Stay Pest-Free This Summer with These Tips & Gadgets

Stay Pest-Free This Summer with These Tips & Gadgets

Laura E. Hall
Jun 17, 2011

With summer dawning, we're all spending lots of time outside, enjoying the fresh air and good weather. But we're not the only ones emerging from our cocoons; lots of bugs are also making an appearance. Here are our favorite tips, tricks and gadgets for keeping the pests away while you play.

Keeping Them Away

The first step in pest control is prevention, so break out the citronella candles and follow our excellent advice below to make sure the critters don't come calling.

Getting Rid of the Bugs You've Got

So you didn't follow our sage advice above, and are now afflicted with creepy crawlies? There are lots of options to help you out, from poison, to electrocution, to our favorite, some DIY that's a step above 'scooping up the bug up in a piece of paper and placing it outside of the front door'.

Dealing with Other Types of Pests

Not all pests are of the winged variety, so here are our tips for dealing with rodents and bedbugs -- ew!

What are your favorite tech tips for keeping pests at bay? Share them with Unplggd readers in the comments below.

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