Wear and tear allows easy access for insects through openings such as windows, doors and cracks. Here are some tips to keep pests out of your house:
* Know your bug. If you have a pesky bug you cannot control, catch it and do your research. Put the bug in a glass container, and further examine it while doing online research in order to find suggestions to keep them out of the house.
* Do-it-yourself projects. Bugs enter the home for food, water, protection from the weather and simply by accident. Be sure to tackle your outdoor and indoor DIY projects to repair any damage, including weather stripping windows and doors and filling in any cracks in the wall or flooring.
* Don’t bring bugs home. Shopping at a local flea market or garage sale is a fun way to spend summer days, but beware as bugs may be near. Be sure to check the purchases you make at each location for signs of insects. It's easy to get an infestation if you bring unwanted bugs into your home.
-- Family Features