Feb 18, 2015

At Perry Homes we have built a reputation for being one of the most respected Queensland home builders over the past 25 years. Fighting bugs is a problem we take seriously, as they can make life difficult for families, bring significant expense to homeowners and potentially degrade homes to the point of even rendering them unsellable.

As we do with all our Queensland display homes, a preventive measure is definitely your best defence and our five tips to protect your home from bugs are a great way to save you lots of stress and money.

Tips for Protecting Your Home

  1. Install window screens: Window screens are an ideal way to maintain proper ventilation while keeping the house protected from flying insects and creepy crawlies. They are low-cost and easy-to-install anti-bug solutions that will come in handy, especially during the hot summer months where mosquitoes and fleas tend to come out in greater numbers.
  2. Seal cracks on walls: Cracks in the exterior walls of the house are an open invitation to insects and rats so sealing them as quickly as possible is crucial. Using cement or mortar to seal holes and cracks works great. Search your house from top to bottom and replace any rotting wood or crumbling bricks as soon as possible.
  3. Seal trash properly: Rubbis bags are a magnet for hungry bugs and pests so it's best to seal them as best you can and then store in a garbage bin with a lid. In addition, the garbage bin should be cleaned and sanitised on a regular basis as it's common for rubbish bags to leak.  
  4. Maintain your backyard regularly: Backyards are one of the first locations that insects multiply in. Clear water puddles where mosquitoes like to breed; look around any wet areas in your yard to remove them if possible. Piles of leaves and garden debris can also attract all sorts of bugs. Keeping a yard cleaning routine and mowing the lawn regularly are effective ways to keep those insect numbers low.
  5. Get leaks fixed: Most insects need humidity and moisture to survive so they will seek out pipes and other areas of high humidity. Get any leaking faucets fixed and check interior and exterior pipes, because although they may not be leaking, they can form condensation which can drip and attract bugs.

At Perry Homes we are aim to keep our Queensland display homes and other properties as bug-free as possible. And while it's unlikely we can keep the house 100% free of bugs, preventing the problem has been the most effective solution. Contact Perry Home for more information on this and many other solutions we can provide for your new-build home. 



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