Whatever your feeling about bugs or household pests, we can all agree that they belong outside. They can create an unhygienic environment, as well as literally being a pest! How annoying is it to hear buzzing or to get an itch bite on your leg? There are so many different kinds of bugs around, depending on where you live. So for many, it can feel like a bit of a losing battle. So if you have a way of knowing why these bugs are coming to your home, you can do something about it. Luckily I’m here to shed some light and help you with those reasons why.
Keep Doors and Windows Sealed
If you think of bugs like an intruder, then it can help to shed some light. If you think about how an intruder might get in your home, then it can be if there is an opening for them. If a window or door is left ajar, it makes it easier to pry it open. The same goes for bugs. If the seals on your door aren’t the best, then bugs can find their way in. In summer months this can be more of a problem, if you don’t have air conditioning. You will leave windows open to cool the house down. But with cooler months coming up, you need to think about the seals on your windows and doors. Otherwise, you might get plenty of unwanted bugs coming in for somewhere that is warm and dry.
Keep the House Clean
If there is food for the bugs, then they are likely to keep coming back. Think about things like rats or mice. Even things like cockroaches and ants. If they know that they can get scraps of food or crumbs, they will keep coming back. Especially if there is a gap for them to get in. So keeping your home as clean and tidy as it can be, can help massively. The kitchen and dining areas should be kept especially clean. As these are the areas that are more likely to have food waste and crumbs lying around. Then you can keep pests and bugs at bay. If you find you have a recurring problem then it might be worth seeking a pest controller. There are specific ones for each pest too. So think about whether you’d need cockroach, rodent or ant control, for example.
Keep on Top of Your Yard and Trash
If your yard and garbage cans are a mess, then it is just an open invitation for bugs and pests. If they are that close to your house, then the chance of then getting in is much more likely. For example, mosquitos and fleas like to have water to be able to breed. So if you have pools of water in your yard, it can entice them. So get rid of them after a rainstorm as much as you can, and clear any guttering if water gathers. Move piles of leaves and garden waste, as it can be a hug attraction for bugs and rodents to stay in.