All Creatures Great and Small

Insect control


For insect control

You can kill any bug in your house with a mixture of water (40%), alcohol (40%) and dish soap (20%). No need to ever use pesticides inside your home or business.

If you have a specific pest, here are some recommendations

Cockroaches (beer and duct tape)
Ants (Terro Bait works for most small ants)
Earwigs (newspaper)
Silverfish (baby food jars and flour)
Paper wasps (brown paper bags, Avon Skin so Soft)
Bed bugs (alcohol, water & dish soap, hair dryer)
Head lice (salt water, hair dryer)
Fungus gnats (aquarium gravel)
Fruit flies (vinegar)
Carpet beetles (dirty socks and cheese)
Spiders (peppermint essential oil)
Here is a recipe for a very good mosquito repellent that you can make yourself.
Combine in a 16 oz. bottle:
15 drops lavender oil
3-4 Tbsp. of vanilla extract
1/4 Cup lemon juice.
Fill bottle with water. Shake. Ready to use.

For weed control

Mix 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1/4 cup of liquid dish soap and 1 cup of salt in a garden sprayer. Spray weeds generously, wait a couple days, they’re dead. No reason to use Roundup or other toxic herbicides

If you have any pest questions, I will help you to the best of my ability and there is no charge for my consultations. Email me at There is no reason to spray pesticides in or around your home in most circumstances.


About askthebugman

I have been in the pest management industry for over 40 years. In that time I have used almost every pesticide available to control so-called “pests”. With this experience, I have learned over the years that the pesticides we use are far more dangerous than the pests we are trying to control. As a result, it has become a passion for me to improve the quality of life for humans and the planet, by assisting people to not only become more educated and aware of their environment – but also by learning to manage their home and business with a sustainable and healthier approach to tending to unwanted infestations of bugs. Please enjoy my blog posts, check out my publications, utilize my services, or simply stay in touch if you have a bug question…


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