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Making Sure It's Not 'A Bug's Life' In Your Home

Don’t you just love cozying up on the sofa with a nice woolen throw, during winter? It's nice to grab a book, sit down in a fabric winged chair, put on some cotton socks and curl up to read a few chapters. Even though it's cold outside, you’re nice and snug indoors, watching the snowflakes cover your garden. And just like you, bugs want a piece of your home too. How else are they going to keep breeding during winter, if they don’t use your home as their base of operations? All manners of critters will enter your home and try to set up shop. If you do a few things early on, they will be forced to choose someone else’s home instead.

Repelling spiders

Don’t put conkers in the corners of your rooms to shew away spiders. There’s no proof this works and it's just an old wives tale. However, acid is not tomfoolery and it actually works. Grab an empty spray bottle and fill it up with half vinegar and half water. Spray the corners of your room both the ground and the ceiling and, this should keep spiders away. This will work for small spiders but if you live in a part of the country that has larger tougher spiders, then you’ll need to leave lemon peels in the corners instead. Lemon is full of acid and spiders will not want to touch the peels as they sting. If that doesn’t work, try placing a bulb of garlic in the corners instead. Spiders don’t like the pungent smell garlic gives, but if you’re okay with your living room smelling a bit like your kitchen, then this will do.  However, if you're still uncertain about the necessary steps to take, consider consulting the professionals at Texas Bug Control. They employ eco-friendly and effective techniques, aiming not only to eradicate pests but also to reduce any potential negative impacts on the environment and human health.

What’s that tapping?

You’re sitting at home one day and you hear a gentle tapping in your walls and by your skirting board. At first, you probably thought it was your pet or perhaps just the winter winds putting your home’s structural integrity to the test. However, if it persists you should take a note of it each time it happens. Can you see small little brown pellets lying around? Chances are you have rodents running through the walls and eating your food when you’re in bed. Call pest control and let them scour your home for evidence. When they see signs that rodents are in your home, they will lay down traps instead of poison. If you have small children or pets poison is a dangerous hazard and emits a foul stench. Traps, on the other hand, are precise and they let you know you got the culprit.

Patching up

During this time of year, it's important to patch up anything made of wood. Termites will be rushing to get out of the cold and finding a way in, like a hole in your door is just what they’re looking for. Buy some wood glue and sawdust, to patch things up.

You’re not just fighting against the cold, you’re trying to keep your home just for you and your family. Put some lemon peel in the corner of your room to get a nice fresh smell and keep the spiders at bay.

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