Monday, May 24, 2010


I'm not a big fan of bugs. I can handle some ladybugs in the house, the moths annoy me just a little, and mosquitoes and flies get swatted. In Germany the spiders were not poisonous so we just squashed them if they were in our bedroom at night or shooed them out the door or window. Here in New Mexico we have brown recluses and black widows which freak me out! Eric found a black widow a couple days ago on the garage door and yesterday he walked out the back door into a web. There was something large and brown in the playroom that needed disposed of as well. We also have cockroaches. They are mostly staying in the garage so I haven't gone after them. Yet. This morning I woke up to find ants all over my kitchen counter. I cleaned the kitchen really well last night, yet they still came exploring.

I recently won a few EcoSMART items through a friend's blog. Today seemed like a good day to try out the ant killer. It works great! Normally I would just squish them one at a time instead of using a chemical spray in my kitchen. EcoSMART is organic, plant based, and non toxic. The active ingredients are things like rosemary and cinnamon oils. It smells very strong, but it's not unpleasant. My prize (the Safe Home Bundle Kit) also included the insect repellent, flying insect killer, and the home pest control. I think it's time to try that home pest control around the doors and windows to keep out the spiders, earwigs (saw one last night), and cockroaches. These items can be purchased online or at retailers like Home Depot and Walmart.


Kari B. said...

flying insect killer! i'm all over that. the bees are trying to nest in our window sills :(
p.s. i hate hate hate ants!

Anonymous said...

you'll have to watch out for scorpions there too. Such fun living in the desert huh???

ArtsyNina said...

This is exactly why I love living in a northern state. I'll take freezing cold winters and snow over big deadly spiders and bugs any day!