Protect your home from influx of bugs after heavy rains


If you’ve noticed a few extra “house guests” hanging around after all the heavy rainfall, you’re not alone.

According to Carlton Agena of Kamaaina Pest Control, a rise in bugs is becoming more and more common.

“The rain and humidity has caused this influx of pests invading homes,” he said.

Different kinds of pests have been trying to get in homes after the recent wet weather.

Agena says centipedes are one of the most common culprits.

“Centipedes are more hunters of insects and they go where they are. They go where the food is,” he said.

They can make their way from the backyard to the front. While traditional pest control, like spraying, helps, there are other things you can do to keep your home safe.

Agena says adding door sweeps is important to make sure there aren’t any cracks that bugs can crawl through.

You can also fix things like screens and windows, along with patching up kitchen plumbing.

Clearing rubbish and leaves from your backyard can eliminate hiding places for centipedes and other bugs, keeping them out of your yard to begin with.

If you’ve seen any bugs inside your home, especially in your bed, get some masking tape, flip it around, and wrap the legs of your bed. Then move the bed away from the wall to help keep bugs at bay.

Experts at Kamaaina say even something as simple as keeping your house vacuumed can help keep the pests away.

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