This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Zevo. The opinions and text are all mine.
This year, one of my goals is to be a better friend, which means, for me, having people over more. This holiday season, I loved having the opportunity to host our families and make Christmas memorable. And now, looking forward, I’m feeling so much motivation to welcome friends into our home as well in 2019.
It’s my mission to cultivate a home that’s cozy and comfortable, and it’s a job I enjoy. I try to keep it neat (or as neat as possible with two littles), to make it personal and warm, and to be able to offer food and drinks.
One of my drawbacks? Sometimes we also get other visitors in our house.
I mean the crawling or flying kind.
We’ve seen the range of insects in our house – ants, bees, stink bugs, spiders, spider crickets, ladybugs, some kind of black and red bug we have yet to identify (that’s not a ladybug).
This mom is not a fan of any of the above. Plus it is fairly cringe-worthy to brush ants away while you’re setting out snacks for your kids on a playdate.
Then again, how to get rid of bugs is another story. Most sprays have harsh chemicals, and leave a cloud of smell behind that I don’t want my own family breathing in, much less my houseguests.
Let’s talk safer home insect control.
I’m happy to partner with Zevo in this post to share their indoor bug sprays. They have four varieties: crawling, flying, stinging, and multi-insect, and they’re all made without butane, propane, or synthetic pyrethroid commonly used in bug sprays.
The sprays are safe for kids, as well as pets, because they target a nervous system receptor that’s only active in insects. And again, the scents they leave behind are lighter and not as stinky as regular bug sprays so I don’t feel like we need to empty the room until it clears. As a mom, I also appreciate that the bottles also include safety caps, just in case, so little fingers don’t have easy access to the contents.
Spray in any room that bugs like to invade – like the kitchen, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, or basements. Use them on hard surfaces, like walls, floors, counters, or tables. After you spray, wipe the surface clean.
From using it myself, I’ve noticed two things: it works, and it has a scent that lingers for a while, but it isn’t heavy and doesn’t smell like straight chemicals. Use it as directed, with a spray or two where you find the bug/s. Although it’s made with essential oils (like cinnamon oil, lemongrass oil, geraniol), it’s not meant to be an air freshener.
Finally, yes, my kids noticed the smell at first, but not for long. We were back and playing in the room not long after I sprayed.
Zevo offers a safer alternative to traditional chemical-laden bug sprays, and I appreciate that as a mom and host. How often do you host at home? Do you get insect invaders?
Learn more about Zevo sprays at ZevoInsect.com. This blog post is sponsored by Zevo Insect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.