Your opinion on bugs may be that they are disgusting and frightening, or it may be one of indifference. Either way, you probably do not want them roaming around your home. Bugs tend to make your home their home when they find it to meet their standards. And trust us when we say that their standards aren’t too high. This makes it extra important to know the common ways to keep your home bug free. It simply is not enough to assume a decently clean home will do the trick. If you are however struggling with a larger bug problem and suspect an infestation, then it’s time to have a professional take a look at your home. For all of your infestation needs our team at Quality Pest Control, located in Cape Coral, is here for you.
Window and Door Screens
Although many homes these days come with the window and door screens set up, some homes simply don’t have them. These screens are also prone to be damaged with wear and tear done over time. You may notice any of the above problems and figure it’s not a priority; however, if you have bugs in your home this could be the reason why. These screens protect from many bugs no matter how large or small. While you may get the occasional mosquito or fly, you won’t see bugs in mass amounts entering your home. With the cooler months on the horizon, it can make sense why some people would leave their windows and doors open. After all, nothing beats the cool, fresh air of fall and winter. But if you are going to do so make sure you are protecting your home with a screen. You’ll still be able to get all the benefits of opening your windows and doors, just with the added benefit of being bug proof.
Keep Food Organized and the Kitchen Clean
One of the easiest ways to avoid having unwanted pests in your home is to ensure your kitchen is always organized and clean. Bugs are always looking for their next meal. If there are any crumbs leftover on your floor, countertops, and tables, bugs will find it. Even dog food crumbs call their name. Doing an extra look over to make sure everything is clean after you eat could save you from a hassle in the future. This also includes organization. Opening up a bag of chips and leaving them in a cabinet or pantry is not organized enough. Bugs can sniff out the open bag of chips with ease. This isn’t just a crumb situation either, the whole bag is a meal for weeks. Making sure to store food items in containers will keep bugs away and keep the scent of food hidden.
Keep Your Yard in Check
Most people are pros at keeping the interior of their home clean, but what about the exterior? The exterior of your home is one of the most important parts to keep clean. This is due to all of the pests that make their home outside. While most bugs you will not be able to get rid of in your backyard, keeping your lawn in check will keep the bugs to a minimum. The fewer bugs outside the less likely they will make their way indoors to your home. You don’t need to have the perfect looking yard, but a simple cut of the grass can go a long way. Keeping an eye out for water that is pooling is also a great hack. Bugs such as mosquitos love bodies of water, so eliminating water pooled together can do wonders.
Contact Us Today!
Have you seen the occasional bug in your home? If so, it’s time to give some of these methods a try. When it comes to bugs prevention is everything. Sure seeing one or two bugs every couple of months is no big deal; however, if you start to see them more and more you may have a problem on your hands. To learn more about bug prevention in your home, or to have one of our experts come on by, give us a call today at (239) 540-6847.