4 Tips For Keeping Your House Free Of Bugs

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4 Tips For Keeping Your House Free Of Bugs

4 Tips For Keeping Your House Free Of Bugs

10 November 2016
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No homeowner wants bugs in their house. It can be frustrating to have pests in your house and not know how to get rid of them. Luckily there are some things that you can do to prevent bugs from getting into your house. Here are some things you should know about protecting your house from pests.

1. Seal All Entries

Bugs have to get into the house somehow, so if you can seal the house, it is more likely that you are going to avoid problems. Many times the windows and doors in your house will let in small traces of air, dirt, and bugs. You can solve this problem by resealing the areas with weather stripping or replacing the windows. You should be going through the house at the beginning of every season to make sure that the entryways are still properly sealed.

2. Keep Your Food Sealed

You can attract bugs into your house by having food out. Your pantry is a heaven for bugs when you have food that isn't sealed. For instance, if you have cereal boxes that aren't closed or flour and sugar bags out, you can expect that eventually the bugs will get to it. This is why many people invest in containers that can be sealed—these containers will not only keep your food fresh for a longer period of time, but they will also keep the bugs away.

3. Keep Things Dry

What you may not know is that bugs are attracted to moist areas. This means that if you leave wet dishes in the sink or dishes that have residue from food, it will be a major attraction for the bugs. Ideally, you should do the dishes, and if any are still wet, you should hand dry them. Also, try not to have any stagnant water in the house. A small pool of water in the bathroom or kitchen will not only damage the floor, but will attract bugs.

4. Get Pest Control Year Round

Lastly, don't wait to call pest control until you have a problem. This is one of the surest ways to get a major infestation. Instead, you should be preventing an infestation by having the exterminator come year round. That way they will prevent the bugs from ever nesting in your house, which will mean that you can avoid bugs in the home.

By doing these simple things, you can keep your house free of bugs. For more information, contact local professionals like JD Termite & Pest Control Company.

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When I discovered that my house was filled with spiders, I was absolutely terrified. Unfortunately, when I called my exterminator, I had no idea how to explain to him what kinds of spiders were all over my place. I had to describe the unsightly creatures, which made me wish that I had done a little more homework. Fortunately, the exterminator was able to come out, treat them with the right chemicals, and completely eradicate the little pests from my home. This blog is all about recognizing the pests in your home, so that exterminators can use the right chemicals to treat the problem.

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