How to Get Rid of Bugs in Your Home

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As 2021 moves on and the days get warmer, the numbers of bugs, pests, and creepy crawlies that will try and invade your home will increase. You’ll be able to get rid of some of them easily, and others can become a much larger problem. Either way, once you’ve got rid of them, you’ll also need to know what to do to stop them from coming back.

With that in mind, here are the ways you can get rid of some of the common bugs you can find in your home and a few simple changes to make so they stay away in the future.

1. Ants

The most obvious and annoying entry on this list is the humble ant. They are attracted to any food source and the most abundant source is usually somebody’s kitchen. While one ant is not usually a problem, an army of them can be hard to deter, and it can lead you to spend hours wiping every surface time and time again.

While they don’t do too much damage themselves, the food they have crawled all over is destined for the bin, which can be wasteful. If you want to get on top of an ant infestation, you will probably need a reliable bug spray service. Then, in the future, ensure you don’t leave food debris or spills on floors or work surfaces for any amount of time, so you do not tempt them to return.

2. Flies

Only slightly less annoying than ants are the flies that seem to somehow find their way into your home, especially during summer when we leave doors and windows open. They come in search of anything sweet and waste of all descriptions. You can deal with flies with anything from a spray to a rolled-up newspaper, but the real trick is to minimize the number of them that come in, in the first place.

By covering food, especially anything sweet, and making sure everything is clean, it eliminates all of the things that attract them, and they are likely to go in search of easier pickings elsewhere.

3. Spiders

If you thought that one answer to the fly problem might be to encourage spiders, then you may be right. However, the fact that so many people are scared of spiders does not make this a solution for most people in the country. Spiders are most likely to enter your home as it gets colder in search of warmth and food, and unless you do happen to be scared of them, they do very little damage.

However, if you wish to get rid of them, regularly vacuuming your house will cut down the population. If you are a cat owner, you will also find that the number of spiders in your home will take a sharp drop.

Of course, there are more bugs than this, including mosquitos, fleas, and cockroaches – and infestations can be quite common. Yet, it seems most bug-related problems seem to be related to the three mentioned here, which are, luckily, relatively easy to get rid of, especially with professional help.

Thanks to Zoe

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