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Naomi from Vail, Arizona writes

I am looking for a general treatment for spiders and other normal household bugs that I can spray once a month.

I just purchased a new home and do not want to have hire a pest control company to spray monthly. I live in Arizona where we have a tendency for scorpions, spiders, black widows, ants, etc. What is a good general chemical that I could spray around the outside of the house once a month that would help to prevent pests from entering into the house? I am not sure what the pros use when they spray.


Demon WP would be a great choice for all of the pests you mentioned and is one of the top choices for professionals when those hard to kill insects are the target. The only downside to Demon WP is that it could potentially leave a white powdery residue on dark surfaces. If this is a concern for you, another top contender is Cy-Kick CS. You should not solely rely on pesticides to keep insects at bay. You should also do your part by making your property less favorable to spiders and scorpions. Please take a few minutes to read our article Integrated Pest Management to learn more.

Answer last updated on: 10/20/2011

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