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Sprays to kill bugs? Answered

I have a problem with bugs. I think there's a hole in my screen, but I can't find any new ones to patch. Anyways, I keep having these small bugs, and now and then even a big, brown, flying beetle thing. I heard that hairspray will kill them in mid-flight, but I don't have hairspray. Anything that I can use instead? Also, it needs to be safe to spray in a bedroom. 

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CatTrampoline
CatTrampoline

7 years ago

Simple flypaper strips would be a better choice than spraying an aerosol into an enclosed space.

The kind I am talking about are rolls of super-sticky paper about 2 inches (5cm) wide and 18 inches (0.5 M) long that you tack to the ceiling. The bugs get stuck and when it gets too gross, you throw it in the trash and put another one up. They don't put any noxious fumes into the air.

Just don't use them where you have small birds swooping around.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 7 years ago

Yes I agree ! We have gnat problems at my place, and although it take awhile (they have to randomly fly INTO it, as there is no real bait to draw them), once they're caught, they don't get away again. Yes, I also agree about the small birds problem and also anywhere you youself my run into it (the sticky stuff is water proof, and one needs mineral spirits or harsh solvents to remonve it....tis nasty stuff but there is no odor.).

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

7 years ago

If you're getting "big, brown flying beetles" inside, then either the screen has a fairly big slit or hole in it, or your screen frame is not sitting flush to the window frame and they're just squeezing their way in. If that's the case, you can add some trim around the screen frame or even a few pieces of double sided tape, to ensure that they can't get through.