How to Get Rid of Bugs Indoors
While it may seem nearly impossible to keep bugs out all the time, here are some easy ways to evict them and keep them out.
Bugs like a nice home for the same basic reasons you do. They want food, water, and shelter. If they can find these in your house, they'll move in. Bugs commonly found inside homes include ants, cockroaches, earwigs, firebrats, flies, house centipedes, silverfish, and spiders. Pet owners sometimes have to deal with fleas and ticks in the house. Each of these pests can show up at different times of the year, and some are more problematic in certain parts of the countries than others.
Don't Let Bugs Feel at Home
Tiny gaps around the front door and tears in the window screens—these are giant “welcome!” signs inviting bugs into your home. While it seems nearly impossible to keep bugs out all the time, here are some easy ways to help make them scarce.
Common House Bugs to Watch Out For
Ants are expert scavengers and survivors. They’re notorious for finding even little bits of food that haven’t been stored properly. This makes them one of the most annoying house bugs of all time. Click here for more information on kicking ants out of your house.
Arguably the most despised and dreaded house pest ever is the cockroach. The name alone conjures images of uncleanliness. However, even a clean home could find itself with cockroaches moving in. Here’s how to get rid of them.
With a look worse than their bite, earwigs are much less scary than they appear. If you find them in your home, then they most likely entered by mistake since their preferred food sources are plants and other insects. Here’s what to do if you find them in your house.
If there’s one way to ruin a lovely time indoors, it’s when flies show up. They’re annoying, disruptive, and can carry disease. Follow our recommendations for a fly-free home.
If there’s one house bug that fuels nightmares, then it would be the centipede. Their creepy legs and long antennae make them one of the most frightening looking bugs on the list. Use these tips to get them out and keep them out.
If you find a thin, silvery insect at night with 3 long antennae-like tails, then you probably have silverfish in your home. These skinny little bugs like damp areas and eat the starch in paper and book bindings. Here’s how to stop them.
While most house bugs move in to snack on whatever food they can find in your pantry, stink bugs prefer to eat your plants. For those of you with indoor jungles or gardens, check out this handy article on how to get rid of stink bugs in your home.
Spiders are great companions in the garden because they eat insects that can harm plants. Despite their helpfulness outside, they’re not welcome indoors. Here’s how to get rid of the 8-eyed web spinners from your home.