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How to keep insects and flies at bay?

May 14th 2014 at 3:43 AM

During summers, flies and insects pose a lot of problem for homeowners. They infest in different parts of homes and contaminate eatables and drinks. Insects also cause serious allergies, rashes and skin infections and make it quite uncomfortable for homeowners to live inside their homes. Want to keep insects and flies at bay? Try these simple tips

Install insect screens and fly doors

Insect screens and fly doors provide the best solution to keep insects and flies out of homes and offices. You can install them on your windows and doors to let cool and pleasant air inside your home without letting the annoying and pestering bugs invade your home. There are many other advantages of installing insect screens. They allow you to keep your doors and windows open without worrying about insects. During hot and humid weather you can keep the interiors of your home cool. You can also cut down on your use of air conditioning and can save on electricity bills. Since insect screens and fly doors come in various designs and styles you can improve the aesthetic appearance of your home by putting them on your windows and doors.

Keep your home neat and clean

Insects and flies love to breed in dirty and filthy environment. If you keep your home neat and clean you can discourage them from flying inside your home. Make sure that kids do not spill any food or drinks on floor. Likewise, you must not leave any food or sweets on your kitchen countertop. Always wipe the counter after you have finished cooking. Flies do not like to visit places that do not offer them tasty food.

Minimise the use of lights in your garden and patio

Since insects are attracted to light you can prevent them from entering your home by keeping the exterior of your home dark. Though it is not advisable to keep your garden and outside area completely dark you can limit the number of lights. By using low voltage bulbs or lights you can reduce the number of bugs and flies that enter your home during evening.

Remove weeds from your garden

Insects usually hide themselves in weeds and large leafy plants in gardens. Make sure that you remove all the weeds from around your house. When there would be no weeds for insects and flies to take shelter in, they would eventually leave your place and would look for some other home to dwell in.

There are many other ways to deal with insects and flies. You can put scented candles in your home. Bugs hate them and avoid them completely. Other option is to buy sprays for killing flies and insects.

Of all, insect screens and fly doors are the most effective means of keeping insects and flies out and of keeping your private abode healthy and comfortable.

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