No homeowner wants bugs in their home. There are multi-million dollar companies that make little trinkets to help kill ants, spiders and bugs in homes. But what many homeowners fail to understand is that there are simple things that you can do to keep the bugs out of your house without having to purchase little trinkets to kill the pests. Here are some tips.
1. Weather Strip Your House
Weather stripping plays a vital role in your house. This is the stripping that they put around the doors to make sure that no air can pass through. When you weather strip your house it will help to insulate the house so that you don't lose the air in your house, which will help you to save on your utilities. However, weather stripping will also help to keep out pests. If you have any kind of hole that air can pass through it will also allow bugs to pass through. You may be getting bugs in the house because your weather stripping is old, so if you replace the stripping you get rid of the bugs.
2. Replace Your Windows
Much like the doors, the windows are very important to the insulation of the home. If you have double paned windows you should be watching for signs that the windows are no longer sealed properly. You may see dirt or dust in between the windows. The windows should be completely sealed that you don't see anything in between. Because if dirt can get in between the panes, so can bugs, which means you are getting pests in through the windows.
When you replace the windows you will not only save money in your utilities but you will protect your house from pests.
3. Hire Pest Control Services
Buying little trinkets that kill the bugs that are already in your home is simply putting a band-aid on a much bigger problem. Instead, you need to get to the root of the problem. You have pest entering your house through openings in the house, and you have pests nesting in your house. If you don't get professional pest control services, you won't be able to kill the nests and the eggs, so you will always have problems in the house. This is why you should get a professional exterminator to get to the root of the problem.
By doing these things you can better protect your home from pests. For more information, contact a business such as Albemarle Termite & Pest Control.