As the days get warmer, bugs get more active. They want food, shelter and perhaps a place to settle down and start a family. And there is nothing wrong with that – as long as that place is not your home. Keep reading to learn how to make your home as repulsive as possible to these invertebrate critters.
Prevention before pesticides
Before you coat your home with aerosol, learn how to prevent pests from entering in the first place. The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service recommends the following tips for bug-proofing your home:
Call in reinforcements
No, not the exterminator, but Mother Nature. Natural predators can go a long way in reducing the pest population around your home. Trees, shrubs and birdbaths attract bug-loving birds and bats. Plant flowers to attract helpful insects like flower flies and wasps. Wildflowers and other annuals are excellent choices – and they can add a splash of color to your yard.