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Old 07-18-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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I haven't had any pests yet, thank god, (just a couple of stray buggers here and there), but I was wondering if anyone can give me advice.

You know how some buildings are in the South End/Back Bay/ and Fens areas?? With "garden level" studios and you're not techinically in the basement but your windows look out past shrubbery and onto the sidewalk? Well I just moved into one of those, and since my windows are so close to the dirt/garden, I wanted to know what protective measures (pest control, sprays, etc.) I can take to ensure nothing gets in through the windows. Everything is fine now, but I want to be safe. Also, do more pests appear in the winter or now in the summertime?

Thanks!
J
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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But do I have to pay him or do I talk to my landlord about it??
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:38 AM
 
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there's a product that I can never spell correctly, but it's called diactemous earth (come on, someone out there knows what I'm talking about!) that is supposedly very good at killing bugs by suffocating them. boric powder apparently works in the same way, AFAIK. just sprinkle it right outside your window or even inside if you don't have any pets or kids. there are sprays that can be sprayed on surfaces and that supposedly keep bugs away, but my experience w/ them have been mixed. one thing I would suggest is to keep plants away from the windows since these can attract bugs inside
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:37 AM
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Having good window screens should take care of most of your problem. I also think that if you spray your screens with a peppermint or lavender scent, that will make your window area unappealing to the bugs. Eucalyptus, garlic and mothballs are other scents that bugs don't like.
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