Dealing with bugs in your house is miserable. Every homeowner knows how hard it can be to get rid of bugs once they enter your home. This is why the best way to rid your house of bugs is to prevent them from nesting there in the first place. Here are a couple things that you can do to prevent bugs from nesting in your home.
1. Spray Year Round
Some people mistakenly think that they only need to spray for bugs during the warmer months. It is true that the bugs will be the worst during this time, but that doesn't mean that you can't have problems when it is cold. The concern is that when it is cold outside, the bugs will come in the house and nest in your home. You won't see them, but they are there. Then by the time it warms up, the bugs will come out in full force and it will be hard to fully rid your house of them.
This is why you should get your house sprayed year round. You should have the exterminator, such as from Chem-Wise Ecological Pest Management Services, come every 3–4 months to take care of any existing bugs, and more importantly to prevent other bugs from nesting in your home. This will be one of the most important things you can do to protect your house.
2. Spray Outdoors
Another common mistake that homeowners make is only spraying the inside of their house. Naturally you would spray inside because you don't want the bugs in there. You might not care if there are bugs outside your house, so you might not choose to spray outside. The problem is that the bugs enter from the outside. If you have bugs nesting around your house, especially by your windows and doors, there is a much greater chance that they will enter the house at some point.
When you hire an exterminator, they will use a strong spray that kills all bugs and their nests outside the house. This will prevent them from entering the house. In addition, it is important that you make sure the exterminator sprays when it is dry. If you spray when it rains, or while the sprinklers are on, it could dilute the chemicals, thus rendering it ineffective. So if you know you are getting the house sprayed, turn the sprinklers off for the day, or choose to have them come on a day when there is no rain.
These are just two ways you can prevent bugs coming into your house.