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Ryan Bridge is an insect educator and has many tips he shares on how to remove and rid your home and yard of ants, wolf spiders and ants. Ants tend to be a main concern for many. Rainfall and moisture will send them inside without an invitation. There are preventative measures that can be taken.

Trim your shrubs so they don’t touch your house. This will remove that bridge that bugs are drawn to. If you choose to use a granulated product, the ants will take the bait right back to the queen. The orthoboric acid will not allow the eggs to hatch which will eventually cause the colony to collapse. A mix of liquid soap and water can be used to kill ants. Follow the trail and make sure the residue dries. Don’t leave out food or trash that will attract pests.

Dry hot weather will drive spiders, centipedes and millipedes inside where you may not even know they are there until they emerge from the damp areas after a rainstorm. While spiders may not be so easy on the eyes, they are one of the most natural ways to rid your home and yard of other bugs.

Slugs can kill a garden without any guilt. Ryan states to keeps them away from his plants he uses human hair. This may seem out of the ordinary, but the slugs will get stuck in the hair trimmings if they try to cross it. Just something for you to think about when you’re getting your next haircut. For more information on ants, spiders, centipedes, millipedes and slugs click here