Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bugs Be Gone: Bug Proofing Your Home

If you’ve recently had an infestation in your home you’re most likely very willing to learn how to keep those little pests away for good. Insects certainly don’t belong in the home and when they’re there not only are they annoying, but they can carry diseases and even transport their diseases to you and your furry friends. Believe it or not but even the most common bugs can contribute towards asthma attacks and allergies. Learning what attracts bugs to your home is a good place to start, because once you have a good understanding of how to bug proof your home will keep them away in the future.

If you currently have an existing problem or would like to know who to call in the future, there are professionals that can get rid of these pests. An affordable solution to keep your home pest-free is to call a rodent and insect control service. Here are some additional ways to keep the pests out.

Keep Doors Sealed

If your door is sealed properly, this can help keep bugs out and away. Check out your entrance and look and see if there are any unsealed gaps. If there are consider installing a sturdy aluminum or steel threshold right under the door. You can also go shopping for a door sweep, which is designed to help cover any gaps between the bottom of the door and a threshold.

Take Care of Your Yard

Taking care of your yard can affect whether you have certain bugs such as mosquitoes or fleas. Mosquitoes need water in order to survive and breed, so getting rid of water in your yard is one way to reduce the amount of mosquitoes. Look for poor drainage and areas where the water sometimes builds up. Aerating the lawn will help with water problem or you can also hire someone to work on
your yard so that everything is draining correctly.

Look for Large Openings

Large openings do exist in your home’s exterior, and it makes sense that these areas are difficult to cover. However, to fill larger openings and keep bugs away, you can use a wire mesh that is often called hardwire cloth. It comes in rolls and can be stapled over large holes such as your roof vent to keep pests out. What’s more, it will also keep out birds, raccoons, and other creatures that sometimes
bring ticks, fleas, and other bugs with them.

Keep Your Home Organized

It’s very important to keep your food covered everywhere in your house and your home organized. Don’t pack your cupboard full of books or newspapers because bugs can reproduce in large numbers without being discovered. Keep clutter to a minimum, and don’t even allow infestation to begin. Food should be stored in airtight containers and don’t store food that’s unsealed in your refrigerator. Also wash your dishes right away after you’re done with them or put them in the dishwasher if you have one. Get rid of pest’s favorite amenities and you will get rid of them for good.



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