How to fend off bugs as rising temps welcome critters in Texas

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
How to fend off bugs in your yard and home
Now is the time to take action as warmer weather brings bugs looking to set up in your home or yard back to Houston.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Warmer weather is bringing the bugs back to Houston, but you can keep them from setting up in your home and yard.

You can do it yourself or hire a pest service, but if you are concerned about bugs, now is the time to take action.

"You take the Apex cockroach bait and you do about 100 little, small BB-sized dots throughout your kitchen. Underneath the cabinet edge. Under the sink around where you are seeing them," said Ronny Wheeler with Solutions Pest and Lawn.

Wheeler says a lot of people are also seeing army cutworms on their plants.

He recommends using a product called Ignite. You just have to dilute it and spray it on your plants.

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As for fleas, fire ants, chinch bugs and crickets, spreading Bifen L/P granules now will pay off with a bug free yard for weeks to come.

"You will broadcast it out and wet it in, and this product will last a good five to six months," said Wheeler.

The time to do this is now, before you see the pests return to your yard and house.

A bag of Bifen L/P costs about $31, the Ignite is $44.99 and Apex runs $24.99.

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