During the summer, bugs are more likely to emerge and enjoy the nice weather. However, they can disturb your summer fun and create major health problems. While most bugs are not considered dangerous, they could still pose medical risks.
Create Physical Barriers
To keep bugs out of your home, seal any cracks around crawl spaces or attic vents. Additionally, caulk around windows and replace worn stripping around doors. Check concrete walls and repair any cracks in the basement as bugs build nests in this space. Additionally, when you move in and out of the house, be sure keep the doors closed to avoid any bugs from entering your home.
Wet weather creates a breeding ground for bugs. Make sure to drain water once any washing is finished as dirty water attracts mosquitoes and cockroaches. Furthermore, keep the house dry by fixing any leaky pipes, appliances, and bathroom fixtures.
Keep Your House Clean
Keeping your house clean is one of the best ways to prevent bugs from invading your home. Clean your house at least once a week and remember to toss out all trash. Seal or cover trash cans to limit the smell and bug access to your garbage.
How to Avoid Bed Bugs
Carefully inspect your bed for bed bugs when changing your bedding. When you return from an overnight trip, wash your clothes immediately and avoid placing your suitcase in areas you may spend much of your time in, such as your bedroom.
Here are a few simple tips to take care of an existing bug issue.