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It's that time of year when some of us find the bug situation in Israel a little overwhelming.
It's a hot climate, and many places in the country are muggy. And you know what? That means bugs love this country! So much! All kinds of creepy-crawly things that we desperately want to keep out of our homes are just hiding away, waiting for their chance to take over.
It is really really hard to keep our Israeli homes bug-free but I thought maybe I could help a bit, after having lived through several traumatic bug infestations in my house.
Here are some of the most useful products I've found:
Sticky boards you hang up to catch flying bugs. I buy them at Max Stock in a pack of 10 or so (they are sticky on both sides) for about 10/11 NIS. Or you can buy them from eBay here!
Pantry Pest/Moth Traps - these are a must for every pantry. Stop an infestation quickly if you have these in the pantry already! Click here to shop for them on eBay!
Cockroach Gel - Advion Gel is the best one out there. It works. So much better than anything else, and it's fume-free. Just put out a few dots about 4 times a year. It's the best. Click here to shop for this on eBay!
Ants. We know how quickly they can take over! The simplest and least toxic solution is Terro. Unfortunately, I have NEVER found it or similar for sale in Israel. So glad it's available on eBay too! Click here to find it on eBay!
That usually takes care of our issues!
If we find a cricket, we try to catch it and release it back outside. Same with spiders and geckos. But if you prefer, you can buy sticky traps and put them in the corners of your house to catch any random bug that finds itself there. They are non-toxic, so that's my preference. Here are some simple glue traps that are inexpensive.
I hope this post helps you!