Summer Is Bug Season, but TikTok Just Taught Us a Nifty Trick for Trapping Them

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Dasha Burobina for PureWow

Things we love about summer: alfresco dining, water sports, ice cream cones. Things we dislike: summer pests, to start. As soon as it begins to feel like a greenhouse outside, our home becomes an Insect Inn, with unwanted guests like gnats, fruit flies and mosquitoes constantly checking in. Thankfully, TikTok has the answer to all our creepy-crawly woes. Bonus: It’s both people- and pet-friendly when used as directed. Introducing the Raid Essentials Flying Insect Light Trap—a nifty gadget that we noticed influencers on our For You Page kept raving about.

As you can see from the video above, it’s as easy as plug in and let the Light Trap do the rest. Even if you have little kids, the Light Trap is insecticide-free.

Like @kymmybaby, we noticed the mosquitoes moving in once summer temps started climbing, but the Raid Essentials Flying Insect Light Trap offers 24/7 continuous protection and can be used in a number of home areas, like the kitchen, hallway or by the front door.

This TikTok hack has us ditching the sprays and picking up the Light Trap instead. And like Chancè of the @hindirlanefamily mentioned, the plug-in blends in seamlessly with your home and doesn’t use up any counter or floor space.

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Raid Essentials Flying Insect Light Trap


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