The change in weather might be a bit of a relief but this can also lead to other annoyances like bugs and pests coming onto your property. Here are some of the best ways to avoid bug invasions and actually enjoy the Fall weather:

Bug Repellents

The easiest and fast way to fight bugs is to use bug repellents inside and outside of your home. There are plenty of bug repellent options that you can choose from that won’t harm your children and pets. You can opt for an easy canned solution from your local grocery store or you can make your own homemade repellent that is more likely safer than chemically made products.

Lemongrass and geraniums are great for homemade bug repellants. Many common birds love to eat bugs and insects so if you don’t mind having them hang around your home, you can build them a birdhouse and have an effective defense against bugs.


Mosquitos are probably one of the most annoying insects, can we agree? Not only are they hard to get rid of, they are also known to carry diseases. Believe it or not, there is an easy way to prevent them from scouting your doors and windows waiting for an entry.

• Citronella – Is one of the most common ingredients in most mosquito repellents and who knew it was an actual plant!
• Marigolds – A great choice for your windows and also has a unique aroma that bugs detest.
• Basil & Peppermint – Not only are these great for a nice addition to your favorite recipes, they also work as a mosquito repellent.

Keep it clean

One main thing that attracts bugs is a mess. Make sure that all your food is stored in the fridge and in a tightly sealed container. Bugs like ants and fruit flies love sugary foods. Don’t leave trash bags laying around that could potentially be a nesting area for bugs.

Another area to maintain clean is your front and backyard. Remove any debris and weeds that naturally attract annoying bugs.

Protect entryways

Windows and doors are main bug areas and ensuring that you have a well-protected home will make your Fall without bugs more enjoyable. Enjoy a fresh breeze from outside by investing in Steel Shield Security window and door screens. Not only are they the first line of defense for bugs, but also for intruders. Our professional technicians are happy to answer your questions and provide assistance to keep your home bug and intruder free. Call today for a free estimate, (623) 581-3667.