If you’ve noticed more bugs around your home, you aren’t alone. Many homeowners face issues with bugs even if their homes are new and clean. There are things you may be doing that are inviting bugs into your home without even realizing it. The pest control pros at McCauley Ag & Pest are here to help by offering these tips to local homeowners. If you need pest control services in the Brentwood CA area, give us a call.

  1. Leaving Food or Trash Out – Bugs love food, no matter what kind or how old it is. The smell of food can attract bugs both inside and outside of your home, but you can prevent this. Promptly take out food trash, especially if it has started to smell. Get rid of overripe fruit, as it produces a gas that is especially attractive to fruit flies. 
  2. Leaving Outdoor Lights On – You’ve probably seen bugs swarming around street lights late at night. You can prevent this by placing security lighting further away from your home, especially away from doorways. Turn off unnecessary porch lights or use special bulbs that are less attractive to insects at night. 
  3. Having Excess Yard Debris – Piles of leaves and cut grass provide a perfect home for bugs. Make sure to remove yard debris when you’re done with your yard work. 
  4. Cardboard Boxes – Termites, silverfish, and cockroaches love wood products like cardboard and paper. Instead, use air-tight plastic totes to store your items. 

Unfortunately, bugs still may be able to find a way into your home even if you follow all of these rules. When you need pest control in the Brentwood area, call McCauley Ag & Pest.

(925) 634-1255