Follow These Simple Tips To Help You Pest Proof Your Home
A pest can come in a variety of species, shapes, and sizes. Bigger ones can consist of squirrels, rats or mice, while smaller ones can include ants, roaches, and even bees. There is no sure fire way to stop all pests from coming in your home, but there are ways to prevent most of them from gaining access. Health factors, safety issues, and structural integrity become a concern when many of these pests are present. These tips are designed to help you stop pests from having an entry point into your home, as well as being budget friendly so you don’t have to break the bank.
Pest Proof Your Home With These Tips
Attics and crawl spaces need ventilation, however, the places where this normally happens also happen to be the place where pests get in. Squirrels, bats, bees, wasps, and mice can all find their way into, or under your home through these ventilation areas. It is extremely important to make sure these areas have a screen covering them. It should be strong so that it can not be chewed or scratched through, but also thin enough to allow for proper ventilation into the areas.
Pier and beam homes can be notorious for allowing standing water to remain under them. This can be rainwater that has seeped in, or from an unrelated plumbing issue. The damp and moist environment is inviting for a variety of insects and other pests. During the warmer months, it can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, many of which may carry the Zika virus. Something as simple as shining a light under your home can allow you to see if you have a problem. Landscaping should be looked at thoroughly to make sure that water runs off properly.
Pet food bowls and bird feeders can be a welcomed meal for many rodents. Every attempt should be made to keep these out from the close proximity of your home. Mice, rats, squirrels and even insects are attracted to these foods. You may have to walk a few extra steps to fill them, but you will also be keeping these unwanted house guests that much further away.
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