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Now that temperatures are starting to warm up again after the colder winter weather, most people will start to notice more bugs and other pests venturing into their homes and around their property. While this is completely natural, no one really wants to share their home with these guys. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep bugs away and prevent them from becoming a problem.

To help you see how this can be done, here are three ways to protect your home from pests this spring. 

Make Sure Your Home Is Sealed Tight

Arguably the best thing you can do to keep bugs and other pests from coming into your house in the springtime is to make it impossible for them to find entrance in the first place. 

While you’re going to have to open doors to come in and out of your own house, any other holes or cracks in your home should be sealed up as soon as you notice them. Pests and bugs can enter your home from even the smallest of spaces. So before things warm up too much, spend some time looking around both the interior and the exterior of your home. If you see any holes or cracks that pests could enter into, fill them up with caulking or other materials so that you can properly seal your home tight

Be Careful With Leaving Food Out

One thing that will quickly and easily bring pests to your home is having accessible food for them. Keep in mind that not all pests eat the same food that we do, so just keeping your own food put away will only help to a certain extent.

Food that can be found outside, like other bugs or even pet foods, can also bring pests to your home and make them not want to leave. So when you’re storing anything that could be eaten by the pests in your area, make sure you keep it in an airtight container so that pests can’t easily smell or gain access to it. 

Don’t Make Homes Easy To Find

Along with food, having a comfortable place to hunker down into will also make pests want to turn your home into their home. Knowing this, you should prioritize making your home and property a place where pests can’t easily make or find a home. 

In most instances, this will include doing things like keeping clutter picked up and put away. Cleaning regularly can also help keep bugs at bay, as their homes in frequently be distrubed. And if you’re wanting pests to stay away from the exterior of your home, try to keep shrubs and other debris a certain distance away from your home. 

If you’re worried about pests taking over your home as the warm weather approaches, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you learn how you can keep them away.


Anna Johansson

Anna is a freelance writer and researcher from the Olympia, WA area who loves to obsess about weird topics and then write about them. When she isn't writing, she is outside on her bike and comtemplating her eventual trip to graduate school.

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Anna Johansson

Anna is a freelance writer and researcher from the Olympia, WA area who loves to obsess about weird topics and then write about them. When she isn't writing, she is outside on her bike and comtemplating her eventual trip to graduate school.

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