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2 Tips For Keeping Pests Out Of Your Home

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There aren't many people that get excited at the sight of a giant bug crawling along their kitchen floor.  If you have a pest issue in your home, you have likely exhausted every method possible in your attempts to rid your home of these unwanted guests.  However, there are a few other techniques that you may not have thought about that may be the key to minimizing the number of pests around your house.  Use this information to learn more about what you can do to keep pests out of your home.

Avoid LED Lights

As you may know, many bugs are naturally attracted to light.  This is why it's important to be mindful of the kind of lighting that you use to illuminate the outside spaces near your home. Recent evidence has shown that light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs are more attractive to insects.  If you use these bulbs, it could lead to more bugs being attracted to your home, with some of then eventually finding a way in.  While LEDs are becoming quite popular because of their eco-friendly branding, they may not be the best choice if you have a bug problem.

Instead of LED lights, use yellow bulbs.  Yellow bulbs will attract fewer insects, hopefully decreasing the number of bugs that end up inside of your home.

Seal Up Those Gaps

Because some bugs have the ability to make themselves smaller than their normal size, it's important for you to seal up any gaps around your home to make it more difficult for them to get in.  If there is even a tiny space underneath your front or back doors, you will want to install an aluminum plate on the bottom of the doors so that it will be a barrier for bugs.

Windows are also a common point of entry, so be sure to use caulking to seal around each of the windows in your house. 

If you have cable lines that lead directly outside, seal off the place where the cord penetrates the wall, since this area can allow a number of different bugs to enter your home.  An added benefit that you may discover after you seal up the gaps around your house is better energy efficiency, since less of your indoor air will seep outside.

You don't have to live in fear of pests inside of your own home.  Start using these tips right away so you can keep the insects out of your abode. If you'd rather have a pest control company deal with your bugs, visit Affordable Pest Control Inc.