Do you have a pest problem in your home even though you do your best to keep food out of sight and have sealed all entry points into your house? It can be frustrating to go out of your way to prevent pests from getting into your home only to see them show up anyway. There are a number of things you might be doing, though, to attract pests without even knowing it. Here are several ways you might be encouraging pests to come into your home.
Keeping clutter throughout your home
If you put all of your food away and seal it so that pests can’t get to it, you might think that you’re doing enough to prevent pests. But the truth is many pests and rodents are attracted to the clutter that exists in many homes. Stacks of newspapers, piles of boxes, and other items can serve as welcome signs for pests. Some will eat the clutter while others will use it to build nests. Either way, the pests will end up hanging around because of it, so try to de-clutter your home as often as possible.
Using screens that are damaged
A tiny hole in a screen might not seem like such a big deal for you, but there are plenty of insects and other pests that can find ways to fit through them. And in some instances, all it takes is one or two pests inside of your home to start an infestation. So if you notice a hole in a screen, have it patched or replace the screen to keep pests out.
Allowing leaks in your plumbing system to go undetected
Many pests love moisture and need it to survive. They will be attracted to tiny leaks in your plumbing system and will congregate around them. If you have a pest problem, it could be a result of a plumbing problem, so you should have your plumbing system inspected every now and then to cut down on the chances of an infestation.
Don’t let pests keep you down this summer. If you have noticed signs of an infestation in your home, Buffalo Pest Control can help to locate the source of your problem and get rid of it. Call us at 716-898-2021 today to have a pest control specialist come out to your home.