How to Get Rid of Kissing Bugs at Home with Natural Home Remedies
Kissing bugs should be dealt with quickly due to the risks of Chagas Disease. Here are our top suggestions to deal with a kissing bug infestation at home.
1. Set up an Indoor Bug Zapper
Kissing bugs are hard to get rid of as they hide themselves in dark sheltered spots during the day. Fortunately, they are attracted to light so an indoor bug zapper can help you get rid of kissing bugs at home with minimal effort.
Place the bug zapper near areas where kissing bugs are likely to frequent. Kissing bugs may also be found close to areas where your pets like to hang out. It may take a couple of tries before you find the sweet spot.
2. Clean up Wood & Rock Piles
Wood and rock piles make great shelters for kissing bugs. Look around your backyard and clean up any piles of wood or rocks that are up against your home. The same goes for brush piles.
3. Sprinkle Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth
The effects aren’t immediate but food-grade diatomaceous earth may help you get rid of kissing bugs. Sprinkle the white powder along areas where the kissing bugs are likely to hide. The food-grade version of this natural powder is safe for pets and children.
4. Seal up Windows & Doors
Prevention is the most effective way of handling any pest infestation. Check your doors, windows, and walls for any gaps that the bugs may enter from. Materials like weather-stripping are inexpensive and effective at covering gaps along doors and windows.