How to Bug-Proof Your Home

Remove the Temptations

Since you won’t be able to keep out every single bug or insect that thinks your home should be his home, your second line of defense happens inside. The key is to make your home as uncomfortable as possible for pests. Keep kitchens, family rooms, and dining areas clean from crumbs and make sure your pantry items are stored securely so the bugs won’t find a food source (this includes pet food, a favorite of many pests); eliminate clutter piles where insects could hide or nest. Remember that trash counts as food for bugs, so empty your cans regularly.

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