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Tips And Tricks For Keeping Your Drains Free Of Unwanted Bugs
Clear the build-ups that attract pests by regularly flushing your drains with a pot of hot water. Pouring a mix of ½ cup baking soda and one cup of water also helps.
You can also use a plumber's snake, which can move through your plumbing to dislodge and remove any obstructions that hot water might not be able to flush out completely.
Set Baits
Baits are designed to attract bugs, drawing them in with the promise of a meal. Once they venture towards the bait, the glue traps them on contact.
Check and replace these traps frequently to not only capture the bugs but also gain a clear understanding of their numbers and activity.
Diatomaceous Earth
This is more than just dirt; it's a collection of fossilized remains of tiny aquatic organisms with a knack for tackling pesky insects. Applying it is a breeze.
Sprinkling a bit of this earth in nooks and crannies around your drains creates an invisible yet deadly barrier for any insect that dares to cross it.
Sink Drain Plug
A drain plug is essential because it's your first line of defense against bugs. Choosing the best one will depend on the sink or tub you're using it in.
Drain Cover
Drain covers allow water to flow while also playing a crucial role in filtering debris that can cause clogged drains, thus attracting bugs.
Ensure your drain cover fits perfectly so there aren’t any gaps that could let insects sneak through. Drain covers with a fine mesh are also effective for this reason.