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Tips on How to Keep Your Home Insect Free


YAKIMA, Wash. -- Summer is a popular time for insects to make themselves at home... in your home.

Bob York, who owns and operates York's Exterminating in Yakima, says insect problems happen because people tend to create an ideal living environment for bugs in their home. Like humans, insects need food, shelter, and water.

York says winged insects are attracted to light, so it's important to flip the switch on unnecessary lights. The winged insects can attract spiders, so your problem could become twofold.

Also, consulting a professional exterminator is recommended as soon as the problem gets too big for you to control yourself.

"People have access to different types of pesticides and if you don't understand the biology of the pest you're dealing with, sometimes you can make the problem worse", says York.