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Photo: yanikap (Shutterstock) As the weather turns cold, you may find that you prefer holing up in your house instead of braving frigid temperatures. Turns out, bugs feel the same way. (About your house.) They’re also looking for somewhere warm and cozy to spend the season, and your home has everything they want (i.e. not being outside). Unfortunately for the critters, people may not want to welcome them into their homes this (or any) time of the year. In an article for Architectural Digest , Bailey Berg explains how to make your home less appealing to bugs this winter, after speaking with experts on the subject. Here’s what to know. Lock them out Bugs can’t take up residence in your home if they can’t get in at all. According to gardening expert Chris Lambton, it’s important to keep doors and windows tightly sealed, and if you spot any cracks in the walls or ceilings, seal those up too. “Check seals and weather stripping around doors and windows, and caulk any openings you might find,” entomologist Josh Matta tells AD . “Also, remove outdoor wood piles and cut back on climbing vines and overgrown shrubs around your house so spiders can’t use them to access your home.” Make your home inhospitable Another way people keep bugs away all winter is using some type of insecticide or substance to deter them from coming in. While there are plenty of chemical products on the market, Berg recommends something easier on the environment […]