How To Keep Bugs From Getting In

If you have a creepy crawly situation in your home, it’s time to send those bugs headed to another home.  Eliminating 4 bug entry points can help prevent insects from becoming unwanted guests.

Repair window or door screens

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.

Weatherproof the open spaces around windows and doors

Weatherproof the open spaces around windows and doors, particularly between the bottom of the door and the floor.  Using an item like Gaps and Cracks spray foam can help secure many variable sized locations.  Adding window and door sealant trim can help reduce entrances and aren’t unsightly additions to your home.

Check vents, utility pipes, and other openings

Check vents, utility pipes, and other openings into the home that may need to be sealed, replaced, or repaired.  Use a flashlight to check the size of the exposed opening.  Applying Gaps and Cracks Insulating Foam Sealant can help secure various-sized areas.

Caulk any points where bugs can enter

Caulk any points where bugs can enter your home from the outside, such as wall cracks or crevices.  Areas around window air conditioners are a prime spot for critters crawling in.

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