How do I prevent bugs?


To help keep one bug from becoming a bigger problem, you have to think like a bug. How are they entering your home? What is attracting them? Do regular inspections and ensure that your home is in good repair. Also, check anything that you bring inside from the outside—items like boxes may harbour bugs that can multiply inside.

Keep Your Home Clean

Fighting bugs usually involves a combination of the right products and some good old fashioned cleaning. Bugs come into the home for a variety of reasons: food, water, or shelter. Eliminating the things that attract bugs will help keep them from coming in the first place.

Who Are You Dealing With?

Identify the Bugs Before You Treat

The first step in alleviating your problem is knowing which bugs you’re fighting. Use our Bug ID Tool to identify the type of bugs you’re dealing with.

Bug Hiding Spots

Help Prevent Bug Invasions by Eliminating Their Hiding Spots

  • Remove indoor clutter, which will also make it easier to apply treatments
  • Move things stored too close to the outside of the house, like garbage bins, and clutter
Remove Sources of Water
water hose

Most bugs need water, so if you give them easy access to a water source, they will keep on coming! Repair leaks indoors and remove standing water outdoors.

A Bug’s Gotta Eat
Tips for Keeping Bugs Away from Food
cleaning supplies

Do a thorough cleaning of your home on a regular basis. This will help prevent bugs from taking up residence in the nooks and crannies where food debris may build up. Keep food in the kitchen and dining areas—do not allow children to eat around the house, where they can drop crumbs. Wipe up any spills that occur, and seal food in tight-fitting storage containers.