Have you ever had your home pressure washed? If not, then you may have noticed that your home tends to attract plenty of insects, especially during the summer months. Pressure washing may seem like an option for home owners, but you should know that not having your home properly cleaned on the outside can lead to some major problems—outside and inside the home. The following guide will help you understand how pressure washing your home can keep pesky pests at bay.
The Side Effects of Not Cleaning Your Home’s Exterior: Insects Everywhere!
The exterior of your home can become very attractive to insects, especially if it hasn’t been pressure washed in years—or ever. Insects may find themselves nestling into your home’s siding, cracks in the brick, and other areas where they can hide out. Some insects may even build nests on the exterior of your home, especially if the area is left undisturbed for lengthy periods of time. Over time, a few insects here and there could potentially lead to an infestation if they decide to lay their eggs nearby.
Some of the most common insects you will find growing on your home include stink bugs, lady bugs, ants, beetles, cockroaches, and centipedes. A home that is left unwashed for long periods of time can also be more attractive to flying, stinging insects such as wasps and bees.
If your home isn’t cleaned with a professional pressure wash, then these insect infestations will go untroubled; and you may soon find that the insects outside your house have made their way inside. As anyone who has had to deal with an insect infestation inside the house knows, it is frustrating, gross—and can get expensive to handle in the long run.
That is why you need to do everything in your power to prevent insects from congregating on the outside of your home, including a yearly pressure wash. Just a single pressure wash on your home’s exterior per year can help cut down on the amount of bugs growing on (and potentially inside) your home.
In addition to preventing potential infestations, another benefit of a regular power wash is that it will remove any of the dirt and residual odor caused by these insects. While some insects are scent-free, others (such as the invasive stink bug) can leave behind a horrible odor which may even seep into your home over time.
How to Keep Your Home Clean–and Bug Free!
If you want to make sure that your home is clean and bug free, then you need to add a yearly professional power wash to your list of essential home maintenance errands. A simple power wash every year can do a lot to reduce the chances of bugs popping up on the outside and inside of your home!
Don’t wait—contact us today to schedule your yearly power washing and we’ll power wash those pesky bugs (and anything they leave behind) away.