Pests can enter your home in a variety of ways, including:
- Through cracks and gaps: Pests such as rodents, ants, and cockroaches can enter your home through small cracks and gaps in the walls, foundation, and roof.
- Open windows and doors: Pests can enter through open windows, doors, and other openings in your home.
Pipes and wires: Pests can enter your home through gaps around pipes, wires, and other openings in the walls.
- Pet food and water: Leaving pet food and water out can attract pests such as ants, roaches, and rodents.
- Clutter: Pests such as rodents and insects can find shelter in cluttered areas such as attics, basements, and storage areas.
- Plants and trees: Trees and plants that touch the roof or exterior walls of your home can provide a pathway for pests to enter.
- Secondhand furniture: Pests such as bed bugs can hitch a ride into your home on secondhand furniture.
To prevent pests from entering your home, it’s important to seal any cracks and gaps in your walls, foundation, and roof, keep doors and windows closed, and maintain proper food storage and cleanliness. Regular pest control services can also help prevent and address any potential pest problems before they become severe.