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Insects and pests may invade your house for a number of different reasons. They might enter your home on the lookout for food, water, or shelter, or they may even settle in your garden outside.

Whatever their motivation is, it’s important to take the necessary measures to prevent bugs and unwanted pests from setting up home in your house.

Discover our expert’s top tips for getting rid of bugs.

How to keep bugs away from your house

If you’ve got a bunch of bugs in your home, there’s many effective pest control solutions that can get rid of them. However, it is always advisable to consult a decontamination professional before attempting to do anything yourself. This is because certain methods are more effective than others depending on the type of insect or pest involved.

What are the most common household bugs in Quebec?

Here’s some insects that you may come across in your house in Quebec:

Spiders

Even though they are not the most popular of creatures, spiders can be very useful around the house. These eight-legged insects are the predators of many common household pests, including flies, ants, fleas, and cockroaches. By eating these insects, spiders help to control the amount of pests in your house.

Ants

Of all the pests that can invade your house, ants are often the most annoying. They are constantly on the lookout for food and will swarm towards a tiny crumb left lying around. It can be difficult to get rid of ants once they have established a colony in your house.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are another type of domestic pest that lots of people aren’t keen on. These insects are often associated with poor hygiene and dirt and can be very difficult to get rid of once they have settled in your home. Additionally, cockroaches can be carriers of diseases, which makes them a health concern as well as a significant annoyance.

Flies

Flies are a very common household pest, attracted by food and waste. They can quickly become a very irritating problem. As well as the incessant sound that they make, flies can carry diseases such as salmonella and E-coli, which also makes them a big health risk.

 

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How to effectively get rid of house bugs

We often say that it is better to prevent than to cure, which applies perfectly to this situation. If you find that you’re often the victim of insect infestations in your house, consider taking some of the following actions to prevent insects from invading your property in the future.

Keep the house clean and tidy

One of the best ways to deter insects and other pests is to keep your house clean and tidy. You should regularly vacuum and clean surfaces with effective products such as white vinegar and bleach etc.

Pay particular attention to damp areas, the garbage can, and any piles of clutter taking up space in your bedroom or garage.

Avoid leaving food lying around and make sure to keep your kitchen cupboards shut.

Seal all entry points

As every property owner knows, keeping insects out of your home is an endless battle. If you notice ants or other insects crawling around your home, it’s important to find out where they’re coming from. Once you have located their entry point, try to seal it and remove any nearby food sources that could attract them into your home.

The best insect repellents

There are lots of ways, both natural and otherwise, that can help get rid of household pests. If you’ve already tried caulking or insulating your home, here’s some additional methods for you to try:

White vinegar

White vinegar has a great reputation for repelling insects and for good reason. White vinegar is one of your best weapons against insects, as well as being an excellent surface cleaner. We recommend that you get a spray bottle and fill it with white vinegar, cider vinegar, and a little water and then shake it. This solution works wonders. By spraying it a few times onto your household pests, they’ll vanish in no time.

Lemons

Have you got a mosquito problem at home? If yes, keep pots of lemongrass, pelargoniums, or lemon balm outside on your patio. You’ll be able to eat outside in a peaceful, insect-free garden all summer long!

Fragrant plants

Fragrant herbs are very effective against insects. Simply place rosemary, basil, mint, and lavender seeds on your windowsills and in your garden and this will keep insects out of your home.

Additionally, laurel is great for getting rid of insects and cockroaches, thanks to a substance it contains known as cineole.

Lavender flowers are also known to scare away moths, flies, and fleas.

Natural predators

Nature is on your side! Consider installing bird feeders in your garden to attract birds who will inevitably end up eating the insects trying to get into your home.

Chemical repellents

If you haven’t got the patience for natural pest control methods, you can always turn to pesticides or products such as insect repellents and mosquito bombs. Their effects will be seen almost immediately but be careful when using them as they can be very toxic. We therefore advise you to wear a face covering when handling these products.

Contact Elite Pest Control to get rid of your house bugs!

If you fall victim to an insect infestation, it is important to act quickly. Pests can cause serious damage to your home and bring health risks to you and your family.

The best way to get rid of house bugs is to contact a professional pest control company, such as Elite Pest Control. We offer a variety of solutions to treat any kind of infestation, however big or small.

Contact Elite Pest Control today to keep insects out of your home!

Pascal Rock
Pascal Rock  
Director, Elite Pest Control
Founder and mainstay of Elite Pest Control, Pascal Rock has embodied expertise and dedication for over a decade. His training, acquired with expert mentors in extermination and pest decontamination, has shaped an outstanding professional. Under his leadership, a team of six seasoned technicians deploys the very best pest control strategies. Together, they ensure the peace of mind and safety of residents and professionals from Montreal to Quebec City, by offering fast, effective interventions, available at all times.