With countless insects crawling around outside, it's no surprise that you could find one or two pests in your home. Learn how to protect and preserve your home by keeping out insects that want to make their way in.

How to Keep Insects Away from Your Home

The best way to keep from having to remove insects from your home and to keep from having to repair possible insect damage is to keep them out altogether.

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A couple ways to do this include:

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Natural Insect Repellents

If you've noticed there have been a few critters crawling around your home, you've probably already pulled out the pesticide, but before turning to chemical compounds that could be harmful to you and the environment, try a few natural remedies for these common pests:

Plus, you can check out many more natural pest repellents like essential oils, coffee grounds and apple cider vinegar.

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Insects and pests belong outdoors, so use these insect prevention tips to keep pests where they belong and out of your home. If you do ever have an infestation, call an exterminator to take care of your bug problem. In the meantime, check out other homeownership tips to keep your home investment in tip top condition and lower your risk of damage from pests.