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How do I keep my house insect free?

Ah, the summer. There’s so much to enjoy about the warmer months. We can spend time in the outdoors, everyone’s in a good mood, and there seems to be all the possibility in the world. Yet it’s not all positive. While there’s plenty of scope for good things to happen, there are downsides too. For example, it’s more likely that you’ll find insects setting up camp in your home. This affects the overall quality and comfort of your property, and may, in some cases, even affect its value. So let’s make sure that doesn’t happen. Below, we take a look at some tried and tested tips for keeping those unwanted insects where they belong: away from your home.

Stop the Open House

Can you blame insects for finding their way into your home if you invite them in? While that crack in the wall might just be a mild inconvenience for you, to insects, it’s a welcome mat, inviting them into your house. So make sure that you’re stopping the open house. Take a look at your property, and take care of any gaps, cracks, and other open areas that insects could pass through. There are no guarantees that you won’t end up with a problem, but you’ll for sure be making it more difficult for them.

Handle Your Rubbish Properly

Insects aren’t coming into your home so that they can sit back and relax. They’re doing it because they need supplies, and you have them. If you were hungry, would you deny the opportunity of free food, especially it seems like the owner was intentionally trying to entice you to eat it? Of course you wouldn’t. Insects are the same! Don’t leave rotten food out in the open. Also, be mindful of where how you’re throwing damaged food away. It might be in the bin, but the bin doesn’t have the security of a nuclear bunker. Insects will still be able to smell and detect the food. Take it out.

Deep Cleaning

It’s obvious that a dirty, untidy home would be more likely to have insects than a spotless home. On a purely functional level, it’s just easier to see the signs of infestation if you’ve got a super clean home. In the act of cleaning, you’ll be pulling out sofas and shedding light on those dark corners. Make a commitment to deep clean your home every couple of weeks, and you’ll be on your way to an insect free home.

In the Garden

Insects may eventually end up in your home, but they have to get there first. If there are fewer insects around your home, then there’s a decreased chance that they’ll end up in your house. Some people have gardens that are like heaven to insects, with plenty of dark, damp spots. If you’ve got an untidy garden, it’ll be crawling with insects, and from there they’ll just be one small step from your home. Take a look at keeping your garden in good shape — it’ll make a difference.