8 Common Household Bugs & How to Get Rid of Them (PHOTOS)

cockroach Is there anything worse than not knowing how to get rid of the bugs you find when you're spring cleaning?! Be it roaches or spiders or even ladybugs, springtime is when they all seem to come out of hiding. This isn't just an annoying discovery, it's super-gross and can be dangerous in terms of keeping your home sanitary. 

We've rounded up 8 of the most infamous households pests. Some are dangerous, others are gross, and some, you might argue, aren't pests at all! You can always enlist the help of a professional exterminator when it comes to getting rid of household pests. But that can be super-costly. Let us help you with some quick, easy, and cheap ways to banish those bugs once and for all! 

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If you're worried that all these methods will involve heavy-duty and potentially dangerous toxins, don't be! There are several all-natural alternatives, which we'll discuss. Plus, for the most part, with all unwanted household critters, there is a surefire and easy way to keep the bugs out that involves no pesticides: Prevention. That's the key to keeping the bugs gone. This means keeping a relatively clean house, always cleaning your counters, and managing your trash responsibly. That's half of the buggy battle.

Have you ever had a problem with bugs in your house?

 

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