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How to Keep the Bugs Away from Your Home

When the temperature drops, it's hard to stay warm. The cold air brings with it a whole new set of problems, including pesky bugs that are determined to invade your home.

By McKenzie JonesPublished 3 years ago 3 min read

When the temperature drops, it's hard to stay warm. The cold air brings with it a whole new set of problems, including pesky bugs that are determined to invade your home. It is essential to know how these tiny creatures operate so you can prevent them from taking over! This blog post will teach you everything about keeping bugs out of your house and yard this winter season.

Proper Garbage Management

Make sure all bins have lids and don't overfill them, as this provides an open invitation for those pesky insects to invade your property. If possible, opt for outdoor carpeting versus grass since many insects such as ants love crawling through the soil as their route to your home.

Fill up all Cracks with Spray Foam Insulation

make sure all cracks in the foundation or windowsills have been filled up tight using caulking. You can also use weather stripping around doors and windows. This helps keep those big invaders like wasps from getting inside through any tiny opening they find. If an insect gets inside, take care of business because bugs can do a lot of damage to your home in a short amount of time.

Also, filling up cracks prevents tiny insects like ants and spiders from crawling between walls and windowsills. Insects can find their way inside even a small exposed space since they follow electrical currents. You also want to fill in gaps in door frames - especially if you live near water sources because this would be an ideal place for mosquitos to breed. Finally, seal off entry points under doors by weather stripping around the edges so no pesky insect can wiggle its way through. Of course, if you live in the country, it may be harder to keep bugs out because open fields surrounding your house attract them. These are also great places for mosquitos and ticks to breed.

Purchase Pest Control Products

This includes behind appliances or under counters where bugs may lay eggs. Pest control is also available in a granular form that can be spread around window sills or doorways to ward off insects. Pay attention to when pests enter the area outside of an infested room in your home. Bugs usually seek shelter during the winter months. Thus, if you notice any activity, it's probably because they're looking for warmth inside of your foundation cracks or holes near windows or doors.

Keep Food Sealed Properly in Bags or Containers.

Cracks in the foundation of your house can provide bugs with access to food that you keep inside cabinets. Therefore, make sure everything is sealed uptight. Wash all dishes and put them away immediately after use. Pests are drawn to plates or silverware because they see it as an easy meal source. Do not leave dirty laundry on the floor where pests like roaches will be attracted to it. If you have pets, get rid of any leftover pet food at night before bedtime when most insects come out looking for a quick snack.

Drain Stagnant Water

Stagnant water is the breeding ground for bugs such as mosquitoes and ants. Bugs usually come out at night, so make sure you drain all your unused buckets or any other container that has stagnant water. Also, use the best mosquito misting system to help control mosquitoes in yards and other areas near lakes and ponds. It uses very little water, which makes it easy to maintain.

Put a Mosquito Net Over Your Bed

Even if you have taken all the steps to avoid bugs from entering your home, there is always a chance of them sneaking in through open windows and doors. This means it is crucial to protect yourself with nets or mosquito repellent creams before hitting the sack at night. You can also use these nets during outdoor activities such as picnics so that you do not get bitten.

Use Natural Lighting Around Your Home

Harsh lighting around the house can make it difficult for mosquitoes to enter your home at night. Thus, do not forget to use natural lighting during daytime hours too! The best kind of light comes from within, such as table lamps or floor lamps with bulbs, which emit soft lights. Try having them placed next to desks or other surfaces where they are visible. But are also far enough away from beds that bugs cannot reach should the light's glow attract them.

Final Thought

It is important to take all necessary steps when it comes to keeping bugs away from your home. Why? Because they can carry harmful diseases, cause allergic reactions and damage personal property.

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