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    13 Products For Anyone Who Can Not Stand Bugs In Their Home

    Mosquitoes, gnats, and ants don't stand a chance against these products.

    1. A pack of two ready-to-use fruit fly traps for luring and killing the fruit flies trying to take over your home. And each trap lasts for up to 45 days!

    reviewer image of the apple-shaped fruit fly trap
    reviewer image of the trap open to reveal dead fruit flies inside

    Promising review: “A miracle worker! I bought at least seven different types of products trying to destroy an army of fruit flies. This is freaking awesome stuff! I seriously am beyond thankful that this product works.” —JMC 

    Get two traps from Amazon for $5.89.

    2. A pack of two door draft stoppers with adhesive strips that make for easy install. No more creepy crawlers making their way into your home since their entrance is now closed off.

    close up reviewer image of a wide gap between the bottom of a white door and the floor beneath
    close up of the same door but with a white suptike door draft stopper installed at the bottom gap

    Promising review: "I originally bought these to keep crickets out of my house, because I have large gaps under both of my doors and a cricket problem in my yard. But after installing them (which was super easy), I realized that they were keeping my house cool during the day and keeping the cold air out at night." —Betty

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

    3. A pack of houseplant sticky traps to help you get rid of those annoying gnats calling your monstera and fiddle-leaf figs home. Just stick a stack in the soil, and let the nontoxic traps do what they do (trap).

    Promising review: "A simple and perfect solution to all those dang gnats, bugs, and flies that gravitate to my plant babies. Easy to put together and very sticky. You will be amazed by how quickly it works. After the first one or two I used, I saw a MAJOR decrease in buggies! Highly recommend. Great value and efficient." —Tori S Nunnally

    Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $6.75.

    4. Window screen repair tape because little flying pests are finding their way in through the tears in your screens. This triple-layered tape is waterproof so you don't have to worry about it peeling in the rain. 

    A roll of the screen repair tape
    Reviewer image of the tape on a broken screen

    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).

    5. An easy-to-use bug catcher whose bristles will safely collect the offending party. No more trying to catch a bug with a cup and piece of paper! Easily nab the critter then release it outside.

    My Critter Catcher is a small biz ensuring you have an easy and non-toxic way to rid your home of pests.

    Promising review: "I love this thing. I live in a forest area and we got some mammoth spiders who like to come inside, especially in the fall. I've caught tons of those critters with this catcher. Sometimes it takes a minute and they escape, depending on the spider, but I have usually triumphed and escorted their little butts right out the door. It's also good for catching those big mosquitos. Highly recommend!" —Maggie T

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95+ (available in three colors).

    6. A garbage guard if you've ever opened your trash can and were welcomed by a host of pests. These not only kill insects, but they also prevent future infestations. And don't worry, it's completely odorless (though I can't say that about your trash).

    image of reviewer's hand placing guard on trash can
    Reviewer shows garbage guard shielding lid from big flies on their trash can

    Promising review: "I've got an outdoor can, the kind with that the mechanical arm on the garbage truck picks up and tips over, with the lid opening by gravity. Placed this on the inside of the lid near the hinge to lessen the chances of it being scraped off during emptying and no flies/maggots! There's no apparent odor, it just seems to put a big hurt on the fly party that used to be my trash can (litter box contents, remnants of meat, etc.)." —Michael E. Bradley

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    7. A bottle of ant bait granules you just shake around the perimeter of your home to create a barrier that'll keep ants outside. It works by tricking ants into believing the granules are food, so they carry them back to their colonies where they eat them and, well, die.

    Model shakes some of the granules out around the perimeter of a house
    reviewer image of a bottle cap full of ant bait granules that have attracted a lot of 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 $14.27.

    8. A foam gap sealant to close up any small spaces pests can crawl or fly through. Once applied, it'll expand up to one inch wide.

    model's hand applying foam sealant around a gap
    reviewer image of the foam sealant sealing the gap between wall and floor

    Promising review: "This is very useful for closing up small holes. We had lots of water bugs and they basically stopped after we used the foam." —A

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    9. A pack of six nontoxic moth traps because the alternative (watching them all live out Icarus' tragedy) is just a little too dramatique. Even for you. These traps have pheromones that attract moths, so all you have to do is lay them out, and let them do the work.

    Promising review: "When I say these work fast, I mean it. I got these in hopes of killing my pantry moth problem once and for all. As soon as I set these traps out a SWARM of moths came out from who knows where. I felt like I was in The Birds, it was that intense. After my momentary panic I was shocked to find that the moths went straight to the traps and got themselves stuck and within a few hours the kitchen was eerily free of moths. Don’t let the price scare you, this stuff works and works well!" —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    10. Non-toxic adhesive window fly traps that'll catch flies before they ever get a chance to flit inside. Plus, it's water- and weather-resistant so come rain or shine, you know your home will still be fly-free. These also work on mosquitoes, gnats and most other flying insects.

    Several flies stuck on strip hidden behind curtain in reviewer photo
    Dozens of flies on one clear sticky strip placed on reviewer's window

    Promising review: "Gross yet effective. We live in the country with animals so we have lots of flies. I did not want to hang a fly trap but caved when I saw this. I feel it’s not as noticeable as others and is easy to hide and works very well. Easy to hang and does not leave a sticky residue when removed." —Tina

    Get a pack of 12 pieces from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. An ultrasonic pest repeller because all you have to do is plug in this safe-to-use repeller and you can say buh-bye to the insects and rodents trying to permanently move into your home. It covers up to 1,200 square feet!

    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 a two-pack from Amazon for $22.94.

    12. A pack of two extendable window screens you can easily install vertically or horizontally so you can open your windows without worrying about all the mosquitoes outside planning a blood heist.

    reviewer image of a screen in an open window
    close up of the same screen to show its weather-stripping

    Promising review: "These are well-made and sturdy. The bonus is that the weather stripping also keeps the tiniest bugs from sliding in between the window frame and the screen. Now this is a quality product!" —Dale C Ludi

    Get it from Amazon for $41.89.

    13. A UV light trap sure to attract all kinds of flying insects so they're not buzzing around you and your home. Even better? It doesn't ZAP! Mosquitoes, gnats, and fruit flies are sucked into the device where a sticky trap awaits them at the bottom.

    reviewer image of the UV light trap
    reviewer image of the sticky trap covered in small flying insects

    Just so you're aware, this doesn't kill bugs — it just traps them! Place it near a garbage bin, plants, or fruit for best results.

    Promising review: "This thing works. I have the unfortunate problem of living in an area where there are a lot of mosquitoes. I bought this because there is a cloud of mosquitoes outside my door every morning and some of them seem to make their way inside my apartment whenever I open the door. So I really bought this trap out of desperation. I had tried pretty much every (unsuccessful) way to get rid of mosquitoes that I could find online, but eventually decided to try this trap. The mosquitoes fly toward the UV light and get sucked into the trap from the fan. Once they're in, they get stuck on the sticky trap part. I love it and am so glad I bought this!" —Snow

    Get it from Amazon for $55.74.

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.