Got pests in your home? More than just a nuisance, pests such as ticks, fleas, spiders, and ants can transmit illnesses and cause allergic reactions. The first step to getting rid of pests in your home – whether they’re spiders, insects, rats, or mice – is to understand how they got there in the first place. Here are some of the most common reasons pests get into your house.
1. Food sources are attracting them.
General cleanliness will be the biggest help in keeping out pests. Make sure you appropriately seal food packaging and clean up any crumbs. Keep stove tops, floors, and counters clean of food and grease. Insect pests such as ants, roaches, and flies are highly attracted to leftover food and crumbs.
2. The weather drives them in.
The weather can cause pest infestations in homes. Seasonal change is a common factor in bringing insects into homes, as they seek shelter from extreme weather conditions. Insects are very good at getting into areas so that they can survive cold in the winter and heat in the summer.
3. They enter homes through holes.
Insects and rodents can enter through small holes and cracks in your home. Pests will exploit any openings they can find to enter your house. Make sure to seal any cracks and holes near doors, windows, and other areas of your home to keep them out.
4. A water leak can attract pests.
Water leaks can cause pest problems in homes and businesses. To get rid of pests, and keep them from coming back, you have to deprive them their basic needs: shelter, water, and food. Pests find drinking water in dripping faucets and leaky pipes.
Looking for a reliable Bergen County Pest Control company? Call Viking Pest Control, we can help you get rid of these unwanted visitors once and for all!
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