Does Windex Kill Pests?


Does Windex Kill Pests

We’re all for items around your home that can do double duty. Essential oils that also deter certain insects? Great idea! Plants that can keep rodents away? Try it. A trick you might have seen around the internet is using Windex to kill pests. Does it work?

Does Windex Kill Pests?

The answer: maybe. If you spray a lone ant, yes, the Windex will drown the little guy and kill him. It’s not as much about the chemical in the cleaning solution as the pressure and liquid that takes care of the single problem.

If you’re in the middle of cleaning with Windex, go ahead and use it. It’s just as effective as if you were to squish the bug with a tissue you have on-hand. However, there is no need to keep the cleaning solution closeby to get pests when you see them.

Remember, using Windex to kill one pest doesn’t take care of your problem. For example, if you have ants, they’ll keep on coming. You’ll need to use a different pest control method, whether calling a professional like Green Pest Solutions or using proper chemicals.

Natural Pest Solutions

Diatomaceous earth: Completely natural this mineral is safe for use around your family and pets but is poisonous to many types of insects. This mineral is made of ground-up fossil pieces that pierce pests’ exoskeletons upon contact and cause them to dehydrate. Just sprinkle the powder in the areas in which ants have appeared.

Essential oil spray: Some essential oils naturally repel insects, especially those that are fragrant, like eucalyptus oil, lemon, tea tree oil, lavender, and peppermint. Create a spray yourself by combining 10 drops of essential oils with a cup of water.

Call Green Pest Solutions for Pest Control Help.

At Green Pest Solutions, we use a system that protects against harmful pests, seals off all entranceways, and leaves the pests that are good for the environment both alive and outside of the home. Known as the Green Band Protection System, this strategy of pest protection is very effective at keeping pests away. Contact us today at 877-636-9469 to learn more about our pest control services.