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Killing bugs but not my cat

SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as DohaerisRegistered User, ClubPA regular
edited April 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
I've got a window AC unit on the second floor of our house because our central air sucks in my room. We just installed it a few weeks ago and as it's been warming up the bugs have discovered that it is a wonderous portal into my home to feast upon my flesh. I've setup a fly strip on my light fixture and it's been pretty effective but I'm still noticing a ton of the little bastards. I've duct taped the sides of the AC up as best as I can but I'm still seeing lots of the fuckers. I also have a cat, meaning I can't really hang fly strips directly in front of the AC unit or he'll get stuck up in them and that would be no good.

Any ideas for eliminating the bugs, while staying cool, while not killing my cat?

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    SniperGuy wrote:
    I've got a window AC unit on the second floor of our house because our central air sucks in my room. We just installed it a few weeks ago and as it's been warming up the bugs have discovered that it is a wonderous portal into my home to feast upon my flesh. I've setup a fly strip on my light fixture and it's been pretty effective but I'm still noticing a ton of the little bastards. I've duct taped the sides of the AC up as best as I can but I'm still seeing lots of the fuckers. I also have a cat, meaning I can't really hang fly strips directly in front of the AC unit or he'll get stuck up in them and that would be no good.

    Any ideas for eliminating the bugs, while staying cool, while not killing my cat?

    Surface spray? It's quite effective outdoors on windows, since it won't get rained on directly.

    Dis' wrote: »
    Cancer is when cells stop letting the body mooch off their hard work - clearly a community of like-minded cells should isolate themselves and do the best job each can do, even if the rest of the body collapses!
  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Like bug repellent spray? Hrm. That could help I suppose. Window is on the 2nd floor though, so spraying the outside would be...an adventure. Definitely one thing to try though.

  • DjeetDjeet Registered User regular
    A window unit AC installation should not be allowing bugs in. Seal any voids with silicone\acrylic caulk and they shouldn't be able to get in.

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