Tennis Balls Stop the Creepy Crawlers – On the House

Tennis Balls Stop the Creepy Crawlers

By on April 29, 2014

Major Walter C. Wingfield invented tennis in Great Britain in 1873. Today it’s a very popular game worldwide. We Careys long have pondered what to do with a tennis ball once it’s lost its usefulness on the courts.

Here’s yet another of our many uses. This one keeps crawling insects from entering your home through drains set in concrete basement floors. Remove the cover and drop an old tennis ball in the neck flange.

Replace the cover and it’ll block the drain pipe until water enters. Then the tennis ball will float, allowing the water to drain. It will re-settle into position over the pipe once it’s gone. In tennis “love” means zero, which is exactly how many crawling basement insects you will have if you take our loving advice.

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