5 Tips to Keep the Bugs at Bay

In our home, we have bug seasons. We cycle through invasions of ladybugs, spiders, and ants each year. Before we moved to the country I couldn’t stand the thought of bugs in the house. However, being out here in the boonies has taught me to live with a certain level of insects throughout the year.

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7 Tips to Keep the Bugs at Bay

I have grown to expect to see a few ants on the kitchen floor every now and then, but I still do some preventative maintenances to help keep the bugs at bay.

Seal your food

If you have any leftover food that you’re going to store, make sure the seal is tight and secure. If you don’t seal it up, it will attract the kinds of pests that you want to be keeping out of your home. Plus, it can smell up your fridge, and no one wants that. 

Investing in some containers that seal up securely is always a good idea. It’s one of those little steps that really will make a difference when it comes to potential pest problems in your home.

Keep your home clean, especially the kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home for so many families. Which means you have to take special care to keep it safe and clean because otherwise, it will become a magnet for bugs.

If you manage to keep your home clean throughout, it will be less enticing for the kinds of pests that you want to keep out. Simple cleaning tasks can make a huge difference in the war against bugs.

Find the best professionals

There are plenty of professionals out there who can help you get rid of pests in your home. So, if the infestation is large and you don’t know how to tackle it alone, companies like ABC Home & Commercial can offer you their services.

When you allow professionals to deal with the problem, you can focus on getting things back to normal. 

Put poison down deep holes or cracks

Sometimes, pests can burrow down and get into your home in all kinds of strange and unimaginable ways. That’s why you need to seek out those deep cracks and holes that might potentially offer routes into your home for bugs. One option is put poison in those gaps and down those deep holes so that pests can’t get past them and into your home.

Of course, use caution with any kind of poison in your home. Making sure the kids can’t get to it is of the utmost importance. My favorite DIY ant killer is great, but still potentially harmful to the kids.

Don’t Let Standing Water Attract Pests

If you have standing water near your home, this could attract all kinds of pests to the area around your home. Insects, in particular, will be attracted to standing water. For example, mosquitos are known to gravitate towards it.

Dealing with pests in and around your home can be stressful and time-consuming, but it’s totally worth it in the end. 

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