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    34 Things For Anyone Who's Terrified Of Bugs

    "You don't have to go home but you can't stay here." —me to all the bugs in my apartment.

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    1. A rechargeable electronic zapper that is a major upgrade from the old shoe you usually use to kill bugs.

    The zapper next to its packaging
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    No more frantically asking "did I get it?" while inspecting the bottom of a shoe only to find that the little bug WON'T DIE.

    Promising review: "I was first introduced to the bug zapper at the beach with my family last summer. I couldn't believe how it made our lives at the beach so much more pleasant....flies that found their way into the house were our nemesis. We used to spend half our time trying to rid ourselves of them. The zapper was and is perfect for its purpose of getting rid of small flying insects. And the kids who are under the age of 13 can safely use." —MADSOB

    Another promising review: "Love this for the pests that swarm in the summer here in the NE. The largest wasp I had ever seen was unfortunate enough to meet this zapper. Didn’t end well for the wasp. I don’t go outside without this." —Peta

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. An under-door seal to ensure that no bite-y little visitors sneak in even when the door is closed.

    The seal attached to a door, showing how it covers the gap between the door and the floor
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    Promising review: "I bought this because bugs were starting to get into the house and in order to fix what was wrong with the door we would have had to take the door off the hinges. We really wanted an easy fix since we will be putting in a new door come spring. My husband put this on and it has worked great. Not only are the bugs staying out but the extra noise and cold coming in are no longer a problem. I would definitely recommend this." —Rose E. Archambault

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    3. Some bug control spray that will vanquish the hordes of bloodsuckers treating your yard like their own personal buffet.

    Model attaching hose to spray bottle and spraying it in yard
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    This fast-acting spray quickly kills mosquitoes, certain ants, fleas, house crickets and more. Plus, it lasts up to 12 weeks so you can have a pest-free summer!

    Promising review: "Wow, this is the best stuff since sliced bread! Believe it or not, once sprayed on the backyard; we could actually sit out there without being bitten not one time. Prior to getting this Cutter spray you'd have six bites or more from mosquitoes within minutes of going out back! Two thumbs-up on this product!!!!!" —JB

    Get it from Walmart for $9.08.

    4. An indoor insect trap that uses a UV light to attract bugs, a fan to suck them in when they get too close, and sticky glue boards to trap them inside. It looks much nicer than most indoor bug traps, and does a great job reducing the number of mosquitos, fruit flies, and other insects sharing your home.

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    It's also a great alternative to other sticky traps that sometimes unintentionally trap rodents, leading to a cruel and inhumane death.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing product! I woke up in the middle of the night itching like crazy on my hand and face. Thought at first that some kind of critter was in the bed, but realized that the bites were on skin that was exposed, not under the sheets/covers. Got to looking around the next day, really paying attention to detail and noticed a single mosquito in the bathroom. Then started looking in the kitchen, under the microwave lights, and saw two or three more mosquitoes flying around. Now, I live in south Mississippi and anyone that lives here knows that our mosquito population is healthy! So it hit me.... I have a mosquito problem inside my house. I also have a two, nine, and eleven year old that love going in and out the door and leaving the doors open. So, I researched it and found this product. It had good reviews, so I bought it. Let me tell you, this thing is nothing short of amazing! First night, caught four mosquitoes in my bedroom. Second night, five in my daughter's room. I set it in all four bedrooms for over a week and caught mosquitoes in all rooms. In the kitchen/living room, six mosquitoes, two house flies and three fruit fly looking things in one night. I turn it on every night somewhere in the house and it catches mosquitos....every night. Bottom line, it works, very very well! If you see one mosquito in your house, there are likely dozens and every time you open the door, more come in. Buy it, it works!" —Vincent

    Get it from Amazon for $30.59+ (available in two colors).

    5. An ultrasonic pest repeller if you don't want bugs in your home but would rather not inflict death upon them. This device uses advanced ultrasound technology to make conditions for insects (and even mice) so intolerable that they naturally leave. "Don't let the door hit ya on the way out!" —me to all the bugs in my house after plugging this thing in.

    Reviewer image of the pest repeller plugged into a wall outlet
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    While pests can't stand this thing, it *is* safe for humans and pets!

    Promising review: "I purchased the Ever Pest Rodent Repelling Device to put in my basement. We have a walk out basement which has always been prone to pests — bugs, rodents, etc! I have small children, dogs and chickens and it is very important to me to keep them safe and not use harsh dangerous chemicals. I had been looking for a while for something inexpensive that would actually work and not be a threat to my family. This could not be any easier — all you have to do is plug it in and that’s it! It has a blue nightlight which I love — because I know it’s on and it’s working! In the past we’ve seen droppings by the basement door (from mice) and spiderwebs, ants, etc. — but now after plugging it in by my basement door...... a few days later there is nothing! Definitely going to order more for other spots in my home!" —sladerade85

    Get it from Amazon for $33.98.

    6. A portable bug bite suction tool that literally sucks the venom out of your skin to help reduce itching and swelling from a mosquito, bee, or wasp sting. In other words, I'm not going anywhere without this thing ever again.

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    Note that the suction can be pretty strong, so use caution and try a small amount of suction first before working your way up if necessary.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    7. A nontoxic fly trap in case you'd rather kill flies less... violently. Plus, they can attract and trap flies in huge numbers if you've got a big problem with these obnoxious pests.

    The bag hung outside and filled with tdead flies
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    Just add water to activate, hang it up outside, and watch it fill up with flies! If possible, try to place it 20 feet away from any living space, because it does have an unpleasant odor.

    Promising review: "Can't live without this! I've used this bag for two years now (well, not the same bag). I have a dramatic decline in fly numbers. I use it on my chicken coop run. During the summer I have to replace the bag about every 30 days because it fills up so fast. We have both cows and chickens on our farm so you can pretty much bet we're going to have a ton of flies. We can now sit on our deck with nary a fly in sight." —Rachael

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    8. A citronella outdoor candle that mosquitoes hate as much as we hate them.

    Model lighting the candle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These worked great over the summer! They are long-lasting and cover a large area. You can buy with confidence knowing these will keep the bugs away." —Bryan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.28.

    9. A BUG-A-SALT – it offers an alternative to the classic fly swatter by firing a pinch of ordinary table salt at those bugs that just won't quit. Please use with caution, though, and do not point it at people, pets, or nonpest bugs like butterflies, praying mantises, dragonflies, etc.

    gun shown with many dead flies
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    Promising review: "It does exactly what it says. Not only can I get rid of bugs, but I get to have fun doing it! It seems very accurate and will make bugs disappear at 3 feet. My current 'long' shot is 4.5 feet, and it had no problems. I ran out of bugs to get rid of, so I can only report that it works well! I have fired it at almost every surface type in my home, and none of it has been damaged at all." —Jeff & Beth

    Get it from Amazon for $67.

    10. An instant screen door that takes five minutes to install — no tools (or damage to your door frame) required! The hands-free, magnetic auto-close feature automatically shuts the screen every time you walk through it, making it great for kids, pets, and adults with full hands. Now you can let the cool air in while keeping the bugs OUT.

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    Promising review: "We have dogs who like to go in and out all the time in the spring and summer months. Before we had this screen we were getting bombarded by flies and moths and other flying critters. We threw this up and the bugs are gone!! Our dogs quickly got used to the screen and running in and out of it. It looks fairly discreet and it just works. I didn't end up using the sticky tape to secure it to the sides of the house, but it hasn't been less effective because of that. The magnets work all right but I find it easier to just push the screen out of the way when going inside or out.

    This thing has made such a huge different and for the money is absolutely worth trying. We debated about a custom screen 96-inch door that was going to cost a fortune to be made, which would only allow us to keep the door open for air, but then we'd still have issues with the dogs running in and out... this is a much better solution!" —Techno T

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in six sizes).

    11. Some apple cider vinegar for a super simple DIY trap that actually helps rid your kitchen of those fruit flies that really should've offered to help out with rent if they were planning on staying this long.

    Two bottles of the vinegar
    Amazon

    Making a fruit fly trap is ridiculously easy! Pour a little apple cider vinegar into a cup, cover the cup with Saran Wrap, and poke a few holes in it. Soon after, your tiny, unwelcome roommates will be at the bottom of the cup instead of hovering around your sink.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.10.

    12. A bottle of ant bait granules ingeniously designed to take down entire colonies of ants before they can invade your home.

    Model shakes some of the granules out around the perimeter of a house
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    Just shake some out around the perimeter of your home, and you will see how quickly it works! The bait tastes like food and has a delayed reaction so that when a worker ant discovers it, they live long enough to bring it back to share with the queen and the rest of the colony. Sorry, ants.

    Promising review: "No more ants! We've been using Amdro ant bait for years now, and it has never failed. Once we start seeing ants working their way into the house, we spread the granules around the perimeter — if we catch them early enough, we're good for the rest of the summer and rarely need to apply more than once." —KG

    Get it from Amazon for $8.23+ (available in twelve and 24 oz.).

    13. Some liquid ant killer that you can use for ants that have already found their way inside. It attracts the foraging ants who bring some back to nest to eliminate the others you may not even know are in your home.

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    Contains twelve pre-filled, ready-to-use bait stations for you to place near any signs of ants.

    Promising review: "I was sick of ants coming into my house and finding my crumbs. I deployed the Terro liquid ant baits on a Saturday night. By Sunday, a steady trail of ants were coming and going from the ant trap. Clearly, word got out and the ants were excited to get everything back to their homes. I watched as they worked tirelessly to deliver sweet poison to their family back home. I watched and realized how many ants would die. Every time I glanced at the ants marching to and fro from the trap, I thought of how doomed their food scavenging mission was. I thought of their masses dying slow deaths — their old and their young alike. Yes, I was the evil super villain that was destined to eradicate their entire colony. By Tuesday, there were no more ants. Their blood is on my hands. With great power comes great responsibility. I am worse than Thanos. With the snap of the top of a Terro ant bait unit, I eradicated countless ant lives.

    Immensely effective. 5/5 Stars. Obsessed with my newly found villain role and now have a sick hope of attracting a scavenging straggler from another colony so I can do it all over again." —MM

    Get it from Amazon for $13.88.

    14. An electronic insect light for anyone who is just DONE with being covered in itchy, swollen bites every time they want to chill in the yard.

    The light hanging next to a fence
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    Promising review: "I live in Houston. During the summer and hurricane season mosquitoes are impossible to avoid outside. Once you turn it on and it's night time, this mosquito killer goes to work. Every five seconds, all you'll hear is a zap of it killing a mosquito or other flying insect. After a couple of days, I barely noticed any mosquitoes at all. Absolutely works even without the mosquito cartridges that go underneath the light to attract insects. Do not place it near the area you want to relax by. The light will attract the mosquitoes. Avoid leaving it on when it is raining outside as this can burn out the device. It does have live electricity after all. Absolutely recommend it if you have mosquito problems." —Heraldo

    Get it from Amazon for $49.98.

    15. A portable soothing balm to help reduce itching from those bites that JUST WILL NOT GO AWAY.

    Closeup of the stick, showing its size and some features.
    Amazon

    Bring this handy stick everywhere with you! It uses all natural ingredients to provide quick, no-mess relief from bites from mosquitoes, fleas, spiders, bed bugs, fire ants, and more. You can also use it to soothe reactions from poison ivy, chapped skin, sunburn, and other itchy afflictions.

    Promising review: "This stick has saved my skin, literally. Mosquitoes LOVE to bite me and despite layering on spray, they always find a tiny patch of skin to bite. My 7-year-old is the same. We're like mosquito candy. Either way, this stick has saved our skin. I bought it after my daughter had torn open two mosquito bites on her leg and was bleeding everywhere. This arrived quickly and within seconds of applying it she stopped scratching. We didn't need to repeat applications, it just worked. Immediately. My whole family loves it and I've recommended it to friends." —Layla A. Wuthrick

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    16. Some mosquito bits that control larvae population because if they can't breed, they can't feed (on you).

    The container of mosquito bits
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Not one season has gone by without me using these marvelous little mosquito bits. They really do make a difference; it's the difference between wearing shorts and a tank top to water my flowers and having to wear a full-length space suit drenched in citronella." —Jeni Rein

    Get it from Amazon for $14.64.

    17. Some dryer sheets because I recently learned that bees really hate the way they smell and will leave you alone if you keep one in your pocket!

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    Here's the deal: I'm absolutely TERRIFIED of anything even slightly resembling a bee or wasp, but I LOVE eating outside. Predictably, I didn't make it through a single outdoor meal on my porch this summer without jumping out of my chair and flailing around because of a bee invasion. Eventually, I'd had enough. I didn't want to buy anything that would kill them, because bees are really important and also generally non-aggressive if you don't mess with them. When I heard that dryer sheets repel them without harming them, I figured it was worth a try, and it ACTUALLY WORKED! I used coasters to hold them down on the table, and any bees that came anywhere near my porch would quickly make a U-turn and hightail it outta there. "TELL YOUR FRIENDS!" I'd bellow into the cool evening air, and I like to think that they did.

    Promising review: "I prefer sheets to liquid because they are a much better value. You can use the sheets themselves to repel bees. I found this out from a bee keeper when being swarmed. Put a couple in your shirt or pants pocket." —Melody Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

    18. A head net for people who would probably wear an entire hazmat suit every time they went outside if it was socially acceptable. And by people, I mean me.

    Model laying down outside with the net over a baseball cap
    Amazon

    Promising review: "If you have black flies, mosquitoes or hate flying insects, this is for you. For the love of Pete.....black flies were dining on our faces, neck and heads!! I got one bite near my right eye that made me look like I went nine rounds with Mike Tyson. Enough was enough — the sprays, lotions, etc. were only seasoning for the flies. I went inside and immediately purchased these mesh covers. I really like them bc you can wear them over your hats or under — the choice is yours. The 'sun glare' is nonexistent with these mesh nets. You can see everything, everywhere. They are great to wear when you're out kayaking, hiking or doing general housework outside. They are cheap, they do an EXCELLENT job of protecting you and they are worth every dime!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get two from Amazon for $6.99 (available in eight colors).

    19. A camping hammock with a mosquito net so you can actually relax in nature without spending most of the time swatting and STILL ending up covered in itchy, persistent welts. This thing really keeps the creepy crawlies out!

    The hammock strung up between two trees with the mosquito net on top
    Amazon

    The net isn't removable but if you choose not to use it, you can flip it to the underside while in use.

    Promising review: "My husband loves this. He got it for Father’s Day and goes camping nearly every weekend. And where we live, the mosquitoes are huge and horrible, the net really works." —Becky Roswold

    Another promising review: "Keeps them bugs out! Gotta love those mosquitos flying around looking for a way in! Keep trying you bugs, NO ACCESS for YOU!" —Ybp9003

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in two sizes and nine color combos).

    20. A baby mosquito net perfect for strollers, car seats, bassinets and carriers so you can keep your little ones safe from bites and stings without any sprays or harsh chemicals.

    Model baby in a stroller covered with the net
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my 10-week-old when we went camping. This product was great. The size is perfect and we were able to place it over his stroller, bouncer and even the camping chair. It kept the flies and mosquitoes at bay and after four days in the redwoods, he made it home without a single bug bite." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    21. Some window screen repair tape so you don't have to worry about stealthy bugs sneaking in through holes in your screens. No need to spend a lot of money replacing the whole screen!

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    I finally bought this because EVERY TIME I tried to open my bedroom window to let in a cool evening breeze, I got the added bonus of ending up covered in bites while watching an alarming number of mosquitos crash headfirst into my bright laptop screen. NOT TODAY, SATAN! It was super easy to stick this repair tape over the slits and holes in my admittedly very old screen, and now I can keep my window open without inviting all the mosquitos in the neighborhood inside for a midnight snack.

    Promising review: "My screen had tiny holes in it and flies were finding their way through. When I cut a piece of this screen repair it actually stuck to the screen and stopped all the bugs! I had used other products and they always rolled up and fell off! This repair hasn't moved and is still stuck on the screen! Even the sun hasn't dried it out!!! I recommend this tape to all reading this message!!!!" —Maureen D

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two colors).

    22. A super strong lotion with controlled-release technology to keep you protected for up to 12 hours.

    hand applies the lotion
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I didn't want to use lotion because that feels gross to rub chemicals in, but my doctor recommended this to me for a four-day trek on the Inca Trail instead of bug spray, which she said evaporates easily and isn't as effective.

    I didn't get a single bite for four days until I forgot to apply ONCE during the trip to my shins (I rolled up my pants mid-hike and didn't think about it) and within 10 minutes had dozens of mosquito bites. Not using this for 10 minutes was the worst mistake I made that entire trip!" —Catherine S.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in both lotion and spray forms).

    23. A 100% DEET spray if you really need the strong stuff.

    Model with their shirt sleeve rolled up spraying the spray on their forearm
    Amazon

    Promising review: "If there's a biting insect within 20 miles, it finds me! I am an avid camper and hiker so I have tried many, many products. This stuff is the only item I've purchased that's been 100% effective. I also like that Ben's repellent is odor-free. My dog hated the scent of most products I used and it lingered in sleeping bags, tents, etc.

    The only con is that the product is not an aerosol so it's trickier to apply to feet and legs as the pump stops working upside down. I got around that by squirting a dedicated face cloth and using that for application. I'm ordering two more now, I like it so much!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    24. A lemon-eucalyptus spray that is a great, plant-based alternative to DEET. It smells much more pleasant than other bugs sprays, doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy, and repels mosquitoes for up to six hours!

    The spray bottle surrounded by camping gear
    Amazon

    Promising review: "After an endless amount of North Carolina spring/summers searching for a 'safe for the family' repellent, I stumbled upon this. I had ordered a bottle of Skedattle repellent and a three-pack of this because the reviews for both were high and seemed like a sure thing. The three-pack of this was the same price as one bottle of the other. Well, the Skedattle didn't do anything for those freaking mosquitoes, they still swarmed us like we weren't even wearing anything. But this product, OMG! It actually worked, and not only did it just work, it worked GREAT! I tried a few different trips with this stuff on, and the kids use it every time they go out, and we hadn't had a single bite with it on. I will say though, it has a VERY strong smell, and you definitely want to make sure you reapply this as needed, but other than that, it's a great product. I won't use any other spray from now on." —Will M.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.43.

    25. An insect repellent made with picaridin instead of DEET that repels mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies — all without leaving behind a gross bug spray smell.

    Model putting some of the lotion on their hand
    Amazon

    While picaridin isn't always quite as effective as DEET against mosquitos, it is still a great alternative for anyone who hates the smell and texture of other sprays and lotions.

    Promising review: "This is the absolute best bug repellent out there. My four-year-old son is severely allergic to mosquito bites. When he does get bit, they swell to the size of a half dollar, get hard and hot and often turn into a staph infection. Every summer he was getting antibiotic prescriptions and I was starting to get seriously worried. We tried so many bug sprays but they just didn't work. My sweet baby is just irresistible. I took him to an allergist and he recommended Sawyer Picaridin. I have been so happy with this bug repellent. Since using this bug spray, we haven't had to deal with a single bug bite and no more antibiotics!!" —Sarah R.

    Get it on Amazon: the lotion for $8.95+ and the spray for $7.50+ (both available in multiple sizes, and the spray's available as either a pump or an aerosol).

    26. A DEET-free bug repellent made from essential oils that also doubles as a skin moisturizer. It uses ingredients like citronella, lemongrass, aloe vera, and more to ward off the pesky bugs while keeping your skin soft and nourished.

    The repellent in its bottle
    Garner's Garden

    Garner's Garden is a Black-owned brand that focuses on natural personal care products, ranging from facial, body, hair, and oral care.

    Promising review: "I use this everyday, twice a day. It hydrates my skin very well, smells great and the flying pests hate it 😄 I love it!, the mosquitoes literally try to land on my skin then fly away LOL. TAKE MY MONEY." —Lee L.

    Get it from Garner's Garden for $12.99.

    27. A 50-pack of repellent bracelets that are great for people who hate using sprays and lotions but still want protection. They're waterproof, use natural oils instead of DEET, and can be reused for up to 200 hours!

    Bright blue telephone wire-like bracelet in an individual package
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My grandbaby really suffers and is allergic to some insects, especially mosquitoes, when they come to visit in the summer. These bracelets work very well. She likes them, even at 2 years old she thinks she's a big girl with jewelry." —LaDona Pinkard

    Get a 50-pack of bracelets from Amazon for $39.95.

    If you want to start with a small commitment to repellent bracelets, you can get a twelve-pack for $12.99 instead.

    28. Some cockroach gel – they work quickly to take down the entire colony. If you have tried everything and are at the point of giving up (or moving out), try this first!

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    Promising review: "Wow, I mean wow. I live in a typical East Coast low-rent apartment. The roaches I had were unapologetic. My kitchen was a roach playground. It was so bad, I saw them in my dinner. I stopped cooking because they were raining from the ceiling. I would sleep on my bed and roaches would crawl into bed with me. I stopped carrying purses because roaches would follow me. Enough was enough. I talked to a cab driver who recommended this to me. I decided to buy it on the spot. When my order arrived, I thought it was weird at first. I didn't understand why i had to use syringes. But once I figured it out, I used the four corner method in ever room of my place. When I tell you roaches were dying, no bug spray could ever do what this stuff did. I have never seen so many bugs in my life. After they all died (it took three days). I haven't seen a roach ever since. It's been three months now." —The Official Product Junkie

    Get it from Amazon for $29.53.

    29. A cool hanging citronella incense coil that repels mosquitoes while still being stylish!

    The hanging coils in two different sizes and colors
    Fredericks and Mae

    Fredericks & Mae is a queer-owned design studio that focuses on the art of connecting through gifts. Since 2007, they have been offering a variety of everything from beautiful crafted home decor pieces to games and self-care items.

    Get it from Fredericks and Mae for $18+ (available in two sizes).

    30. Some flea and tick spray in case your beloved pets try to bring some tiny new friends inside with them. You know, the kind of new friends who love to snack on not just your pets, but you as well! The kind of new friends who leave behind itchy bumps and rashes? You bet! The kind of new friends who LOVE to lay like 50 eggs in a day? Those are the ones! GET RID OF THEM BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

    The spray bottle
    Amazon

    This spray also kills bed bugs, which makes me love it even more. Note that you should NOT spray this directly onto pets.

    Promising review: "My outdoor dogs got fleas which led to my indoor cats getting fleas, which led to an infestation. I had pest control come out, I bought a spray at Walmart, I took my pets to the vet for treatment, I gave my pets flea baths once a week, I vacuumed twice a day. Constantly doing laungry, changing sheets and pillow cases. They were still everywhere. I had to pick them off of my children daily, they were getting 30-50 bites. I wanted to cry from frustration, I hated my home. Well I got this spray because I was willing to try anything and everything until something worked and this did work!! I have not been so happy with something in a long time. I can actually enjoy my house again. It's been almost two weeks since I've used this product and I have not had to pick any fleas off my children since, nor have they had any bites. This really saved my sanity." —MAC

    Get it from Amazon for $12.47.

    31. A hypoallergenic mattress cover to keep the most vile creatures known to humans from taking up residence in your bed. That's right, I'm talking about... bedbugs.

    Wayfair

    I don't let a mattress near my front door without one of these. If you've dealt with bedbugs and have lived to tell the tale, you already know what's at stake. If you haven't dealt with bedbugs before, let me just say it is MUCH better to be safe than sorry.

    Also, it's waterproof and stain-resistant so that your mattress is protected from lesser evils as well!

    Promising review: "I recently moved from a place that was infested with bugs. I had my mattress moved with this cover on so that it wouldn’t damage my mattress. It’s great quality, especially for such a great price. I easily washed it and put it back on after I moved. Super comfortable too. I haven’t seen a bug since! Super happy with this purchase! Definitely recommend!" —Min

    Get it from Wayfair for $32.99+ (available in six sizes).

    32. Some sticky traps to help keep your houseplants free of obnoxious gnats, fruit flies, and other flying insects.

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    Promising review: "I just received these yesterday and put them up. Overnight they are already collecting the fungus gnats that have been driving us crazy! If this keeps up we should be rid of these little 'nose pests' soon! I was careful while putting them on the sticks but still managed to get some of the sticky residue on my fingers. All I did was wash it off with Dawn and it came right off. With having pets in the house, I'm glad to know these are a safe product." —Lois L. Meyer

    Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $5.09.

    33. A bug remover designed to quickly and easily remove the bug carcasses on your windshield, grille, and side mirrors *without* leaving behind streaks or a greasy film.

    Reviewer before and after photo showing how the cleaner removed all of the bug carcasses from their side mirror
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    No more struggling to scrape the guts off your car! Plus, this cleaner can be used on the inside and outside of your vehicle without damaging it or leaving behind any strong odors.

    Promising review: "We had gone on a 30-hour round trip road trip from Fort Worth to Phoenix...in the summer heat! When I got back, the bugs were absolutely baked on! I tried the car wash, I tried microfiber cloths and WD-40, and I even started using a Mr. Clean sponge. But then I thought better of it and looked on Amazon and found this! With all the above mentioned things I had already put over an hour into trying to get the bugs off! I sprayed this on and two minutes later and with a microfiber sponge, all the bugs are gone!!!! Absolutely sold and sharing this on my Facebook page because in Texas the bugs bake on like nothing you've ever seen!!!" —Jenn Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    34. A stylish mosquito net for your bed so you can sleep in peace knowing you won't have any surprise bites in the morning. Plus, it makes your bed look AMAZING.

    The net hanging over a bed
    amazon.com

    This net is big enough to fit all sizes of beds from king to single. It even comes with a loop to hang a night light or fan from so that you don't have to leave your safe haven once you're inside! But if you do have to get out, there are openings on either side of the bed for easy access.

    Promising review: "We ordered this mosquito net right after Hurricane Irma hit Puerto Rico. We could not have imagined that a second hurricane would hit our island right after, leaving us without electrical power and exposed to a big insect invasion. The net has worked perfectly and kept us safe and mosquito-free up till now, three months and still going. We just got two more for our children's bedrooms, they will be visiting soon. We recommend this product 100%, it is made with good material and no toxic or plastic smell. Delivery was fast and secure. We made a good choice. Thank you." —VVV

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

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