The Most Common Pests in Your State (And How We Can Help)

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Fighting a wave of tiny invaders? You’re totally not alone. Wherever you are in the country, it’s pretty much impossible to keep household pests away forever—no matter how much you clean, spray, or trap. Life finds a way! The difference between stressing and keeping calm when creepy crawlies inevitably show up? Having a safe course of action when you see that line of ants or handful of scuttling bugs when you flip the light switch. That’s where we come in—Aunt Fannie’s non-toxic, food-based pest control products effectively remove the most common household pests and keep them from taking over your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room—and won’t disrupt your home’s microbiome while they work. Here’s what you’re most likely to find, and the remedy we’ve created to banish the bugs that are bugging you:

In the Pacific Northwest, and the mid-Atlantic, you’re most likely to be antagonized by ants. 

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You’ve probably tried a few DIY remedies to remove the line of tough little workers (from a sprinkle of cinnamon to lemon juice) but still find them on your cutting boards and forming a line to the trash. Enter our Ant Remedy

Made using safe, microbiomic ingredients, this ruthlessly effective spray is miles more effective that those sticky papers covered in who-knows-what kind of poison. Spray Ant Remedy on surfaces under sinks, in cabinet corners, and behind appliances—and sprinkle our Perimeter Pest Powder in the cracks and crevices where ants are crawling in and out of the house for a truly natural solution that actually works.

In the California, Nevada, and the deep south, roaches are a real nuisance. Cockroaches are cold-blooded creatures that cannot regulate their own body temperature, so the warm, cozy, Hygge vibes in your home are the perfect respite for these gross guys on cold nights. Our Roach Remedy is made with food-based ingredients that get rid of roaches without chem-bombing your home in conventional pesticides.

Mosquito Wipes Open Square

If summer’s humid where you live (we’re looking at you, Texas, North Dakota, Florida, and Louisiana) mosquitos are a major bummer. Our take-everywhere Mosquito Wipes are DEET free, non-toxic, and safe for kids over 6 months. These easy-to-use wipes are a golden ticket to skipping the itchiness and staying outside all summer long.

All around the country, from Montana and Minnesota to Maine and New Mexico, the spider struggle is real. Two out of every three American houses are home to arachnids of all shapes, colors, and sizes. While it’s important to remember that the presence of spiders in your home actually means you’re seeing fewer of other pesky pests like mosquitos, earwigs, and moths—in fact, every spider you see in your house means 2,000 fewer bugs over the course of a year!—there are certainly places in your home where you’d rather not see those eight-legged friends. Our Perimeter Pest Powder can be sprinkled outside windows, doors and baseboards to serve as an effective barrier if prefer the peace of mind of a critter-free space.

flypunch frontNo matter where you live, fruit flies are likely a pesky problem year round, especially if you’re eating healthy (think fresh fruit and veggies). One mama fruit fly can lay up to 500 eggs at a time. No thank you! Our food-safe FlyPunch! Fruit Fly DiveJars eliminate fruit fly problems better than anything else… 544% better, according to independent university research. Simply pop open a jar, set it on the counter near your fruit bowl,  and see the problem disappear!

Dealing with other pests that fall outside the “norm” where you live? Reach for our All-Purpose Pest Remedy to go after a whole host of other beasties that are treating your house as a vacation home!

Unlike the chemical-laden sprays and traps from the other guys, our products are safe for use around kids, pets, and food, which means they can be used in your daily cleaning routines to keep you one step ahead of those crafty critters.