No one likes sharing their homes with insects, but it’s virtually impossible to keep them out entirely. Like it or not, insects are always going to bug you. However, you can significantly reduce the number of insects in your home by making it a less appealing environment for them. Insects usually enter homes searching for food or shelter, finding their way through open windows or cracks and gaps around older windows. There are several things you can do to keep insects away from your windows and prevent them from entering your home.
The most straightforward measure you can take is to spray your windows and window screens with insect repellant. Spraying your windows with repellent will keep most bugs from landing on it and crawling around to find any gaps or other openings they can exploit. You can make your own bug repellant spray by mixing together a solution of equal parts vinegar and water. Spraying this around your window frame should be effective at keeping insects away.
As windows age, their condition tends to deteriorate. Older windows often start to come away from their casing or the walls of your home. Even a tiny gap can be enough to enable insects to crawl inside. Filling these cracks with a waterproof sealant will keep insects and bad weather from impacting the interior of your home. You’ll need to clean the area first and remove the remnants of any old sealant that’s no longer doing its job before you apply the new seal.