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Bob from Fairless Hills, Pa 19030 writes,

What is a general recommendation for a program/steps to minimize/eliminate spiders, ants and insects in a home?

My wife and I purchased a renovated home in June 2014. Typical two story colonial with a basement and crawlspace just Northeast of Philadelphia. We've seen a few ants and spiders as we've moved into the Fall season. Is there a DIY suggested program to apply to the house to protect it from insects and to eliminate those that may be starting to come inside?


Using Talstar P would be a great option for outdoor perimeter and indoor control. Talstar P is labeled for over 75 types of insects and will leave a 90 day residual inside the home and 30 day residual outside the home.  In a hand pump sprayer, mix .33-1 fl oz of Talstar with 1 gallon of water. Spray 2-3ft up the foundation and 2-3ft out from the foundation focusing on entry points to the home (window frames, window sills, door entries, cracks in foundation, etc) . Inside the home, spray Talstar as a crack and crevice treament along baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, attics and eaves, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, furnaces, stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas.

Answer last updated on: 10/21/2014

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