Ants, spiders, and centipedes find their way into your home creating quite a stir. The first thought of any homeowner is to get the traps, spray and vacuum out to take care of the pests. The problem with that thought is that it only eliminates the insects you see, and doesn't prevent future bugs from causing havoc. The surprising answer to this problem can be found in a $3 can.
Spray Foam Insulation
What did you think it was a magical product you never heard of? Well, believe it or not a can of spray insulation foam is the $3 answer to bugs getting into your home.
Often overlooked, small cracks and holes are all around your house where pipes and wires enter the foundation. Once an insect finds these holes, they leave a road map to other insects, allowing them to enter anytime they please. The best way to keep insects out of your house for good is to spray foam in these areas, blocking their entrance.
Using spray foam is an easy process. Once you've located all the small holes around your home, simply invert the can and fill each area with foam. You'll want to spray both the outside of the opening, as well as the opening from the inside of your home. To see this in action, check out our video below:
Additional Tips to Keep Insects Out
In addition to spraying foam into openings along your house, keep your foundation clear of any debris and firewood. Insects often hang out in this debris, using it as a home to reproduce and create more tiny invaders. Keep firewood and trash cans far away from your home, at least 10 feet away from the foundation.
Weed Pro's Perimeter Pest Spray
Some insects, such as ants, leave pheromone trails into your home for other insects to follow. Killing the insect does not get rid of the pheromone trail. Weed Pro's Perimeter Pest spray is effective at keeping insects out of your home by creating a invisible barrier around your foundation, blocking these pheromones and deterring insects from trying to get into your house.
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Insects in your home can be both frustrating and unsanitary. But don’t worry there a few simple things you can do to protect your home! Weed Pro’s Pest and Insect Prevention Guide provides you with simple tips on keeping the creepy crawlies out. Download your free copy by clicking on the button below.
Shaun Kanary has been a part of the Green Industry for the past 15 years. As the Director of Marketing for Weed Pro Lawn Care, a Cleveland and Columbus Lawn Care Service Provider, Shaun is a regular contributor to the Weed Pro Blog, and other industry magazines and blogs.
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