All Creatures Great and Small

A, B, C, D, E, or F

What do you do when you see a bug or some bugs in your home?

A – Panic

B – Scream

C – Call an exterminator

D – Get out the bug spray

E – All of the above

F – None of the above

The best answer is F, none of the above. First, you have to realize that all bugs weren’t created to bite you or make your life miserable. In fact, most of them would rather be someplace else than in your home. You can simply remove the offending intruder by putting a glass over it, sliding a piece of paper under it, and carrying it outside and releasing it. Then you should try to determine how it got into your home and seal the area so the bug’s friends or relatives can’t come in. Did it come in a window? Did it come in under a door? Did it come in from some crack or crevice in the foundation? Did you carry it in with firewood? Once you determine that, you can fix the situation so there are no future panics, screams or pesticides. If you have to kill the intruder or intruders, make a mixture of 40% water. 40% alcohol and 20% liquid dish soap. This mixture will kill any bugs and not pollute your home. It would be a good idea to try to take a good photo of it so you can get it identified and learn more about it. Bugs weren’t put on the planet to cause panics and screams. That is why we have politicians. If you have any questions on how to control a pest, you can contact me at


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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