We live in the country and it's not unusual to see bugs in our house. Sometimes we even bring them in on our firewood. Spiders are quite common, I've even heard that no matter where you are, you're never more than a foot or two away from a spider. I usually spray them with hairspray and flush them down the toilet.
Whenever a fly gets in the house, we try to get them before the cats do but it's not always possible. Did you know that if your cat eats flies, they can get tapeworms from them? True story, although not the point of this blog.
In my house here in Licking County I've seen big ants, small ants, centipedes, ticks, fleas and earwigs. If they come in my house, I feel it's fair that I kill them. By far, the one bug I hate the most is moths. When showing homes for sale, I've opened closets that have moth balls in them and the smell takes your breath away. It's not a good smell, but a moth infestation is not a good thing to experience either. If you've never had one, consider yourself lucky.
Moths start their lives at larvae and the ones that infested my house, were about the same size as fly maggots. We've actually had TWO infestations. One year, they got into our coats. All the coats, inside all the linings, moth larvae. Not much you can do except throw them away.
Then, a few years ago, they got into our pantry. I'm sure this is where my hatred for them was born, you see, I almost ate one. Then, I wondered if maybe I actually did eat one, or more. It was bad, bad, bad!! We had to throw away nearly everything in our pantry. The moths would come into the house and find their way into the pantry, then they'd park themselves up in the corner and stay out of sight. They would lay their eggs and we had no idea it was happening.
I had a brilliant idea for a great invention, something you could add to paint to keep bugs away. I started looking for such a product, half hoping I would find it and half hoping I wouldn't. It turns out that I did find it and our local paint store had it in stock. It's called Bug Juice
We bought it and used it in our pantry. I haven't seen another bug in that pantry SINCE! I'd love to paint the whole house with it, but it's kind of expensive. In the mean time, if I see a moth zig zagging its way through my house, I will stop whatever I'm doing and chase that sucker down and kill it.
As a real estate agent, I've met many buyers who also don't like bugs and I am so glad to have knowledge of this product to suggest to my clients.
If you're in the area of Alexandria, Buckeye Lake, Granville, Hebron, Johnstown, Newark, Heath or Thornville, we bought our Bug Juice at Sherwin Williams on W. Main Street in Newark, across the street from Kent Title Services.