Along with the best parts of spring, warm weather, flowers in bloom, comes bugs. Big bugs and little bugs and flying bugs will all make their appearance into your home as they wake from their winter slumber.
There are a wide array of options when it comes to chemical pesticides typically used as a bug repellent. You can choose child and pet safe options or even try an ultrasonic device that you can purchase at a grocery store or the big box stores. However, there are more effective natural remedies that you can try as well.
If you like birds and don’t mind them around, you can try adding bird feeders around your garden and yard areas. This is a great all-natural method to help repel bugs.
All Natural Plants
There are many plant species that help to repel insects. You could try any of these in and around your yard and garden area to help repel bugs:
Many plants work well at repelling mosquitos. These include:
Set these on windowsills, in and around your yard, near entryways, and enjoy both the foliage as well as the fragrance.
Seal Off Entry’s
Pets and bugs love your doors almost as much as you do. Unfortunately, once they move in, they don’t want to leave the comfort of your home. Make sure that they can’t get in to keep your home pest-free. Here are some tips to help you seal off your homes entries:
- Seal window frames
- Seal off AC units using caulking
- Repair any holes or gaps in walls and siding
- Seal off dryer vents
- Seal up plumbing
- Install door and window coverings
If the pest issue is serious you may wish to consider calling a Pest-control specialist immediately.
Avoid standing water in your yard. Bug thrive on stagnant water. Puddles, ponds, and other water sources are ideal breeding grounds for mosquitos. Make sure that you dump buckets of water and any decorations.
You can also cover water sources such as ponds, pools, and other items until you’re going to be using them. Keep all maintenance current and make sure that you’re properly cleaning pools and ponds to ensure that they don’t become breeding grounds for mosquitos.
As frost and snow begin to melt you’ll suddenly find areas that are uncovered and ideal breeding grounds for bugs. The best way to prevent attracting large populations of such bugs is to remove weeds and debris once winter makes its exit. Seal trash in containers and make sure that lids are secure. Avoid leaving food out for any length of time and store all foods in sealed containers.
Clean up dead trees and plants that have died over the winter months. Remove rotten trunks immediately and make sure that any decaying foliage is cleaned up. Always try to remove and clean things up in a timely fashion so that you’re not inundated by the bugs breeding. Contact a local arborist or gardener if you need help removing such debris.
Today, security screens can also help to prevent infestations. These solutions help you to enjoy spring without the bugs. At XL Security & Blinds we have great solutions and would be happy to help you find the ideal solution for your needs.
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