Insect Proofing Your Home From The Inside Out

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Insect Proofing Your Home From The Inside Out

December 20, 2023

Insect Proofing Your Home From The Inside Out

Summer is the best time of the year! Who doesn’t love enjoying summer activities like a backyard BBQ or a weekend beach trip? The unfortunate truth is that insects also love summer and as temperatures rise, pests will come out of hiding and can invade your yard and even the inside of your home. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to prevent this. Here are some of the best tips to help you protect your home against annoying pests this summer.

  1. Seal any gaps or cracks

Inspect your home for any holes, gaps, or cracks in the foundation. If you find any, make sure to seal them up nicely to prevent any insects from being able to enter your home. Consider using a weather sealant and also adding door sweeps underneath your front and back door, making it harder for insects to find an entrance.

  1. Keep it clean

Insects are attracted to food and also like to find hiding spots underneath objects that may be lying around the house. Keep your home as tidy as possible. Sweep and vacuum regularly. Wipe down your countertops after cooking and make sure you have a lid on your trash can at all times. Try to keep any food contained to only the kitchen to avoid any crumbs being scattered around the home or in carpets.

  1. Minimize moisture

Most insects require water and humidity to survive. It can be a source of drinking water or even a breeding ground, especially for mosquitoes. Minimize moisture in and around your house by fixing any plumbing leaks, tip over any objects that can collect standing water in the yard, keep your gutters clean, ensure that you have an effective drainage system in place to keep water away from your house, and run dehumidifiers as needed.

  1. Keep your yard tidy

Garden debris, mulch, and leaves can all harbor insects. For this reason, it is important to keep any mulch away from the foundation of your home. Don’t let any trees or plants come into contact with your home as this creates a gateway for insects and makes it easier for them to find their way into your house. Keep your grass cut short and trim branches and shrubs to keep them away from windows and doors.

  1. Call Mosquito Squad to rid your yard of mosquitoes and ticks so you can enjoy time outside again

Mosquito Squad offers special barrier treatments that guarantee an 85-90% reduction in mosquitoes and will also kill 100% of adult ticks on contact. Our technicians are trained and certified to treat your property and will help you fight the bite so that you can enjoy your yard again. Give us a call today to learn more!