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How To Keep Bugs Out Of The House

Keep Bugs Out Of The House

Do you love everything about the warm season except for the bugs? If so, now is a great time to take proactive steps to defeat these critters before they make your home their new domain.

By doing so, you're reacting to a problem, actively taking control of your environment, and ensuring a bug-free home.

Why Bugs Love Your Home

Insects and pests gravitate to indoor environments for resources, including food, water, and shelter.

From ants and spiders, common household pests, to the dreaded bed bugs, often confused with fleas and ticks, bugs seek shelter in places that suit their lifestyle.

Little things, like crumbs on the floor or countertop, sitting water, or even yard clutter, could attract bugs.

DIY Tips to Keep Bugs Out Of The House

Here are some effective DIY approaches that help keep bugs out of the house. Most are simple to implement:

Keep a Clean Home

Vacuum, sweep, and mop your floors regularly. Clean spills and remove crumbs immediately. Never leave dirty dishes in the sink. These basic housekeeping habits can make your home less hospitable to insects and pests.

Maintain Your Home Exterior

Clear leaves, clippings, and other debris around your home's foundation. Trim bushes and trees so no branches touch any part of your house.

Use Natural Scents

Many insects dislike certain scents and will avoid them whenever possible. Natural scents like lavender, peppermint, citrus, and eucalyptus can help refresh your space and work double duty as insect repellants. Consider a diffuser, using these scents in cleaning solutions or laundry routines to deter bugs.

Seal Entry Points

Cracks and gaps make entering your home a "no brainer" for hungry insects and pests. Inspect your home cracks and gaps; if you discover any, seal them with caulk to keep bugs from sneaking in. Pay attention to windows, doors, and where utilities connect to your home.

Smart Food Storage: Store food in airtight containers and keep your pantry organized. Doing so will make your pantry and foodstuffs less accessible to bugs and pests on the lookout for easy food sources.

Learn more about keeping your home bug-free!

Keep Bugs And Insects At Bay

Following these tips, you can make your home less inviting to insects and enjoy a bug-free environment. If you are dealing with persistent pests, Dale's Pest Control offers eco-friendly and safe pesticide services in Weatherford, Texas, and beyond.

Whether you need help with a one-off infestation or prefer to schedule preventative monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly service, our team is ready and available to answer your call.

We serve Weatherford, Texas, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to start the conversation!


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