At one time or another, every person out there has experienced finding some type of bug in his or her home. In fact, we would bet that it's happened numerous times over the years. Being able to bug proof your home and your HVAC unit is something that every homeowner needs to do, especially since many types of pests carry disease and filth with them everywhere they go. To get you started, here are some quick tips to follow:
Seal Cracks Around Your Home
Every home has cracks and gaps that help pests get inside, whether it's problem areas around the edges of your doors and windows, the vents of your HVAC unit, or in the wood or brick that make up your home. For the doors and windows, use caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping. The vents of your HVAC system can be blocked by a made-to-fit screen. For rotting wood or brick, if the damage is extensive, call for the assistance of a professional technician to assess the damage and offer the best solution.
Keep Your Yard Clean
Insects and other pests obviously start outside your home and find ways to get in. Some will take refuge in piles of debris that you might have put off cleaning up, while others are attracted to any standing water in your yard. If you want to cut down on the number of critter trying to get inside, make sure you're cleaning the yard on a regular basis.
Clean Your Home on a Regular Basis
Pests are attracted to food and filth. If you leave food out in your kitchen, there's a good chance you'll wake up one morning to find ants. Leave an area dirty for two long and you'll attract cockroaches. The solution is the same as above: perform regular cleanings throughout your home.
For more expert advice on how to bug proof your home, or if you have any other questions related to home comfort, please contact the professionals at Valley Heating, Cooling, Electrical. We've been serving the needs of South Bay Peninsula and Santa Cruz since 1962.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the South Bay Peninsula and Santa Cruz areas of California about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).