Bugs are icky and most do not look appealing. They buzz, crawl, and scurry around people at any given time. Some of the critters have the audacity to crawl on people while they sleep or rest, which can be frightening. Things get worse if you have to deal with bugs that feed on people like mosquitoes or bed bugs. Keep in mind that bed bug infestations seem to be on the rise.
In short, there are many reasons to fear bugs and take precautions before your home falls victim to an infestation.
One of the most effective lines of defense families have against bugs is sealing their homes. Many homeowners overlook issues that could lead to infestations like cracks. All cracks should be repaired, and window seals should be examined to ensure you keep bugs out. Keep in mind that doing this can also help keep a home warmer or cooler since the AC’s conditioned air is trapped within the house. You can have a professional seal up your home if you are not sure how to do this properly.
Bugs have a strong sense of smell and usually avoid scents that could hurt them or their offspring. This is the reason natural smells might help keep bugs out. There are a number of scents that deter insects such as lemon oil, rosemary oil, cedar oil, and peppermint oil just to name a few. The idea is to use soap and cleaning solutions with natural scents all the time to ensure your home does not smell appealing to a bug. These scents are quite pleasant to human beings, so your home should smell nice to you.
Bug-proofing your home is good, but you should also make sure you have the right pest control specialist ready before a problem arises. No homeowner wants to deal with an active infestation, so having someone to call is smart. You do not want to get caught in an emergency scrambling through countless numbers from pest control specialist you may not trust. Doing this early gives you time to read helpful reviews and find the right pest control services.
It may be a good idea to consider tinkering with your home’s environment to make it a little less bug-friendly. There are a number of things you can do, from making sure food is always thrown away in a timely manner to controlling the humidity inside your house. Humidity attracts insects, so do your best to keep yours under control. Of course, dry air is uncomfortable and can cause dry eyes and other issues, so just do what you can handle. It would also be a good idea to keep the temperature lower than 77 degrees or as cold as you can. Insects, like you, prefer cozy temperatures, so they will likely escape extreme temperatures by going into your cozy house if the temperature is to their liking.
Keep in mind that these are just some ideas to keep bugs out before they invade your house. You can always ask a pest control specialist that you trust for additional suggestions because the ideal situation is to never deal with an infestation, which can be hard to get rid of.
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