Basic Repairs for Moms

Are Insects Bugging You? Seal Off Your House And Treat The Problem

If you having a constant pest problem and you aren't sure how insects are getting into your home, it's time to make a few changes around the home. There are some improvements that you can make that aren't just going to keep the bugs out, but they are going to improve the house as well.

Once insects get in the home, they can start to nest, breed and multiple quickly. It's important to do the following things, to take care of the annoying and unsanitary problem you have.

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is a polyurethane product that is going to expand during application. If you put in throughout the exterior walls of the home, it's going to expand into every crack and potential entry way for pests, and it's going to act as a barrier. This is also going to expand around windows and doors.

The insulation is going to help you get rid of the insects. It will also help prevent moisture and condensation from forming between the walls, and lower your heating and cooling costs. For more information, contact a company like Bios Environments.

Caulk All Doors And Windows

The doors to the home and all of the windows need to be sealed. If there are some that aren't surrounded by the new foam insulation, or you find cracks and openings near the flooring, caulk so you can't see any more light. For example, if you can feel wind under a sliding glass door, then insects can get in. You may also want to do this around pipes that come in and out of the house if you think that insects can get through those around the foundation or walls.

Have Pest Control Come Out

Once you think the house is sealed and you don't think any other insects are going to get in or out, have a pest control company come to the property. Have them do an extermination to get rid of all of the bugs, as well as an inspection to see if there are other areas where insects could potential enter your home.

No one wants to be bugged by insects all of the time, so make the necessary updates to your home to make sure the problem doesn't happen again. There are many different ways you can help keep bugs out of the home, but making sure they can sneak through the cracks is one of the most important ways.

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Basic Repairs for Moms

Hi, my name is Annie Sullivan. I'm a stay-at-home mom with four kids between the ages of 1 and 7. Two of them are twins: they're 3. Let me tell you--you learn a lot as a mom that you would never expect! Not only am I chef, chauffeur, teacher, and caretaker, but I also have become an amateur repair man, plumber, and construction worker. I do more heavy lifting and repair work than I ever imagined. Do you know how many Barbies can fit down a toilet drain? It's quite surprising. Do you know how to get them out? I do. I've learned a lot of this just through trial and error--and the internet. I also had my husband teach me some tricks, since I usually can't wait until he gets home to solve the problem. Hopefully you other moms out there can learn something from this site!