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by Nick Marr on Jun 25, 2019

The joy of summer is often mixed with the dread of having to deal with bugs. It often seems that the moment summer arrives at your home and garden becomes full of bugs. When some of these, like flies and mosquitoes, can carry dangerous diseases, it’s tempting to just lock yourself back into your house!

Fortunately, you don’t have to! Instead, you need to take a few simple steps to keep the bugs away and enjoy your summer.

If you notice an issue then you need to call the local exterminator, they can help you to identify and eliminate any issue. Although it may be tempting to try DIY solutions, you’ll find that it is more cost-effective and much faster to let the professional pest control do their job.

This is why, surprisingly, you should call in the experts in the springtime, they’ll be able to identify potential issues and help you to take steps to prevent them from becoming a problem.

Using Nature

Bugs don’t generally like strong smells like lavender and peppermint. These are most effective when crushed, or you can use the essential oils. Place them on windowsills and by your doors to discourage pests from entering.

You should also put some peppermint, citronella, and rosemary plants in your garden, especially around where you sit. This will help to reduce the appearance of bugs in your garden.

Anti-Bug Spray

Another great tip that will help you, even when you’re not at home, is to cover yourself in insect repellant. This will prevent the bugs from landing on you and taking a bite, no matter how tasty you usually appear.

Of course, you’ll need to apply it regularly and it will make swimming harder; you’ll need to wash the bug spray off and re-apply after your swim.

get buggy

Check Your Home

It’s common to react to a bug infestation, and in some cases, you may not realize you have an issue until it is an infestation.

However, being vigilant will help you to support the signs, such as dead bugs, bug excretions, or even visible signs of activity near your home.

If this is the case then you’ll need to identify their entry/exit point and eliminate it as quickly as possible. Gaps around doors and windows are a particular favorite for bugs but so are open windows, you may need to invest in some fly screens.

You should also keep an eye on the soil by your home, if it is against the wall of your home then you are presenting a welcoming mat to termites. If possible get rid of the soil and replace it with concrete.

Bug Traps

It is also a good idea to create a few bug traps and hang them around the outside of your property; These consist of a plastic bottle cut in half, the top is inserted upside down in the base and sugared water is put in the base. The bugs will be attracted into the trap but will be unable to figure out how to get out.

You’ll be able to assess the size of any issue you have by the number of bugs you collect.

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Nick Marr

Nick Marr

Nick Marr is an Entrepreneur, Digital Marketing Executive, Leadership Coach and founder of several online businesses. Nick works with thousands of real estate agents worldwide as the founder of overseas property platforms Europeanproperty.com and Homesgofast.com.

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