The good news is you can do something about it. Here are the main reasons why your home seems to be dealing with pest infestations more than you think it should.
When houses age, they wear down. Cracks and gaps start to form and sealants and insulation also erode. Wear and tear is natural, but pests can exploit these weaknesses and in some cases can also make it worse. Keeping the number for local pest control is always great to have on hand just in case you need emergency pest control.
If you have an older home, you can look for possible pest access points around twice a year. Pay special attention to places like your loft and do some repairing and replacing to stop pests gaining access. This little bit of maintenance can seriously reduce the chances of a pest infestation.
Pests love shelter, and they love to hide where we can’t find them. Once they gain access to your home, they will look for great hiding places. This is why clutter is so welcome to a pest.
Once pests find a great hiding place, they can set up their home and start to breed. This is what leads to an infestation, and when you will need emergency pest control. Decluttering your homemakes sure that any hiding spaces are taken away for pests.
The three reasons pests want to come into our homes is for food, moisture and shelter. The easier the access to these things are, the more the pests will want to infest your home. The easiest thing you can do is to deprive them of food. Invest in plastic containers that you can seal and store food in. You also should take rubbish out on a daily basis, and put it in a sealed outside bin.
Just doing these small chores around your home can make a big difference, and will help you avoid pest infestations for the long term.