3/10/14

Share Your Tips for a Pest-Free Apartment or Dorm | Natural Pesticides & Insect Repellents


Howdy, lovelies! I've got a not-so-lovely story. In the whole eight months I've dwelled in my lovely little apartment, I've never had a bug issue. I've seen and killed maybe two spiders. Had a few fruit flies in the early fall. And saw one earwig last summer. No biggies.

This past weekend, I encountered my worst fear. Something I hate more than any other bug – more than spiders even. A silverfish. A little one. On my bathroom wall. I almost mistook it for an earwig. I sprayed it with hair mousse, grabbed it with a tissue, and flushed it. Then yesterday, I saw another. In my beautiful clawfoot tub. Again, I thought it was a small earwig... but the bf quickly and horrifically confirmed that it was indeed a silverfish.

I'm freaking out here. Like I said, I haven't had a bug problem. And I don't want one. I don't care that these little buggers are harmless and supposedly kill other bugs. They eat clothes and books. Not good. Not good at all.

I'm not a fan of chemicals and pesticides. My sensitive nose can smell them, they're dangerous, and many bugs can become resistant to them. I want to go a natural, safer route. In my internet scavenging, I've come across lavender oil, cedar oil, and diatomaceous earth as possible solutions.

I know that I'm the one usually sharing the tips and tricks, but this time I need your help. Have you ever had a silverfish issue? How did you get rid of them? What method works best?

I'm all ears! I don't want to see one of these critters ever again! Ew, ew, ew.

If you have any other tips or tricks for keeping away other bugs, spiders, etc... feel free to share so that other lovelies can reap the benefits of your natural product knowledge. :)


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