying these out. Good luck!

u/HyprAwakeHyprAsleep · 1 pointr/childfree

Sounds like fungus gnats. You can use that dish soap method, but when I had delicate venus fly traps I used mosquito bits which you basically sprinkle in before the next watering.

u/ManInTheIronPailMask · 1 pointr/HotPeppers

I use these mosquito bits, which also control fungus gnat larvae when watered into the soil.

Edit: /u/juanitospeppers posted it first, but I'll leave this, as that link didn't work for me.

u/atypicalastrocyte · 1 pointr/Jarrariums
u/VA_Network_Nerd · 1 pointr/college
  1. Notify maintenance anyway - costs you nothing.
  2. Use Ant Bait in the future, not spray.
u/pkulak · 1 pointr/TeslaModel3

Get the gel though. This is what I use:

Combat Max, Indoor and Outdoor Ant Killing Gel, 27 Grams

u/fleebnork · 1 pointr/daddit

I've had good luck with Combat Gel. You can squirt it into cracks or holes where your kiddo can't get to it.

u/Grayswandir · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I had the same problem last week, tiniest ants I've ever seen.
Researched options, and bought this stuff - Combat Ant Killing Gel with Fipronil.

Squirt it in the cracks where you see ants, and try to find the main entrance to their hive. It doesn't kill the ants immediately, they take it back to the hive and feed the others there. Then in a couple days the poison kicks in.

Tried it and 2 days later no more ants. This stuff is amazing.

u/invisiblephrend · 1 pointr/pics

it's been a couple years since i've had to use it, but this stuff is fantastic.

u/lissit · 1 pointr/toronto

that's unfortunate. I know technically it's supposed to be the landlord's job but I've seen decent results with this stuff

u/georgebaskharon · 1 pointr/dubai

buy this

i've had the worst roaches infestation in discovery gardens. now i barely see them. this thing kills them from the source. it's not gonna be very cheap with the delivery. but still cheaper than any solution here.

u/beandipdragon · 1 pointr/insects

A few regiments of these, these, and this got my old apartment roach-free. Maybe someone else can recommend better products but these worked great for me.

u/AbsolutelyPink · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I get the whole wasp problem. They like BBQs and grills. I can't vouch for it's effectiveness, but you can try hanging one of these nearby. Also, put a potted peppermint plant right next to the grill or use peppermint essential oil as a deterrent.

As for the cover, some have drawstrings rather than elastic, but really, nothing that will keep out bugs. If it's not a ton of trouble, you could always wheel the grill into the garage when not in use. Solves the moisture and wasp problem.

u/Mykl68 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I can't believe no one has given you a good answer yet but get these

Get Lost Wasp Beee Free Natural & Non-Toxic Wasp Deterrent, 2 Pack

For some reason wasps don't like other wasps living near them and they move.... fast. I've used these several times and they are always gone in a day or so

u/Starsmasher · 1 pointr/ScarySigns

I had thought about making some out of paper bags but I ended up buying them off of amazon. One of my sisters just crumpled up some paper bags and hung them with yarn. She said that worked for her

This is the one I got off amazon

u/enkrypt0r · 1 pointr/lifehacks

Nice find. Looks like they're available on Amazon as well.

u/DangerZoneDelux · 1 pointr/Coffee

Dude. Buy this. You don't ever have to worry about roaches again Cy-Kick CS Controlled Release Cyfluthrin 16oz Insecticide don't mess with traps or anything else. Mix with water and spray around house, any entryways as well as nooks and crannies

u/tuscaloser · 1 pointr/tuscaloosa

Just a suggestion, get a sprayer at Home Depot and a professional treatment chemical and do your own spraying (saves a TON in the long run).

I've had great luck with Suspend SC and CyKick CS (seems better for bad infestations).
Suspend SC:

Cykick CS:

Edit: These are both food/pet safe once they dry. We usually put the dog and cat in one room and spray the rest of the house, then spray the room they were in when the rest is dry. Both chemicals are odorless when dry.

u/grovertheclover · 1 pointr/triangle

/u/bagodees posted this info (in respect to roaches at least) a long time ago and it has worked wonders for me:

They are much worse at apartment/townhouse condos since there are so many people and so many connected units all in one building. Here's the deal: when you see one, it's got at least 47 buddies that are behind you laughing at you because you can only actually see the guy that's running in the spotlight. The traps and sprays you get at the local stores don't work, and actually make the roaches worse because that's how those pesticide companies make money. The same deal goes for the pest guys that the apt management contracts with - if all the pests disappear, then their business dries up.
That said, there's hope for you. I have found that the only stuff that works are these two products:
You can get a standard 1 gallon sprayer at Home Depot for the Cy-Kick CS. Spray that shit around your problem areas. The gel bait is for if your problem is really bad - place those in the same areas until you don't see anymore roaches.
These products are highly toxic, but they do work. Just make sure you follow the instructions, wear protective equipment when applying the pesticides, and keep your pets away from treated areas.

u/danidf25 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I used to be an exterminator when I was going to college. If they are big roaches they usually don’t live inside your house. When I was an exterminator the company I worked for used the pesticide linked below. Spray this around your house and focus on doorways or any place you think they might come in from. You only need to spray that once a month. The suggestion for the German roaches is great but German roaches are small not large. So maybe google German roaches and see if that’s what you have and decide on your plan of attack. Good luck!

BASF - 792075 - Cy-Kick CS - Insecticide - 16oz

u/crypto64 · 1 pointr/tifu

I've got a solution for you, but you won't like the price tag. Grab a container of this awesome stuff and any old one-gallon yard sprayer. Mix as instructed and spray the inside of your home and outside too if it's a house. You and your room mate will be the ONLY living things in your home for a few months. It's safe for pets too as long as you let the spray dry before turning them loose in a treated area.

u/No_Disassemble_J5 · 1 pointr/washingtondc
u/skwolf522 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Here is what I use,

Kills everything. You mix 1 oz in a garden spray with 1 gallon of water.

Spray all the base boards and under your sinks and cabinets.



u/RandomNumberHere · 1 pointr/Austin

If you really want to get rid of them, get one of those cheap pump sprayers and some Cy-Kick and you're good to go. This is what some professionals use for insect control. It works great. I use it (spray along house borders inside and out) and after that my home is insect-free for months. You'll see some dead bug carcasses the first few days and then nothing.

u/samantha_pants · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

nature/outdoors I really really want it

u/disgustipated · 1 pointr/FindingFennsGold
  1. Moose - run away, climb or hide behind a tree. True for all big herbivores. Bison and cows will fuck your shit up. Leave them alone.
  2. Grizzly Bears - stand your ground, use your bear spray. You brought bear spray, right?
  3. Weather - I've seen it snow in the Rockies in every month but August. Lost a friend for over an hour when 6 inches fell in about 30 minutes in a freak storm. In September, about 7500'.
  4. Giardia - just make sure to check upstream for floating dead things, always gather water where it's running, not where it's stagnant, and use a good filtration system like a Sawyer.
  5. Fucking Mosquitoes - they have a short window of opportunity - only a few months - so they are very ravenous and evil. Cover yourself with a good bug spray, and get a Thermacell.
  6. Falling - Be careful out there. Lots of folks get hurt taking unnecessary risks. See all those boulders scattered on the ground? Look up. That's where they came from. Don't be jumping up and down on that ledge like Wile E. Coyote.
u/skanadian · 1 pointr/reactiongifs

This is the only stuff that works on carpenter ants.

u/AshleyIRL · 1 pointr/pestcontrol

After reading some reviews, I think I'm going to give this gel a try
Bayer 4314807 Maxforce Carpenter Gel 27g Ant Insecticide

The ants I'm dealing with won't come out sometimes for days at a time... but they always return. The winged swarm was too much, I've got to find something that works.

u/WorkKrakkin · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Do you know what the good products are? I pay $40 a month for pest control and when I told them about carpenter ants they said "there's nothing we can do". So I had to cancel but I bought some of this stuff

u/cochon_de_lait · 1 pointr/NewOrleans

I've used demon wp to spray the baseboards of my house and around the front and back porches. It's really effective stuff. For a few days afterword you'll find an increase in dead roaches (especially if you spray outside) then there won't be any for over a month and a half. It says it last 3 months but we just have so many bugs here that isn't true.

u/Squarebodyhtx · 1 pointr/houston

You'll thank me later. It'll take more than one treatment depending on how serious your infestation is, but I have been using this with great results.

pump sprayer

demon wp

u/OnlyForTheBold · 1 pointr/houston

Get some Demon

I spray it two to three times a year. Nothing stops them 100% though.

u/Brandonspikes · 1 pointr/reptiles

Get Maxforce, Shit works kills them for months.

Is better and cheaper, Magnum is super powered stuff and fucking destroys them.

u/IAMNOTAMUFFIN · 1 pointr/pics

I'm going to add to this since I work for a pest control company:

Maxforce roach bait: Shit works fantastic! Put a kernel sized glob in crevices where you see roach poop and for good measure put them in the hinges of your cupboards.

Diatomaceous Earth: This is not the same brand of it that I use, but it should work great and it's safer than Boric Acid. Put this behind your stove, fridge, and if you can behind the dishwasher. Put this in all crevices and if you have a way to do it you can make a THIN line of it along any baseboard where you think they're coming in from.

I also use Nyguard IGR and I mix it with a product called Demand CS normally. This usually takes care of a roach problem really quickly as long as you maintain the place pretty clean.

Unfortunately if you live in an apartment complex with a lot of these issues, it's hard for a technician to spend a lot of time fixing your problem as opposed to you paying someone to come take care of it. I've seen 400+ unit complexes only have one tech on call who handled 30-40 units a day only once a week. All they care about is keeping records that they have someone going to the units. Not so much taking care of your issues. Also, roaches will come in from other units and sometimes your neighbors will be the source. Threaten to call the county or whoever in order to make the complex manager give your unit priority. Generally a tech needs about 15 minutes MINIMUM to treat a unit well. If a large complex is cheap enough, they will only have one guy treating about 6-8 units an hour which amounts to the guy just spraying, putting some bait down really quickly, and leaving without really caring because he's trying to deal with all those units in such a short amount of time.

edit: for some reason, every time I pressed enter twice, it submitted my comment after adding a link.

u/WTDabbler · 1 pointr/japanlife

I found gel baits extremely effective.

Japanese roach traps imho never work and they can suck my balls.

u/memphisbelle · 1 pointr/philadelphia

this gel is what you need. i did a bunch of research several years ago when i moved into a new apartment and had german roaches. this shit works wonders, put it in the crevice under your baseboards and the perimeter of where they are.

recently i was talking to a pest control guy and when i told him what i used he said that was the best stuff to help contain them.

u/Johnzsmith · 1 pointr/WTF

Yes. I would suggest that you use a roach bait that contains a chemical called Fipronil. Boric acid also works, but Fipronil works better and helps to kill the roaches that end up eating the roaches killed by the Fipronil in the first place. Here is what I suggest using.

u/lpfan724 · 1 pointr/RealEstate

These are the other product I was telling you about. These pucks stop the current roaches from reproducing. They're not necessary but they'll help wipe them out a little quicker.

u/abruno37 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

hm, i haven't heard the term palmetto bugs before. I think the ones i see are american/german. They all look so similar, and usually are pretty big.

dumb question, but do you think there are any negatives to IGR, if I do in fact have the palmetto bugs? Is there such a thing as overkill? Also, do you have any experience with these types of IGR? Seems easier than spraying everywhere. Thanks for your tips!

u/krypticmtphr · 1 pointr/personalfinance

I've used this to get rid of roaches and it's the best thing next to hiring an actual exterminator since it's what they use.
advion 4 Tubes and 4 Plungers Cockroach German Roach Pest Control Insecticide Bait Gel, Kill German, American, Australian, Smoky, Brown
Use it after deep cleaning the apartment top to bottom, behind all furniture and kitchen appliances (fridge and stove being critical)
Just make sure to out it near any sources of water/food (fridge has a drip tray for condensation) and entrances into and out the apartment such as near the door, behind outlet covers, lights and windows.
After that it's just a matter of maintaining cleanliness and following package directions for reapplication. Got rid of roaches in my house thanks to some nasty roommates and they haven't come back since.

u/elite_bleat_agent · 1 pointr/ChapoTrapHouse

Get Advion Roach bait (, a dustpan, and a broom. Put the Advion on dots on index cards and leave them everywhere roaches like, in the corner of every cupboard, room, near all water sources, etc. What will happen is that the roaches eat it and they die extremely high (like, they don't have any pain at all, they get stoned and wander around and die). Some of them will make it back to their nest, then the other roaches will eat them and they will die too.


Just keep putting it out and replacing it. DO NOT USE ANYTHING ELSE, no other sprays, no nothing. The first couple of day you will have dead roaches EVERWHERE, you will have to vacuum or sweep up them up in bushels, twice or three times a day. Then after a couple of weeks you won't see any. Keep putting the bait out, refresh it every two weeks, and your problem will be solved.

u/Yazars · 1 pointr/Harvard

If I were in that situation, I'd want to try something to decrease the population, so I'd get cockroach baits/gels. Something like this.

u/Imakedo · 1 pointr/whatsthisbug

It's a toss up on responsibility..

"The implied warranty of habitability means that landlords must maintain livable conditions in a rental property. A pest infestation is one of those things that will jeopardize that condition. So for the most part, it's up to the landlord to arrange and pay for pest control."


"Pest control falls under the general responsibility of both tenants and landlords to maintain the premises in a state of reasonable repair, safety and cleanliness."

But that aside, self treating I can't recommend any brands but I would caution against glue traps. Largely they end up being a waste of money and if you forget about one, they then become a food source as dust settles and the sticky portion no longer works. If you do use them, try to use a sharpie to number and date them. You know you set 10 on this date so if a month later you come up 1 short you know you missed one. They also have a habit of catching non insects like mice which either starve to death slowly or end up with broken bones or torn skin if you try to remove them yourself.

A quick search I found this helpful video.

$30.76 for 4 tubes on Amazon.

u/phiberoptick · 1 pointr/philadelphia

there is a lot of mis information out there. is pretty good. i wasted a lot of money and effort. people say DE is good but you want 100% silica powder like this and these strips. the powder put all over. then put all your shit in plastic tubs with one of those strips. as you put stuff into tubs clean it with rubbing alcohol. its a metric fuck ton of work, but it can be done.

u/so_then_I_said · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

Do all those things you plan to do, also consult the exterminators about what further steps you can take. Don't forget to use intercepting devices on each foot of your bed, with the bed pulled away from the wall so there's no alternate access. The traps can be as simple as cups with talcum powder (which makes their feet slip), or little glue traps.

Let me emphasize that the silica gel I referenced above is cheap, available (on Amazon as Cimexa), and effective as treatment as well as prevention, possibly for a decade, if applied properly.

The important thing is to stay sane. Be proactive, do all the things you're supposed to, and then trust that they're working. Don't let paranoia turn every little itch into a panic. Scorch the earth but stay cool.

u/stonecats · 1 pointr/Bedbugs

cheap diy indicators and treatments;
simple double sided tape along bed legs.
use this powder as directed

it may be fleas not bb.
fleas leave fewer indicators behind.
for fleas wash everything around bed with borax.
including floors walls in:outsides of furniture.

u/SarcasticSocialist · 1 pointr/pestcontrol

Since I haven't seen it here yet, a good way to kill any roaches and prevent reinfestation is by using Cimexa dust. Buy a duster and some Cimexa and lightly dust the interior of the ps4 through the air vents. Bonus points if you open it up and dust the inside too. Watch some videos on dusting appliances so you get a feel for how little you need to use to be effective. This Cimexa is not a poison but rather it dehydrates the insects and doesn't harm electronics. Best part is you can use it in other areas of infestation as well.

If you decide to go this route make sure you use a dust mask when applying and read the label on the Cimexa bottle before you use it. It's not poison but I'm you still don't want to put it somewhere where someone could breathe it in so make sure you know how to apply it before you so.

u/SnailHunter · 1 pointr/Bedbugs

As of now my plan was to wash and dry on high heat all the bedding, buy mattress and box-spring bed bug covers, and get some CimeXa and put it all over the room. Especially in the doorway so they don't infest other areas of the house (is this being naive? will they just go through the walls?)

How does this sound to you guys?

u/allonsyyy · 1 pointr/spiderbro

Powdered amorphous silica, like this stuff. It will kill both, but it kills by dessicating so your ants won't be poisoned. Just don't put it where your spiders go.

u/PrettyPurpleKitty · 1 pointr/TrueOffMyChest

Or better yet, Cimexa. Amazon link here.

u/couchisland · 1 pointr/povertyfinance

Look into this stuff as well, CimeXa Insecticide Dust,

u/Lolor-arros · 1 pointr/vegan

This stuff is great -

Bed bugs can be managed without an exterminator, but you do need to do research. Cimexa is definitely vegan and extremely effective, you just have to be okay with a fine layer of dust on the floor for a few months. It doesn't kill the eggs, but when they hatch, they'll crawl over it to feed on you and then die.

Godspeed, OP, you can win this. I found a few two months ago and now they're all gone. Still dusting with Cimexa for a few more months, to keep them gone.

u/felisfelis · 1 pointr/Connecticut

This stuff is a lot more effective. Im too drunk to provide a source but just look up cimexa

u/gsl-throwaway · 1 pointr/offmychest

Thanks for sharing your story. I need to hear stories like this one.

I think my first step is getting a "monitor" for them. You can make a homemade one with dry ice (carbon dioxide) and a few other cheap materials. If this "monitor" (which is more like a trap) catches some, I think that will be the evidence I can use to present to the management of my new apartment.

Since I'm pretty sure that monitor will find the evidence I fear, in the mean time I will purchase a duster and a whole bunch of Cimexa and treat every nook and cranny of every visible surface in side my apartment.

When I let my management know, and just how truly awful and shameful that conversation will be, I know that at least they have to choose which pest control company and method will be used to treat my unit. I am hoping they opt for heat treatment of some kind.

Ultimately, I'm hoping that by escalating it within the next month and the following treatment outlined, I can be over this in about 4-6 months.

But I don't know. I just hope it doesn't take my relationship from me...

u/slayerming2 · 1 pointr/Bedbugadvice

Hey, so I accidentally bought this brand.

92.1% silica gel and 7.9 %

I sprayed my bedroom two days ago, and besides going in for a minute or two to grab something I haven't gone back. So what should I do? Should I vacuum the floor?

How effective do you think it'll be?

u/GypsyBagelhands · 1 pointr/gardening

Terro Liquid Ant Killer Baits( 6 Bait Stations Net Contents 2.2fl.oz/0.36fl.oz)

Those are the ready to go baits. You can also buy just the liquid and put it in a bottle cap or something.

u/TheConeIsReturned · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating

Terro ant baits. I've never seen anything devastate a population of living things like Terro ant baits.

u/Scrabblewiener · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

This is a lot more fun. I have the first version, wife bitches about flys, then when I kill them she bitches about salt. Pick your battles woman.

u/Breakr007 · 1 pointr/funny

This is a better investment for your bug problem. Works great, and doesn't come with an attitude or a litter box.

u/EddieViscosity · 1 pointr/AskScienceDiscussion
u/-_galaxy_- · 1 pointr/askscience

About 10 seconds after you enter the room with Bug-a-Salt.

Seriously though, a fly will not live beyond 2 days or so.

u/pilotwithnoname · 1 pointr/BlackPeopleTwitter

You're welcome. Its actually fun when a fly makes a wrong turn into our house now.

Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Insect Eradication Gun

u/tryunus87 · 1 pointr/titanfall

There is a sub for everyhing.
BTW, i want that salt firing shotgun.

Amazon reviews are good too

u/DasHarris · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

I think this right here might be of interest to you.

u/barrymccockner76 · 1 pointr/maybemaybemaybe

I use the one in this video. Mine didn’t come with the laser site but I just ordered the one on the buddy’s second link above.

u/Velvetrose-2 · 1 pointr/Atlanta

> there are more flies than I anticipated.

Then you need to get THIS!

I got one for my husband as a joke but it really work =)

u/freezerburn666 · 1 pointr/londonontario

I use an electric one if my cat doesn't eat the fly in the first place. Plus it's fun when you're drunk with friends. I would look into that salt shotgun thing, that looks fun.

u/ryanhollister · 1 pointr/Austin
u/foggybottom · 1 pointr/phillies

Between innings someone needs to get out there and use this

u/MoneyMark4 · 1 pointr/gameofthrones
u/Joshua_Naterman · 1 pointr/tifu

Salt shotgun FTW (SFW link unless toy guns that shoot table salt to kill bugs are a no-no)

u/stoicsmile · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

They've got like a million eyeballs pointed in all directions and they live in slow motion.

Best $40 I ever spent. It shoots a blast of table salt that kills flies from 3 feet away.

u/NecroGod · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Never thought of that, nice tip.

I just bought a Bug-A-Salt I can make use of this.

I bought it so my girlfriend and I can hunt roaches (since we live in an apartment and our next door neighbors are disgusting and no amount of spraying will keep the bugs gone long) I figured may as well have fun with it.

u/poopsocker · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

I hear the Bug-A-Salt actually works, and it's got to be a lot of fun.

u/s2xtreme4u · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Bug A Salt!!!!

haha I hate bugs in my house and this is the perfect solution!!!

I dont really need it because I have a fly swatter, but this is waaaaayyyyy better than a fly swatter!!!

u/MetalLobster · 1 pointr/hockey

You need a salt gun

u/toddbbot · 1 pointr/IAmA

I have a Bug-assalt air/salt weapon (it's a lot of fun). I just walk out and shoot all the hornets off the feeders after the hummingbirds scatter.

u/SnapshillBot · 1 pointr/EnoughTrumpSpam


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u/damn_jexy · 1 pointr/specializedtools

Bug-A-Salt 2.0 from Skell Inc.

get you one of this

u/Entangleman · 1 pointr/Brooklyn

The Bug A Salt is my preferred weapon for dealing with the bastards. It's a little air shotgun that shoots a spray of table salt. It's marketed as a way to deal with flies, but I find it works even better with mosquitoes (it is extremely satisfying to blow them out of mid-air!).

u/olorin_istar · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I have been using this stuff the past two years and its worth its weight in gold. Its like liquid crack for ants, you put it down and within two minutes there will be hundreds of ants around it eating and then taking it back to the hive to feed them. Cant recommend it enough.

u/pfthrowaway21315 · 1 pointr/Cleveland

I used to have ant problems, and the Home Depot traps didn't work. They would lure and kill a bunch of ants, but I'd still see a ton a day later.

Finally, I used this:

You have to figure out where the ants are coming from and lay some gel down there. However, it is really good at getting rid of them for good. Occasionally a few would come back after like six months, but a quick re-application would sort them out right quick.

u/TomBombadil75 · 1 pointr/Vermiculture

This stuff got rid of my carpenter ants:

u/amus · 1 pointr/bayarea

Rig up a remote sprinkler to movement outside?

Here, they sell them:


u/squeakhaven · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

Get a scarecrow sprinkler! Startles the crap out of deer and does a really good job of keeping them out. Fences only do so much good because deer have a ridiculously good vertical leap

u/ronniejean1 · 1 pointr/pestcontrol

Ortho home defense has worked wonders for me. I spray around entire perimeter inside my house. Focusing on windows and doors. It’s indoor/outdoor but I feel like it just washed away outside. I had a daddy long leg infestation that nothing would get rid of except this. Now I don’t see any bugs. I spray spring and fall.

u/_SlippinJimmy · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

If you haven't already tried it, give Ortho Home Defense a shot.

Spray along the joints such as floor/walls, ceiling/walls, wall/wall and across the entry into your garage. This usually lasts for months in my garage.

u/not_charles_grodin · 1 pointr/Charleston

We bomb our house thrice a year with these and spray the foundation and around the windows and doors with this. Between the two treatments, we never see them inside.

u/CaptRon25 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Reylight Titanium Ti Lan Special Edition in either smooth or bead blasted. Picture Album

Beautiful clean battery tubes with no flat spots, knurling or machining. I custom ordered 150 of these and can be found nowhere else.

Nichia 219C 4000K high CRI emitter, with smooth beam profile

Benifits of the V2 are, slightly longer battery tube and are supposed to now accept a protected 14500, and brighter. V1 on the Left, V2 on the right

$59.00 + $2.77 shipping (within US). I can ship international, but would have to calculate the cheapest method. A free $6.00 trit for the switch for reddit/flashlight folks

This sale is posted on BLF with more information. PM me if interested.

Also in my Amazon store. Click on "these sellers" to get there. I have to fix this link with Amazon.

Thanks for looking

u/blurker · 1 pointr/homeowners

The sprinklers work. I bought two recently to keep the cats out of my yard. It only took a couple of attempts before they realized it wasn't worth. Haven't seen a cat in yard since I put up the motion-detector sprinklers.

u/BeckyDaTechie · 1 pointr/JUSTNOMIL

Motion-activated sprinkler "to keep the annoying outdoor pests away from the front door". All the unwanted territory marking behavior in your neighborhood is stirring up the dogs. (Someone's cat is pissing in your garden, right? ;) )

u/TaterSupreme · 1 pointr/legaladvice

No trespassing sign on a post that's hiding a few of these:

u/food_chewer · 1 pointr/AskLEO

How about a motion activated sprinkler like this?
Activated Water Blaster - Animal Repellent

u/ii_akinae_ii · 0 pointsr/Advice

Trust me - Combat Roach Gel. Just be sure you put it out in little dots and not long strips (once roaches figure out that a food source is killing them, they stop eating it, so making many little food sources with many dots is better than just a few food sources with long strips). Only thing that EVER worked for me was that gel.

Edited for clarification since I got downvoted for some reason? Was on my phone the first time, sorry if I wasn't clear enough or if the formatting was wonky. I dealt with roaches for a long time during sophomore year of my undergrad and I swear up and down by this gel.

u/SH01-DD · 0 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I’ve never had luck with store bought stuff. Advion is the only thing that has worked for me.

A little 1” strip of gel here and there is all you need.

u/RamblinRambo · -1 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Almost looks like one of these:

But I have no clue on mobile so can't really see it so well.

u/B_A_M_2019 · -5 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

Clean the kitchen. Then use this:

Problem solved.