From flies to centipedes, we’ve all encountered an insect before, but the place where you don’t want to encounter them is in your home. Bugs find a way into your home in many different ways, but here is a list of 5 things to keep the inside of your home bug free.
1. Spray the Plants
If you haven’t used the proper insecticide for your house plants, your plants may become a playground of insects. Espoma Earth tone Insecticidal Soap is a great organic systemic control.
2. Trim the Hedges
Insects use the branches and shrubs outside of your house to find those passages inside. Trim trees and shrubs so the branches don’t touch the house. It’s also a good idea to keep ground cover and other plants at least 18 inches from your house’s foundation.
3. Attack the Firewood
Many insects live and breed inside or under stacks of firewood. Keep that from happening by removing old logs and keeping the firewood neatly stacked far from the house.
4. Prepare the Defense
Defending your home with Ortho Home Defense Max Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter1 will ensure bug control for up to 12 months. The product is odor-free and does not stain. The packaging is designed with a comfort wand applicator that has a continuous, adjustable spray! There are different application modes for indoor or outdoor use.
5. Keep it Clean
Needless to say, leaving tasty crumbs on the floor or giving bugs a great water supply offers insects a reason to invade your home. Repair leaky faucets and backed-up drains that attract bugs and be sure to clean those other sources of food.
Follow these tips, and you’ll be on your way to eliminating home invaders. Be sure to visit the experts at English Gardens Garden Pharmacy for questions on anything that’s bugging you.