Being able to open your windows to get fresh air in your home is one of the best perks of summer. The only problem is that fresh air isn’t the only thing that makes its way into your home; most of the time that fresh air is accompanied by creepy crawlies that you don’t want in your home.
So to keep your home creepy crawly free and still be able to enjoy your windows being open; here are some great ideas for you to try.
What You Can Do to Deter Bugs
We specialize in windows, not bug control. But, the guys at Pest USA had these great tips to share on how to keep bugs out of your home in the summer.
- Keep your home clean and organized; in addition to having a relaxing and welcoming living space, cleaning up messes is crucial for keeping bugs away. Clothing on the floor (along with boxes and anything else you may have lying around) is a prime place for pests to take shelter.
- Never leave food out; this is the biggest no-no when it comes to deterring bugs. Quite the contrary, as it basically serves as an open invitation. You can toss or seal it, just don’t let food sit on counters or tables.
- Address the common entry points; not only will sealing up doors and windows minimize the chances of bugs getting in, it will also make your home more energy-efficient by keeping the cool air from escaping.
- Deterrence is the key; you can make an effective household barrier on the cheap by just using some common household products. Mix an equal solution of water and vinegar and spray it around the inside and outside of your home.
Your Window Screens
A simple window screen on your window will go a long way in keeping the bugs outside where they belong. Any screen that fits your window will do just fine in keeping the bugs out, but if you are looking for a screen that will keep clean and is easier to see out of, try our TruScene Insect Screen for your windows.
For more information contact us today.