5 Causes of Pest Control Problems

Ever wondered why pests seem to enjoy some homes more than others? What is the attraction to the property that they can’t seem to leave the place despite all your efforts? Keep reading to find out the Top 5 Causes of Pest Control Problems!

If you have done everything in your power than it may be time to call professional help to effectively administer pest control and rid your home of pests once and for all.

You may think you are in the clear once you have manage to eliminate pests.But they can still come back and haunt you if you don’t get rid of the root cause.

Below are 5 common causes of pest problems that you should address to truly make your home pest-free:

1. FoodJim's Termite & Pest Control

Any food that you leave open or unsealed is sure to attract pests. This includes spills on the counter, crumbs on the floor, pet food been left in bowls as well as food containers that are not tightly closed.

How you handle your food and food wastes can make a huge difference in keeping pests and other vermin at bay.

Tips to properly store and dispose of your food:

  • Invest in containers to keep cereals, pasta, and other foods in.
  • After meals, do the dishes right away and wash down eating surfaces.
  • Do not leave food to sit out uncovered.
  • Seal household rubbish bins and take them out regularly.
  • Sweep, mop up, and vacuum floors often to remove leftover crumbs of food.
  • Regularly sweep and mop under furniture and appliances.
  • Don’t leave pet food to sit out.
  • Make sure that all food containers are closed and sealed tightly.

2. Moisture or humidity

Dripping faucets, leaking pipes, pools and dirty gutters provide enough moisture to keep pests alive. Even rainwater pooling in planters, kid’s toys, and buckets can attract mosquitoes. Humidity attracts pests as it can help them get all the water they need.

A quiet, moist, and dark place is perfect for unwanted pests to thrive. Look for areas in your home that naturally get humid puddle, buckets, old toys can gather condensation. Finding solutions to prevent damp places is the key to avoiding breeding grounds. Also, make sure to patch up any plumbing leaks and dripping to eliminate places where pests can drink and continue to live on.

3. Hiding places

Pests seek and find shelter in cracks, crevices, holes or gaps in your home. This is because they need warmth in the winter, moisture in drought, coolness in the summer, and dryness in the rain. Continual maintenance around your property such as sealing any crevices that insects can enter into, keeping doors closed, and repairing holes in screens, walls and floor.

4. How old is your house

The older your property gets the more it starts to show signs of damage appear. It’s not only cracks and gaps you have to worry about as you’ll be needing general maintenance to keep every nook and cranny of your home in place.

The wear and tear of a home and property is natural, but rodents, bugs, and other pests can also take advantage of the situation and make it even worse.

If your home is starting to show signs of age, make it a priority to find pest vulnerabilities twice a year.

  • Check on weatherproofing, doors, foundation, sealing and windows every spring.
  • Patch up small gaps and cracks.
  • Replace or repair any damaged housing materials.
  • Find chipped paint or rotting wood, and address accordingly.
  • Pay attention to pest-prone spots like the attic, basement, or window frames.
  • Maintain gardens, clearing green waste and piles of rubbish from around property

This housework may seem futile but a little extra maintenance wouldn’t hurt if it can protect your property from pest infestation. The cost of maintaining your property is a small price to pay for the safety of your property.

5. Clutter and RubbishJim's Termite & Pest Control

Don’t let your home be a haven for pests. Even if pests have already invaded your home, these creepy crawlies will still continue to look for hiding places. Piles of clothing, paper, boxes and garden waste or any items that accumulate clutter makes vermin happy. These places of clutter give the pests a lovely place to breed and nest.

Pests need to hide their offspring to increase their chances of survival. Once they find a good hiding spot, they can foster generations of their kind and become an infestation. Stopping the breeding is something that needs to be of upmost importance. Finding and removing those eggs are crucial in preventing pest infiltration.

Keeping your home free of clutter and rubbish is the key to eliminating pests from around your property. The less places for them to hide and breed the better of you will be, as this will take away their basic survival needs. This making your home healthier and happier for entire family and the safety of your property.

Need help protecting your home and family from pests? Call Jim’s Termite & Pest Control on 131 546 or Request A Free Quote now!

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