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10 DIY Pest Control Tips to Keep Your Home Bug-Free

Ants, cockroaches, bees, wasps, spiders, and mosquitoes are some of the most common bugs that regularly make their way inside Orlando homes. Fortunately, some of the easiest pest control methods are ones you can start right now. Here are some DIY pest control tricks to keep your property bug-free.

DIY Pest Control and Prevention Tips

  1. Clean Your Yard

    Your yard is your first line of defense. Eliminate standing water by making sure you have adequate drainage. Regularly mow your lawn and weed it as frequently as possible. Trees and shrubs should be trimmed away from your house.

  2. Seal It Up

    One of the most common ways pests get into your home is through broken seals around doors and windows. Check your home for potential gaps and consider using a door sweep or window screens.

  3. Remove Humidity

    It’s surprising how much humidity can affect your home when it comes to pest control. Extra moisture in attics and crawl spaces make these places ideal for bugs. A dehumidifier will usually solve this issue.

  4. Secure Your Trash

    Garbage bins are another prime source of food for bugs. Properly seal your trash with a self-closing lid, and sanitize your trash cans regularly.

  5. Keep It Fresh

    Dirty laundry is a favorite for mites and bed bugs. Make sure to frequently do laundry for you and your pet’s bedding.

  6. Fill the Gap

    Large openings in vents and chimneys are hard-to-reach spaces bugs can get through. Use a wire mesh to prevent them from entering.

  7. Repair Cracks

    Cracks in your home’s exterior aren’t just unsightly – they’re prime entry points for bugs. Repair any cracks or missing sections with caulk.

  8. Pick Up Clutter

    The more clutter you have, the greater chance bugs can go unnoticed. Regularly pick up and throw out trash to keep your home neat.

  9. Use Natural Repellents

    A backyard garden is not only pretty but can serve as natural pest control. Plants such as mint, rosemary, basil and catnip produce a strong smell that keeps pests at bay.

  10. Rely on Professional Pest Control Services

    Ultimately, the best and most effective pest control option is consulting with a professional. Pest control experts have the skills, equipment, and techniques to remove pests safely and permanently.

Call Your Local Pest Control Experts

The experienced technicians at Critter Control® of Orlando use safe, non-toxic and eco-friendly methods to remove nuisance pests and keep them from returning. To schedule your inspection and receive a free pest control estimate, call Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407-295-7194.


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