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3 Ways To Keep Your Home Pest-Free

These tips and tricks require minimal effort!


There's one dilemma that all homeowners face and will agree on: Pests and how they don't belong anywhere in the home. 

Not only are they a cause for sanitary concern, they can also be a health hazard—bees have painful stings, while ticks and fleas carry diseases that can affect the family. However, like humans, they have a need to survive so they keep coming back. 

The key is to close up any entry point that insects can use to gain access to your home. We've come up with 4 preventative DIY, chemical-free methods to help you keep your home bug-free: 

Main photo from: UPREXS

Seal cracks shut 

From using chemical sprays to hiring pest control professionals, you've done it all. If you're still wondering how these insects are getting into your home, we suggest you check the house for tiny holes where they can easily pass through. You can easily fill these gaps with caulk—it's an easy and affordable solution for covering gaps!  

Photo from Sashco

Keep your backyard clean 

We rarely think about the backyard, especially now that we're in the midst of all the barbecue and pool parties. In reality, this part of the home is a breeding ground for germs and where insects reproduce—mosquitoes thrive in stagnant water, ants use branches as bridges to the kitchen and wet outdoor furniture can attract termites. Be sure to set a schedule at least once a week to declutter your yard and avoid infestation. 

Photo from Facts, Cures and Answers

Install screen awnings

If you like to keep your windows open, consider getting screens installed. This way, you still get to enjoy the cool air and the view outside while protecting your home from pesky garden insects even with the windows closed. 

RL Tip: If you already have built-in screens, keep them in tip-top shape with this easy how-to

Photo from Canterbury Timber Windows and Doors.

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