If you want to do everything you can to stop bugs from entering your home then you know that you have come to the right place. Here you can find out everything you need to know about bugs, and how you can stop them from making your home into their new nesting site. You can also visit this site for other valuable information about how to deal with pests in your home.
Keep Your Eyes Open
The first line of defense that you have is to watch out for the first signs of an infestation (more valuable information here). For example, before ants make a nest, they will send out scouts to assess the area. If you see one or two ants in your home, you may not think anything of this but in reality it is the start of something much bigger. The next thing you need to do is look out for any prime breeding grounds. Firewood can become a home to termites and ants, so move any wood away from your home. You’re aiming for at least 20ft. Standing water can also become a breeding ground for mosquitos, and this includes bird paths, play sets that have tire swings and even fire pits as well. For this reason, you need to tip out the water.
Secure the Outside
It’s your job to keep any insects on the outside, so watch out for your chimney, vents, roofing shingles, piping and even windows. You should try and repair anything that creates a possible entrance and this can include a ripped window screen and even some loose stripping. If you know that you have an open space near to a vent then get some caulk and fill in the small cracks. If you have a large crack then wire wool works very well.
Bugs gravitate towards mess, so it is very important that you keep your home clean. Make sure that you clean up any crumbs that are on the floor and make sure that your bins are sealed as well. If you don’t feel like taking the trash out then keep it covered up and don’t let it overflow. Stacks of magazines can be great for cockroaches because they are attracted to the smell of paper, but they hate the light. For this reason, if you have stacks of magazines in your basement or anything else of the sort then this is something that you will need to watch out for.
Fresh Fruit, Pet Bowls and Snacks
Lastly, put away any snacks, and keep any pet food in a sealed container. You then need to make sure that you put any fresh fruit in the fridge or keep it covered with some cling film. Your pet bowl can easily become a home to ants so make sure that you clean it out regularly as well as making sure that you are doing everything you can to clean up any mess that your pet may have made at dinner time. Little things like this can stop you from getting a real infestation on your hands.