When pests invade your home, they can bring disease, and at the very least, they leave droppings, get into food, and even cause damage. While you aren't opening your front door to pests, there are some common mistakes you may be making that actually help pests invade your home with ease. Check out these five mistakes to avoid.
Having Holes and Gaps in Your Home's Exterior
If a storm causes a tree to smash into your living room window, you aren't going to leave the window broken.
Now that the snow is beginning to melt, it's time to start rejuvenating your lawn. If you've discovered mole holes in your yard, you know that you have a battle on your hands. During the spring, moles become active again. This is the time of year when you start noticing those distinctive mounds of dirt all over your yard. Unfortunately, those mounds can be bothersome. First, they're destroying your lawn. Second, they're leaving holes in your yard that any one could step into and injure themselves.
If you will be staying in a hotel during the coming weeks, you might be a bit nervous about the potential for bringing home bed bugs. These pesky critters are becoming more and more of a nuisance in recent years, and for many people, the infestation begins after they bring the bed bugs home from a trip. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to avoid bringing bed bugs home after a hotels stay.
Termites are one of the most destructive pests that can take up residence within your home, as they can quickly tear their way through wooden materials and surfaces and leave them structurally damaged. This can represent a large additional cost on top of the cost of pest removal. There are a few different things that can attract termites into your home. Understanding what they are can help you adjust to reduce the risk that termites may find their way inside before any damage actually occurs.
Termites are a particularly destructive household pest that can cause severe structural damage to wooden surfaces within your home. Termites can also be notoriously hard to remove, since the size of their colonies can vary widely. Therefore, the best form of pest control against termites is proactive prevention against them. Understanding the variety of ways that you can keep termites out of your home can help prevent damage and expensive repair and removal in the future.