DIY: Bug Killer

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*always wear proper attire when using these products and read the labels for correct use*

Have you ever wondered, "What products or chemicals do pest control companies use? Where can I buy my own cheap pest control spray? Can I save money spraying my own house?"

I came upon the answer when I wasn't even looking for it. It came in the form of a young pest control sales man knocking on my door one hot summer day. He almost had me sold, because I hate spiders and bugs so much, but I'm super tight with money and I wasn't about to sign a year long contract with this guy. That of course was in the back of my mind while I talked to this young fellow. I was coming up with excuses for why I couldn't sign this contract with him when out from my mouth popped a statement that would lead this young man to reveal his companies secret.

Me being super genuine- "I have three little kids. I just can't have you come into my home and spray chemicals all around while I sit back and watch, clueless to what those chemicals are, and if they are harmful to my kids..."

Spider sprayer sale guy- "Here let me write down the chemicals for you and where we will use them. You go and look them up on the internet and see if you would be okay with us using these around your kids. I'll come back in an hour and see if we can make a deal."

He wrote down three chemicals on a piece of paper with the coordinating areas they were supposed to be used on. I felt like I scored the jackpot when he gave me that green piece of scrap paper. I knew I still wouldn't be spraying the chemicals inside my home because, like I said, I have three little kids who rock my world and I wouldn't want to expose them to harmful things if I can avoid it. But, outside my home, you bet I'm gonna spray it. Here's a list of chemicals and where they are supposed to be used.

Fipronil- Inside the home, although it was brought to my attention that this is supposed to be used outside only. Read all labels and read the reviews on Amazon before using.

Cyonara- Lawn

Cyzmic CS - Exterior of home

I bought at sprayer because these chemicles are meant to be dilluted. I used about 1 oz of the chemical and a gallon of water, that's it! These chemicals will last for YEARS!

So far I have only sprayed the outside of my home with Cyzmic CS and I have been SO pleased with the results. The bugs literally fall dead within minutes of walking across this stuff. I haven't even needed to use a spray inside my home. I have plenty of Cyzmic CS left, so I'm saving big bucks just doing it myself. Like always, follow the directions on the labels and read the reviews. If you're like me and hate bugs, you won't be disappointed with this spray!

Another really great place to buy pest control products is  They have every product you could ever need for pest control plus they have How To videos to teach you the right way to get the job done. Perfect for a busy DIY-er.


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  1. I just stumbled on your blog and you have a lot of great tutorials. With this one in particular though, I would really recommend not wearing open shoes. I spray my house this way as well and you really want to avoid getting these chemicals on your skin. With little ones as well, you don't want to be tracking it inside either.

    You may also want to recommend to your readers protective eye wear and a respirator (even if that's only sunglasses and damp bandanna).

    Keep up the good work!