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No one wants to discover that their home is harboring pests. However, because they can invade your home through one of several entryways, pests are often a serious household problem. Protect your family from these insects by implementing at least one of these preventative measures. Keep those bugs outside where they belong!
Some spiders are very beneficial to the environment and outdoor gardens. This is because these eight-legged creatures often eat other smaller insects, keeping their populations down.
However, these sometimes scary-looking insects tend to be nocturnal, spinning their webs during the night while everyone is asleep. They are drawn to light, so they are often found on porches and can easily creep into your home if not stopped. According to Insight Pest Solutions, to prevent spiders from invading your home, minimize the presence of other pests, keep your trees and shrubs trimmed, seal exterior cracks and crevices, remove visible webs, and turn off unnecessary porch lights. Remember, they are often drawn inside to catch any other pests that may be lurking, like ants, flies, or roaches.
Ants are a common household pest that can be hard to combat once they find a way inside to a warmer and food-laden place somewhere inside your living spaces. Find out where these hardworking, but uninvited pests are entering your home, and seal up any openings. Ants typically build their nests or anthills underground outside your home, so try to trace their way towards your house if you spot their outdoor nest. Don’t forget that ants can quickly turn your home into theirs if you’re not on top of their movements.
Roaches are dirty insects that are tough to get rid of once they get a foothold in your home. These bugs are known to carry disease. They often get inside because their eggs or small larvae are hidden inside paper shopping bags or cardboard boxes. These hard-shelled insects hide in dark places, like inside the walls and in kitchen cabinets. Roaches feed on food and old paper products, such as piles of discarded magazines or newspapers. According to ezStorage, keeping attics, garages, and basements free of junk can prevent roaches from taking up residence.
There is not much worse than finding an uninvited guest in your home. Thankfully, ants, roaches, and other bugs are often deterred by strong scents like peppermint, as well as keeping crumbs swept up, wiping up spills, and enclosing food in sealed containers. Follow the tips above to keep your home from being an enticing haven for any enterprising pests.
For another article about home care, check out: Tips for Keeping Your House Warm During the Winter Without Breaking the Bank.