During the spring and summer months, you have probably noticed that there are more pests taking over your home.  However, if you would like to prevent that from happening this year, be sure that you keep these very simple and very effective solutions ready to deploy.  If you do that, you will have no problem shutting down your pest infestation as quickly as it arises.

Be sure that you seal any gaps in your home

The best way to keep pests out of your home is to not give them anyway to get in.  So, for this reason, you are going to want to search for any type of gaps that may be allowing them into your garage or attic area.  When you are doing this, be sure that you are not only looking for larger sized gaps, but for smaller ones as well. This can include areas that have electrical lines and different types of pipes entering or exiting your home.  

Mice, bugs and just about any other pest you can think of is going to love these smaller gaps and you can rest assured that they will take advantage of them.  So be sure that you fill them up with some type of caulking or even an expanding foam insulation. If you do this, you will be able to keep the pests out.

Store all your firewood away from your house

When it comes to firewood, it can actually become a huge magnet for the pests that you are trying to keep out.  While your firewood may be outside, the pests that utilize it will be more than happy for you to bring them inside according to Pest Aid.  Because of this, be sure that you are storing any and all of your firewood a minimum of 20 feet away from your home.  Doing this is going to help keep all of those unwanted pests away too.

Don’t be afraid to use fresh herbs

If you are constantly having mosquitoes crash your backyard events, try throwing some fresh sage or rosemary onto your backyard bonfire.  Once you do this, you will be amazed at how effective it is for keeping those pesky mosquitoes at bay.

Repair any screens that may be torn

Window screens, any type of mosquito nets and just about every other similar type of barrier that is designed to keep those spring and summer pests outside should always be in top notch shape.  Just keep in mind that these types of barriers are only going to work if they are providing complete protection.  

So as long as the frame is still in great shape and not to dinged up or bent out of shape, repairs to these types of barriers are going to be pretty easy and worth the little work that is involved.  In fact, repairing these barriers should only take you a few minutes unless the damage is catastrophic, which you will then want to replace it so that it can help keep the pests out.