How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Home

Bugs, though small, can cause significant problems in your California home. From property damage to health risks, these unwanted guests should be kept at bay for a comfortable living environment. In this post, we’ll talk a little bit about what types of bugs you might see in Sacramento, CA, and nearby areas and how to keep them out of your home.


There are several types of bugs residents might see in and around Sacramento, CA.

We’ll discuss some of the more common ones you might encounter and discuss how to recognize when they’ve become a problem. Among the most common are ants, spiders, wasps, cockroaches, earwigs, and termites. Residents might also come across rodents in the area, including both rats and mice.

How To Keep Bugs Out

of Your Granite Bay Home

There are several steps you can take to minimize the risk of bugs making their way into your home.

We’ll talk a little bit about some important steps you can take to keep your home safe, and many of these steps help you avoid infestations from not just one but several of the pests we’ve discussed so far.

Seal Entrances

Preventing bugs from entering your home starts with sealing potential entry points. Use high-quality caulk to seal cracks and gaps around windows, doors, and foundations. Check for any openings, no matter how small, as pests can exploit even minor gaps. This proactive measure not only keeps bugs out but also helps with energy efficiency.

Reduce Food Sources

Bugs are attracted to food sources, and proper storage is key to deterring them. Store food in airtight containers to deny pests easy access. Promptly clean up spills, especially in areas where crumbs tend to accumulate. Regularly dispose of garbage in tightly sealed bins, reducing the chances of pests being attracted to the scent of discarded food.

Reduce Water Sources

Bugs, especially cockroaches and certain ants, are drawn to moisture. Fix any leaks promptly, both indoors and outdoors. Unclog drains regularly to prevent standing water, which can become a breeding ground for insects. Check areas around your home, such as the exterior AC unit, for condensation and address it promptly.

Clear Clutter and Keep Your Home Maintained

Clutter provides hiding spots for bugs, making it essential to keep your living spaces organized. Regular cleaning and maintenance activities are effective deterrents. Dust and vacuum frequently, paying attention to hidden areas like behind furniture and appliances. Declutter storage spaces to minimize potential hiding spots for pests.

Call Earthwise

Pest Control

No matter what kinds of pests you have in your home or how far an infestation has gotten, we can help.

We have the tools, the expertise, and the experience to help you keep your home safe from future infestations and treat existing ones. Some pests can be hard to find, and we can help with that as well.



We offer regular inspections and proactive maintenance that can help you avoid infestations.

Inspections are key to pest control as they give us insights about potential pest problems that we can use to best address an infestation or help you take steps to avoid them in the first place. We can help you determine if you have hard-to-find pests like house mice or termites before they get out of control. We recommend quarterly inspections since, during each season, new pests can become problems, and with quarterly inspections, we can help you make sure your home stays safe for each one, giving you peace of mind year-round.


If you already have an infestation or pest problem, we can treat it and help you prevent them from coming back.

We take a comprehensive, biology-informed approach to pest control that integrates treatments with making changes to the environment your home presents to pests to make sure that your space isn’t conducive to their presence. Our approach allows us to use fewer toxic chemicals and keep your home safer at the same time.

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for Professional Pest Control Services in Sacramento, CA, and Nearby Areas

For comprehensive pest control services in Sacramento, CA, and nearby areas, contact Earthwise Pest Management. Our team of trained professionals offers tailored solutions to keep your home free from pests. Whether you're dealing with an existing infestation or want to implement preventive measures, we're here to help. Call us or reach out online for a quick and free quote. Don't let bugs take over your home; let Earthwise Pest Management be your trusted partner in pest control.