When it comes to keeping your home bug and insect free one of the easiest steps you can take is to make sure that you seal up all the little cracks and holes where they could enter. Sealing all the gaps, cracks and holes does more than just save you money on your electric bill, it also will prevent bugs and insects from getting in.
Start by examining the exterior of your home with a critical eye. Look for damaged or missing sections of siding, cracks in foundations, loose or crumbling brick and rotted wood. Repair and replace any spot that shows signs of damage. Then seal your home and repair small cracks using caulk.
Caulk is inexpensive, easy to apply and can go a long way towards keeping bugs out. Add caulk around window and door frames, as well as around any air intake or exhaust grilles. Use caulk to patch small cracks in foundations and siding, or use it to seal joints where the siding meets the roof or foundation. Latex varieties are best if you plan to paint over them, while clear silicone caulk is more flexible and less likely to dry out and crack over time. Keep a constant eye and replace caulking as needed.
Once your home is properly sealed use a natural product such as Nature-Cide to eliminate further bugs and insects. Nature-Cide is 100% natural and safe to use around children and pets. It works by causing the bugs to shed their exoskeleton prematurely resulting in death. Nature-Cide will keep your home bug free while also protecting your family from the toxic chemicals typically found in home pesticides and insecticides.