How to prevent bugs?

Clean, Identify & Secure The Perimeter

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 firewood or boxes may harbor bugs that can multiply inside. A seasonal approach can also be helpful. For example, if you frequently see ants crawling around your home in the springtime, be sure to clean your pantry and kitchen as part of your spring-cleaning routine.

Keep Your Home Squeaky Clean
cleanup

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 keep them from coming in the first place.

Who Are You Dealing With?

Identify the Culprits 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 firewood, potted plants, garbage cans, and clutter
  • Check firewood for bugs before bringing it inside
  • Trim shrubbery or trees so they do not come in direct contact with the house
Expert Tip
bug barrier home

Create a defensive barrier around your home with Raid Max® Bug Barrier. It can be used both indoors and outdoors to keep bugs out. It also comes in a variety of sizes. Remember to keep the reusable auto trigger to use with Raid Max® Bug Barrier refills!