Video: These Mistakes Make Your Home Attractive to Bugs

The bad news? There are bugs living in your home right this minute. The good news is that by taking a few simple steps, you can keep them from becoming a major problem.

There’s no doubt that homeowners go to great lengths to make a house into a home, and the results of their hard labor can be enjoyed for generations. But humans aren’t the only ones staying cozy in the home—there are dozens of insect species that live there too. So, just why do so many homes have a bug problem, and what can you do about it? Watch and learn about some of the most common housekeeping mistakes that cause bug infestations and how you can prevent future issues.

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