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3 Sneaky Home Pests To Keep Away: How To Protect Your Home From Insects

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

 
Many pests can invade your home and cause problems. This blog post will discuss three of the most common sneaky ones: cockroaches, ants, and spiders. Each of these pests can cause damage to your home or pose a health risk to you and your family. We will provide information on identifying these pests and how to protect your home from them.

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1. Roaches

Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in homes. They are attracted to food and moisture and can spread disease. Cockroaches can be difficult to control once they infest a home. The best way to prevent them is to keep your home clean and free of food and water sources that they could use.

Cockroaches are most active at night, so you may not see them during the day. If you do see one, there likely are many more that you don't see. Cockroaches leave behind droppings that can contaminate food and surfaces in your home. It can be helpful to use crawl space encapsulation, this way you can keep moisture away from your crawl spaces and make it harder for cockroaches to enter your home. Encapsulating your crawl spaces can also help keep mold and mildew out of these areas.
 
2. Ants

Ants are another common pest in homes. These insects are attracted to sweet or greasy foods and can quickly become a nuisance. To prevent ants from entering your home, keep food stored in airtight containers and wipe up any spills immediately. You should also seal any cracks or crevices around your home where they might be able to enter.

If you do find ants in your home, there are several different ways to get rid of them. You can try using baits, traps, or sprays specifically designed for ants. You can also make your own natural and repellent by mixing vinegar and water equally in a spray bottle.
 
3. Spiders

These eight-legged creatures might not be the first pests that come to mind, but they can be just as pesky. Spiders are known to build webs in corners and crevices, making your home look messy and unkempt. They can also bite, which can be painful and even cause infection. To keep spiders out of your home, seal any cracks or openings and remove any webs you see. You can also try using a spider repellent.

Spiders typically lay their eggs in the spring, so you're most likely to see them this time of year. If you start to see spiders more often, they're probably looking for a place to lay their eggs. Unfortunately, they often lay many eggs at once, so you could end up with many spiders in your home if you're not careful. To prevent this, try to keep your home clean and clutter-free. This will make it less appealing to spiders and make it easier for you to spot them so you can remove them before they lay their eggs.

In conclusion, these are just a few of the many pests that can invade your home. By taking some simple precautions, you can help to keep them out. If you do find yourself with a pest problem, there are various ways to get rid of them. Be sure to act quickly, as the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to control the problem.



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