Most people are concerned with the bugs inside their homes, or “house bugs” as they are often called, without any thought to where the bugs came from., or how they get into the house to begin with.
The fact is, that all house bugs come from somewhere, and that somewhere is the great, or, in this case, not so great outdoors. Nature is a wonderful thing, until it decides to move into your kitchen or bedroom!
The fact is, that all bugs are outdoor bugs, and they have natural habitats, that usually provide what they want and need. Those wants and needs revolve around the same sort of needs that we humans have, like food, water and shelter. When outdoor bugs become house bugs, it is because they are seeking these, dare I say, “creature comforts”.
The best way to deal with house bugs, is to keep them outdoors where they belong. On a very simple level, that means excluding them from your home with barriers. That is, your walls, floors, roof and ceiling. Bugs are ever probing and persistent, and will find any holes, cracks, and crevices in your home, so you have to plug them up. Pest Prevention Exclusion Caulking Cracks will help you get started. Stopping pests, before they have a chance to try to get into your home is a better strategy. We have some helpful tips on doing this: Stopping Outdoor Pests From Coming Indoors: 12 Simple Prevention Tips and How to Keep Bugs Out of Your House should help.
In fact, we have a step by step program to help you keep outdoor bugs from becoming house bugs.