The decision to live alone for the first time comes with lots of different questions and concerns about not having anyone to share your home with, but chief among these is the startling fact that your new place could have a bug in it. Here’s a few steps on how to deal with that daunting possibility:
Stock up on Raid.
Raid is your first line of defense when it comes to living by yourself in a place that could have a bug at literally any time. You can’t necessarily rid your home of bugs completely, but you can be prepared for it when it happens. Just aim well before you close your eyes while spraying it! This is still better than living with a roommate.
Adopt a cat.
Cats are cuddly creatures to have around when you’re lonely, but they’re also deadly predators who kill and eat bugs! So if the only thing that’s holding you back from getting your own place is the fact that there could be a bug somewhere in it at any point in time, then a cat is the must-have pet for you. But be warned: A cat might not kill the bug. You may need additional assistance.
Have lots of friends over, and often.
It definitely helps if you have company at your apartment as much as possible, but also make sure that these people are fearless when it comes to the bug. It also doesn’t hurt to ask them if they can bring a couple big books, rolled up magazines, or combat boots with them as well! Ask them to stay the night, even. Make them breakfast. Anything to kill the bug.
Hire an exterminator to come every day.
This option is definitely pricey, but money shouldn’t be an object when it comes to maintaining your peace of mind and a bug-free home. Exterminating your house every single day is the only surefire way to make sure that there will never, ever be a bug in your home that you have to deal with, and it might be a good idea to write it into your monthly budget (your landlord definitely won’t pay for this, but it will be nice to fill in the lonely moments of living alone).
So if you’re ready to live alone, but you’re still not sure what to do when it comes to maybe having a bug in your home, then follow these tips to ensure you’ll never have to deal with that happening, ever. Enjoy your very own bug-free home!