Harness the power of science to keep bugs outside this summer
Category: Professional Cleaning
Sadly, this means that, while you will get soft summer breezes and pleasant birdsong coming into your home, you'll also more likely to see less welcome visitors, including creepy crawlies.
But, as with most things, there are a few simple but effective steps the savvy homemaker can take to reduce the likelihood of a home turning into a bug sanctuary.
Take ant invasions, for example. These little critters are even more pesky during the summer months, especially if you like to eat outdoors, and they will often follow the trail of food out from the garden and into the kitchen.
To keep ants at bay, try sprinkling some coffee grounds on the floor just outside any open doors. Far from being some crazy old wife's tale, this is actually based on science - the high nitrogen content of the coffee grounds serves to burn bugs' feet, ensuring they think twice before crossing your home's threshold.
Or how about mosquitos, the curse of countless of millions of people all over the world. They can be kept at bay with a similarly smart household cleaning hack: simply take dryer sheets and, rather than putting them in your tumble dryer to keep your clothes smelling fresh, place a few in standard glasses close to where you are sitting.
According to some experts, they mask the scents of humans, so you will be left unmolested by this most annoying of insects.
And as for those bugs that are annoying even after they are dead? Wipe away squashed bugs on a car windscreen in an instant by just giving your car a quick blast with the same non-stick spray you use on your oven. Quick, easy and effective, just as all good cleaning hacks should be.
If cleaning up dead bugs sounds truly horrifying though then it's time to call in the experts, who can also make sure that all traces of food are cleaned up to keep the invasion of bugs at bay.
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