So, you’re trying to keep the bugs out of your home? It’s tough, I get it. Sure it sounds simple but with so much information (and misinformation) when it’s time to put what you’ve learned into practice it’s easy to get lost. Does this sound familiar to you? You’ve had a long day at work. Something about today just tore you down. Whether it was the little things, like the coffee machine being out of order. Or the fact that you got passed over for yet another promotion. Something about today just seems cursed. The only thing that could salvage your day is a nice relaxing evening at home. You just bought the new game that everyone’s been raving about, and you’re dying to play it. The last thing you even want to consider is an infestation. But sure enough. Somehow in some horrible way, the universe heard you and decided to grant the exact opposite of your wish. Because as you get home you notice a swarm of ants. Too many to count. All speeding towards your trash can in some horrible rope. Any semblance of a good mood you had vanished. You’re upset with the ants but more than that you’re upset with yourself. You know that you should’ve taken out the trash this morning but you were in such a hurry you skipped it. Now you have to deal with the consequences. It’s just one of those days. But it doesn’t have to be. There are steps you can take to make sure your home is almost completely devoid of bugs. How do you ask? Well, check out this amazing article I’ve written to find out!
Taking Out The Trash
One of the most important parts of keeping any home clean is making sure your trash is taken out. I know, I know, this might seem like the most basic version of pest control to some. But it does make a difference. If you’ve eaten anything particularly pungent in the last couple of days. Then pests of all shapes and sizes will naturally be drawn to it. It is in these kinds of situations that it is best to remember. Though oftentimes I can’t control when bugs will enter my house, I can control why bugs would enter my house. Getting rid of the things that would tempt them to make their way into your home, is a great step for anyone’s pest control!
Keeping It Clean!
Now that we’ve talked about one half of the pest control temptation equation; let’s bring up the other. In addition to keeping your house tidy, by keeping up with the amount of trash in your house. The other best way to curb your pest problem is to clean. And I mean clean constantly. You see not only does keeping a clean house prevent any errant bugs from being enticed to enter your home. It also repels them! Bugs don’t like the smell of most bleaches and cleaning solutions. This means that if you use a solvent to clean, the smell and residue it leaves behind will naturally ward off any ants or other vermin!
Close The Door!
Now, this last little tip is going to seem silly to a lot of my readership. But I am floored at how many people do not make this connection. If you leave the door open, you’re going to let bugs in. It is as simple as that. Again, I know you might be thinking this is trivial. But time and time again I have been out at one of my friends’ houses on a hot summer day, and when night finally rolls around they’re surprised that we’re getting eaten by mosquitoes. They always act so surprisedly, but it never seems to dawn on them that they left their home open to these mischievous mosquitoes. If you’re someone who needs to keep their doors open for whatever reason then my suggestion is to invest in a mesh screen door with magnets. This easy-to-install screen lets you keep the cool air coming through your home while keeping your house sealed against any foreign invaders. This is the absolute best thing you can do for yourself if you’re someone who likes that natural breeze, but without all those blustering little bugs.
In the war for your home, keeping bugs out seems like a no-brainer. But don’t be fooled! It’s a deceptively tricky topic. Something to understand about keeping your house safe from pests is that you’ll never be 100 percent protected. There will always be some margin for error or some human element that makes a mistake and gets in the way. However, if you remember these three basic principles to keeping the bugs out of your life. Then you will find an infestation to be a rare occurrence, rather than just a regular Tuesday afternoon.