How To Protect Your Home From Those Creepy, Crawly Bugs

Your wonderful home. With sweat and elbow grease you've designed, hammered, sanded, caulked, polished, furnished and more, to realize your dream. You can now step back and take it all in. That quiet confidence comes from knowing you did it all yourself. Congratulations, you! But with kudos comes responsibility. For there are a few uninvited guests who would love nothing more than to mooch off of all of your hard work. Who are they?

Those icky, creepy, crawly bugs, otherwise known as insects. These six to eight-legged air-breathing arthropods arrive unannounced and look to take up space in the dark crevices in your carefully designed home. Of course, we know these guest tend to overstay their welcome. But as a proud homeowner, you're not going to just idly let them take up residence in your home.

In-home scenario

It's 6:37 pm. After a hard days work, all you want to do lounge on the couch and veg-out in front of the television. You're resting comfortably, your favorite nosh and drink within arms reach. Suddenly, you feel a faint something race up your arm or leg. Your mind races through a Rolodex of possible insect-like miscreants: spiders, bedbugs, fleas, etc. Anger replaces puzzlement after you realize what was just skittering across your bare skin. Ever experience scenarios like this? Before your house is infested and overtaken by a host of these types of issues, take action.

The smart thing to do

When itchy flare-ups like these happen, call or hop online and visit your favorite pest control company, such as Joshua's Pest Control. The better ones will tell you who are the usual list of crawly suspects. In addition, they will be more than happy to help you remedy the situation. This is not the time to be a do-it-yourselfer.

You need a specialist. Trained infestation personnel who handle pest removal challenges day in and day out. The better ones will have developed a kind of think-bug sixth-sense. This unique insight, coupled with their proprietary training, helps them know where the critters hide. Don't let them take over your home. Consult a professional.

The uninvited guest faux pas

We take pride in our homes. When entertaining guests, we go to extremes to make sure everything is perfect when our guests arrive. Everything has to be just so. Hors-d'oeuvres have been served. Amid the engaging conversation, only the best wine has been chilled to perfection, ready to be poured. In the kitchen, the enticing aroma of your dinner guests' entrees waft into the living room. Favorable comments emanate from your now hungry guests.

But nothing would put a damper on such an evening than the sight of several crawling insects moving about the place -- like it was theirs. Little mishaps like this are just the sort of things that will get people talking. And not in a good way. Don't let those critters cause your friends to suspect you are less than diligent on how you keep house. Just as you maintain your automobile's maintenance, the same should be done for your home.

Bug be gone

Whether spending time indoors alone with your immediate family or hosting a large extravagant affair, your home is the place you spend most of your time. We only want the good things that life has to offer inside our residence. But the fact is, bugs have been on our planet as long as we have. Scientists have found cave drawings of bedbugs by our first inhabitants. They too had to deal with the pests.

Luckily for us, we have modern solutions for ridding them out of our residences. The very first thing we need to remember is to think logically. Are we leaving unwashed dishes in the sink and/or dishwasher? Do we take the trash out every night? Are we making sure to fasten securely the pet food? Is it stored properly? Are you making sure to do laundry in a timely fashion and other common household routines?

Removing pests from your home is not something to be taken lightly. Because many insects carry harmful diseases, you should tackle the problem at once. Insects breed like crazy. Waiting to get around to it will allow them to multiply exponentially. Don't let this happen inside your home. Keep your home clean, happy, and pest-free!