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Protect your home: Be bug-free this winter

Posted at 1:18 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 14:18:10-05

They can be in your attic, the basement and even under your bed. Bugs will go anywhere to escape the cold and harsh weather. When you see them you know to spray them, but how do you stop seeing them in your home?

First, declutter your home. Piles of books, toys or newspapers are good hiding places for bugs. And watch out for your kitchen. Grain moths, ants and flour beetles love this area of the house.

To keep them away, be sure you seal things such as flour, baking mixes, crackers, sweets, nuts and spices. One trick - try putting your flour in the freezer.

Look out from what you bring inside your house. Firewood, compost bins and yard waste are hiding places for bugs. If you have any standing water that could attract mosquitoes, be sure to rid of weeds and plant debris which can house pests. Finally, be sure to clean weekly, this gets rid of crumbs and remove any eggs left behind, keeping uninvited guests out.

Another tip is to check all the windows and doors in your home. It is easy for insects to fit through the cracks and come through.