16 June 2019

Simple Ways to Control Bugs Around Your Home



While it is inevitable the occasional bug will find its way into your home, most people want to keep bugs coming indoors to a minimum.  Depending on the season you will be dealing with a variety of different pests that may make their way inside.  Warmer months can include house flies, moths, lady bugs, spiders, ants, earwigs, as well as hornets and yellow jackets.  During colder months you can also see many bugs trying to make their way inside to get warm and find shelter, usually this includes spiders.  Whatever pest may be bugging you, there are some simple ways that you can help control bugs around your home.  The following are some ideas to get you started!


Outdoor Bug Spray for the Home

 

There are several commercially sold options when it comes to bug sprays that can go around the home and will provide a barrier deterrent for incoming bugs.  You can commonly find these at your local hardware store or mass merchandiser.  If you're looking for a more natural option there are also all natural pest sprays available and sprays you can make at home that won't harm your family, pets, or plants.  One easy all natural pest control spray you can make at home is by using a mix of mild soap such as castile soap ( 1 1/2 teaspoons to 1 quart of water).  This mixture can be sprayed around the home and even on your plants without harming them.  You can also try a mixture of neem oil, water, and mild soap which is known to help deter pests.


Seal Up Any Cracks or Openings


Another way that you can help prevent pests from entering the home is by doing an annual indoor and outdoor inspection for cracks or openings.  Common areas to check would be around windows, siding, and doors.  Be sure to seal up any cracks or openings that a bug would be able to easily access to prevent them from making their way inside.  If you do find any cracks or openings that need sealed, be sure to follow up with those annually as well to ensure they are still intact.


Keep Your Yard Clear of Debris

 

The idea with this tip is to make your home less inviting to bugs by clearing up debris that they may use to hide or nest in.  One main culprit here would be leaves left on the ground around the home.  Another would be overgrown plants and shrubs that require trimming.  Pests can make home in a number of areas and tidying around your home is a great way to prevent bugs from making their way inside.


Hire Pest Control

 

While the previously mentioned tips are great ways to help prevent bugs from invading your home, there are some instances when you still may find yourself with a pest problem that is out of your control.  When this is the case you will want to hire a pest company to come help take care of the problem.  Pest control companies have both the expertise and the right solutions to get your home pest free with support to ensure ongoing pest maintenance.  In Charlotte, North Carolina Clegg's Pest Control or Clegg's Pest Control in Winston-Salem North Carolina can come out and give you an estimate with friendly staff that will help you find the appropriate solution.



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