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How to protect yourself and home from summer insects

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- With all this warmer weather, you'll be spending more time outside and so will the bugs. Home Depot's Scott Krueger and Joe Autry took two different approaches to pest control.

Krueger says you need to make sure you use the right kind of long term chemical repellant in the right place. He says now is the time to spread Grub-Ex on your lawn. That will prevent beetles from developing. Moles love to eat beetles, so this should also keep moles from moving in. Grub-Ex should be applied with a spreader.

Amilro is an outdoor ant spray. Krueger also recommends Bug Be Gone, which protect against 150 types of insects. All three types of chemical sprays should last three months. As soon as they are dry, Krueger says it's safe for pets and children to be around the areas that were sprayed.

For indoor insect control, Krueger recommends Home Defense by Ortho. You can spray it in corners and along windows. You can also spray it around the foundation of your house to prevent bugs from getting in. You need to spray every month.

For mosquitos, Krueger recommends using Mosquito Dunks. All you have to do is drop the dunk in standing water and it will dissolve and kill mosquito eggs.

If you're planning a party, you can do even more to make sure your guest are comfortable. Joe Autry says you can use foggers a day before the party or you can use a spray that hooks up to a hose like Cutter Backyard Bug control. There are also eco-friendly sprays.

Joe Autry says you can also use personal repellents. There are sprays, and he says they are getting better every year. You can also use a clip on bug repellant. Tiki torches and candles are also an option. Autry says there is now even a solar-powered bug zapping light.

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