As the seasons change and the weather begins to turn, it’s time to begin winter preparations on your home. As you close down the pool and change out your tires, you may be wondering something all homeowners have considered at one time or another, “how do I keep pests out of my home?” This is a year round issue, however, as the weather begins to turn it's heightened—as pests begin to look to the indoors to stay warm in the colder months. If you need assistance keeping pests out and heat in, look no further than the dedicated team at St. Louis Insulation.
St. Louis Insulation is a family-owned insulation and energy efficiency contractor specializing in upgrading insulation, high-performance heat flow, and air management systems in residential homes. At St. Louis Insulation, we get asked about how to seal your home from bugs all the time. Our team offers dedicated and thorough insulation services that can provide the answer to just that. For your consideration, below we’ve outlined some key tips for how to seal your home from bugs and moreover, how to keep spiders out of your home this winter.
Spray for pests
All homeowners should spray for pests on a quarterly system. You can spray both indoors and outdoors to not only eliminate the risk of spiders, but any other pests as well. It’s important to note that spraying insecticide is not always entirely effective when it comes to spiders.
Unfortunately spiders have long spindly legs that make it easy for them to avoid pests. However, it’s still a good idea to administer routine pest prevention treatments, since killing off a spider’s food source is a good way to prevent spiders from being interested in your home. If you’re not interested in non-natural treatments, or they aren’t working well enough to prevent spiders, there are some great natural options out there too.
Turn your attention outdoors
Why wait for spiders to come indoors before you address the issue? There are many effective treatments you can administer outdoors that will help reduce the risk of spiders actually invading your home. One such option is to sprinkle diatomaceous earth around your home to kill spiders before they get in. Diatomaceous earth is an organic substance derived from algae. It has a dehydrating effect on spiders and keeps them far from your home. You can also dissolve it in water to spray around the actual outside of your home.
Proper insulation and sealing
No matter how much diatomaceous earth or insecticide you use in and around your home, pests are going to be a problem. After all, there’s no way to completely prevent spiders and other pests from living around your home. However, you can seal your home thoroughly and diligently to prevent pests from entering your home. Sealing your home from bugs is the most effective way to prevent pests from entering your home.
As winter begins to take hold, it’s important to seal your home regardless of motivation. You have to check for cracks in insulation and ensure all your windows are strongly sealed so you can keep heat in and cold out. A side effect of good insulation is keeping pests out all year long. Ensuring your insulation is sealed and effective ensures that there are no cracks or crevasses that pests and spiders can slip in through.
Reach out to the insulation experts at St. Louis Insulation!
At St. Louis Insulation we offer top-to-bottom services at affordable prices, from basement to attic insulation installation. Prepare for winter and keep spiders out with good insulation and an effective heat system from our dedicated team. Reach out today to get a quote!