Having to deal with an unending amount of bugs or insects inside your Dallas home can be very frustrating. Rather than waiting until they’re already invading your space, consider taking some preventative action. At Bryan & Bryan Inspections, we want to give you some tips on how to keep these little buggers outside where they belong. While not every pest control solution is foolproof, these action steps will, at the very least, minimize the vermin entering your Dallas home.

6 Ways to Prevent Pest Infestations in Your Home (Part 1)

1. Repair Doors & Windows 

Insects are notorious for squeezing through the smallest gaps. Keep those critters outside by repairing doors and windows that are broken or damaged. A warped door can leave the tiniest gap for ants or spiders to walk through. Rips or tears in screens leave wide openings for flies and bees to fly into, and a window that doesn’t seal tightly is an open door for all kinds of bugs.

2. Seal Cracks & Crevices

While you’re repairing doors and windows, you may also want to check the exterior of your home for small cracks and crevices. Pests can easily enter these gaps and wreak havoc in your home. Check areas such as the foundation, siding, and roof shingles as well as any holes around utility, phone, or cable lines. A few good solutions for sealing any breaches you find are copper mesh, coarse steel wool, sheet metal, and cement.

3. Reduce Vegetation Around Your Home

While bushes and shrubs along the exterior of your home can be a charming addition to your Dallas residence, they can also harbor pests and insects. By trimming bushes or planting any new shrubs away from your home, you can help to prevent these vermin from using your greenery as an entryway into your personal living space. 

Superior Pest Control in Dallas

When you need superior pest control for your Dallas area home, contact us at (866) 484-8318. You can also request a quote online. We provide several residential and commercial inspections including home inspections, stucco inspections, mold testing, and more.

Source: Lupo, Lisa Jo. “10 Tips to Become Your Home’s Pest Defender.” Web article. The Spruce. Dotdash, 15 Jul. 2020. Web. 26 Jan. 2022.