Do creepy crawlers give you the heebie-jeebies? Keeping your home free of bugs can be a daunting task, especially if you live in an area that sees a lot of humidity or rain. The fact that so many homes nowadays are less traditional and more contemporary opens up many potential hiding places for creepy crawlies. However, with diligence and commitment, you can keep your home bug-free all year long. Here are five ways in which you can keep your house bug free at all times.
Change up your cleaning routine
You might think that a regular, weekly cleaning routine is all you need to keep your home free of bugs, but this might not be enough. For example, you may have a bedbug problem, but you’ll be able to catch it early if you’re cleaning more diligently. Bed Bugs can live for up to 18 months without feeding, so they may have set up shop in your home long before you notice any bites(bed bug bites look like). Regularly change your sheets and pillowcases, wash your clothes in hot water, and vacuum often in order to keep these unwanted visitors out of your home.
Similarly, roaches are known to spread disease and can live for up to two years without food. They’re also notorious for hiding in very small places and coming out at night when you’re least expecting it. You may not see the roaches, but you may see a lot of their droppings, which can signal a larger problem. If you notice roach feces in your home but no roaches, it’s likely that the feces belong to baby roaches called nymphs. Roach nymphs are very small, so you may not notice them unless you’re actively looking for them.
Install some fly paper
We’ve all seen the classic cartoons where a character walks past a strip of fly paper, and all of a sudden, they’re covered in flies. While this is obviously an exaggeration, fly paper is a great way to keep flies out of your home. Flies are often the first sign of a bigger bug problem, so you should try to catch them before they have a chance to bring more critters into your home. Install some fly paper near doorways or windows that see a lot of foot traffic, and you may be able to catch some of the flies before they’re able to sneak into your home. Flypaper is especially important if you have outdoor pets. These animals often track in dirt or other debris, and this can attract flies. Flypaper is a cheap and easy way to keep flies out of your home and away from your pets.
Seal up any cracks and crevices
Many bugs, like cockroaches and rodents, are drawn to warm, dark spaces. If you have any cracks or holes in your home, you’re likely to see an influx of bugs. You might notice some bugs outside, but plenty of them will be living in the walls of your home. If you seal up the cracks and crevices around your home, you’ll be able to keep most of the bugs out. Cockroaches, termites, and rodents can squeeze through very small spaces, so you’ll want to make sure to seal up any holes that are less than half an inch wide. You’ll likely be able to find premade products at a local hardware store that can help seal up any holes around your home. You can also try filling in the holes with caulk or expanding foam.
Get a good exterminator
If you have a major bug problem, it may be time to call an exterminator. There are many ways to tell if you have a serious bug problem, such as seeing a large number of bugs or seeing any bugs in places where they don’t usually live, such as inside the walls of your home. If you have one or two bugs, it might be possible to get rid of them on your own, but if you have a larger issue, you need to call a professional. There are a few things to look for when choosing an exterminator. First, make sure that the exterminator is licensed and certified. You also want to make sure that the exterminator uses safe and eco-friendly chemicals. Many pesticides pose a risk to both humans and animals, so you want to make sure that your exterminator uses products that are safe for your entire family.
Use eco-friendly products to keep your home clean
Keeping your home clean is a great way to keep it free of bugs, but it’s important to use eco-friendly products. Many household cleaning products are toxic and can be harmful to humans and pets alike. If you can, try and switch to green cleaning products that are less harmful to the environment.
Moreover, you can find many eco-friendly cleaning products in your local grocery or hardware store. If you have children or pets, it’s especially important to use green cleaning products. Young children and animals are more susceptible to the harmful side effects of toxic cleaning products. Using green cleaning products is especially important if you have allergies or asthma. Many allergy sufferers are sensitive to chemicals found in traditional cleaning products. Using eco-friendly products will help to reduce the number of allergens in your home.
Keeping your home free of bugs, especially in a humid or rainy climate, can be a big challenge. However, if you follow these five tips, you can keep your home bug-free at all times. You should also regularly check for signs of a bug problem. If you see any bugs, it’s important to take action as soon as possible. If you see a few bugs, you can likely get rid of them on your own. However, if you see a lot of bugs or if you see any bugs in places where they don’t usually live, such as inside the walls of your home, it’s time to call an exterminator.
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The first step is to inspect the area thoroughly for bugs and identify potential harbourage areas.
Depending on the findings of our analysis, we will make recommendations for you, including the type of product that is most suitable for your home.
As soon as a treatment plan is agreed upon, we implement it and document the findings and solutions in a digital service report that includes photos taken on-site.
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