How to keep pests out of your house
Put down the bug spray. Here's how to get rid of pests and vermin in your home for good.
Creepy crawlies making your skin crawl? Or worse, making it itch? While pesticides might seem like the easy option to banish bugs from your home, the toxicity can be damaging to both your household and the environment. And in most cases, it's only a temporary fix.
Pest prevention is better than cure. Effective home pest control involves understanding the pest's habitat, food sources and breeding grounds. The best - and safest - approach is to make your home and garden unattractive to them in the first place.
Here's a guide to five common household pests - and pesticide-free ways to prevent them.