How To Keep Bugs From Getting In Your Home

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If you have a creepy crawly situation in your home, it’s time to send those bugs headed to another home. Eliminating bug entry points can help prevent insects from becoming unwanted guests. Learn the best way to prevent pests from getting in your home with Lou Manfredini, Ace's Home Expert.

Bug Prevention Tips

  • Repair window or door screens that are ripped or don’t fit tightly. From crawling to flying, a torn screen is a great entrance into your home.  Fixing a screen is easy, but if you’re a “do it for me” kind of person, many Ace locations have a screen repair service that can handle the job for you.
  • Weatherproofing the open spaces around windows and doors, particularly between the bottom of the door and the floor is so important to keeping critters out.  Using an item like Gap and Crack spray foam can help secure many variable sized locations.  Adding window and door sealant trim can help reduce bug entrances and aren’t unsightly additions to your home.
  • Check vents, utility pipes, and other openings into the home that may need to be sealed, replaced, or repaired.
  • Caulk any points where bugs can enter your home from the outside, such as wall cracks or crevices.  Areas around window air conditioner are a prime spot for critters crawling in.
  • Don’t just kills bugs; create a bug barrier with Ortho® Home Defense® Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter2 with Comfort Wand®. Whether you have ants, spiders, roaches or other home-invading insects, you can count on Ortho® to keep them out. Simply plug in the Comfort Wand®, and with one touch you can kill and protect against pests.

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Published on 2/23/2022.

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