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Keeping Your Home Bug-Free: Easy Pest Prevention Tips


Pest infestations can easily disturb your peace of mind; not only are they plainly disgusting and unsanitary, but they are also super annoying. From rodents, roaches, and flies to termites, the whole lot of them make you feel like not staying at your own house, and can you imagine if others see you living in such conditions?  

The best way to get rid of pests is to make sure you don’t get them in the first place; in this case, prevention is better than cure. So in this blog, that’s what we’re going to focus on: how to keep your home bug-free.

Here are some of the best and easiest pest prevention tips.

Deeply clean your house.

The most important factor in preventing pests is to maintain a clean and tidy home. Pests thrive in a dirty environment, and by tidying up, you are solving half the issue. Also, make sure there is no clutter, as those pesky intruders and rodents can easily move around in the nooks and crannies of cluttered spaces. Focus on dark and damp places like beneath beds, couches, wardrobes, and cupboards.

Your best bet is to consider getting a deep cleaning done, especially if you haven’t cleaned your house thoroughly in a long time, if you are moving to a new place that was previously occupied, or if you just don’t want any hassle.

Keep the kitchen clean.

The kitchen is usually the hotspot for roaches, rodents, and other pests, so you have to make it a point to tidy the kitchen after every use. Do not leave used utensils in the sink overnight or for long periods of time. Also, do not keep food or any kitchen utensils open, and always store ingredients in airtight containers. 

Clean the kitchen counters and floor, as it is easy for small bits of food to slip away and later attract unwelcome guests. To deter the annoying flies, you can grow basil in pots in your kitchen, as flies cannot stand the smell of basil. It also makes your kitchen more aesthetic.

Seal all Cracks and Holes.

No matter how clean your house is, if there are small cracks or gaps in your house’s windows, doors, or walls, you are basically inviting pests into your home. These sneaky creatures, like rats, can easily crawl through a hole as small as a pencil; on the other hand, pests like flies and roaches can make their way through even smaller crevices. 

Hence, it is crucial to close the gaps around places like utility pipelines, ducts, or the openings of exhaust fans. There should also be no gaps between doors or window frames. 

Store Trash Properly.

Unkempt trash bins are basically breeding grounds for pests like cockroaches and other bugs, and they can easily enter your homes from your trash bins. To prevent bugs from invading your bins, you need to properly handle and store your trash.

The trash must always be covered and must be disposed of every night, and you must regularly clean the area around where your trash cans are kept. Make sure to clean immediately if there are any spills.

No Stagnant Water

This one is well known, but it is still ignored. Mosquitoes and several other insects breed in stagnant water. So make sure the drains outside your house are clean and there are no places for water to stagnate, like your gardens or other corners. 

Mosquitoes spread deadly diseases like dengue and malaria, so make sure to take all the necessary precautions. Consider installing screens to keep them at bay.

Employ natural pest-control methods.

There are several natural ingredients easily available at home that you can use to fight off pests. These natural methods are effective and safe to use. These methods are better if you have infants or people with breathing disorders in your home.

  • You can place plants like mint, tea tree, citronella, and lemongrass near entry points like doors and windows, as their odor naturally deters pests and they have a pleasant smell.
  • You can spray essential oils like peppermint oil or eucalyptus oils mixed with water to reduce ants, mosquitoes, and flies.
  • You can sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and sugar to get rid of roaches.
  • To keep bugs at bay, wipe down kitchen surfaces with a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water.

It is not very difficult to keep your home free from pests; all you need to do is maintain a clean environment and make sure there are no entry points. In case you need help with deep cleaning services in Bangalore, Intellisol is the go-to place. We offer professional and affordable deep cleaning services.

If it is too late and there’s already an infestation in your place, do not worry. Intellisol provides the best pest control service in Bangalore, and we guarantee to get rid of those pests for you. 

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