Hello, and welcome back to the Metro Screenworks, your one stop for all things screens! In our last blog post, we began talking about how to keep unwanted insect guests out of your home and out of your life.
No one wants surprise houseguests, especially those six and eight-legged ones! Last time, we suggested a couple of ways to keep bug friends out: decluttering your home and replacement window screens.
Clutter attracts bugs, giving them ample places to burrow into. Decluttering gets rids all those places so there is no place to hide. Having torn or ill-fitting screens is like leaving the door wide open for any bug to waltz right in, set down his suitcases, and opportunities to plan for their new life. Our replacement screens, especially our no-see-um screen, can keep even the smallest pests out. Keep reading to learn more about how to keep bugs out and be sure to shop our online screen store for highly-quality window screens, screen doors, and other high-quality screen products.
Seal Foundation Cracks
If you put yourself in the shoes of a bug, most of your life is spent crawling around looking for food, avoiding predators, and in search of the next best digs. Finding cracks in your foundation that lead to a cool, dark, basement makes for one happy bug. Bugs love dark, cool places. Seal up your foundation and say goodbye to your bug Airbnb.
Prevent Excess Moisture
In addition to dark, cool spaces, dampness is another bug home must. Water is a necessity for all life, even bugs. Standing water, whether it be in your yard or in your home, is seen as an open invitation for bugs to come on over. Even keeping pet dishes inside can keep the creepy crawlies away. Mold that develops from water damage and humidity can also attract six-legged and eight-legged creatures: be sure to address these issues right away! Mold can create health problems and structural issues for your home as well.
Remove Food Sources
Keeping your pet’s food dishes inside will also remove a hefty food source for bugs to be tempted by. Cleaning your kitchen regularly, vacuuming up crumbs, wiping down all cooking appliances and surfaces can also help your bug problem to subside and possible disappear, because no one really likes a hotel that doesn’t serve free breakfast.
Unlike other houseguests, bugs love a dirty house. It gives them plenty of dusty food particles and other debris to live on and use to make a comfortable home for themselves. Dusting and vacuuming frequently will make your home less enticing for little bug friends to come visit. Vacuuming may also remove eggs that have been laid by your uninvited guests. Cleaning your bathrooms and kitchens regularly will also be a deterrent.
Check For Other Entrances
It isn’t just foundation cracks and screen tears that invite bugs inside. Any gap — under doors, around vents, and other spaces — can let bug guests in to set down their moving boxes, and move in. Take a look at your doors and see if they are in need of repair and use sealant such as caulk or foam spray around vents and other gaps.
Shop Our Replacement Window Screens Online!
We can’t help you kick your bug pests to the curb. However, Metro Screenworks offers replacement window screens that are made from high-quality materials and can do so much more for you than keep the bugs out. Shop Metro Screenworks online screen store for solar screen, pet screen, air filtration screen, copper screen, retractable screen, and more! Need a new screen door? We have those too! Shop now!