Pests are likely to take up residence in your home if they can find a way in. Particularly if there is easy access to food and water. With this said there are a few things that will make your home more inviting to pests giving them the perfect conditions to breed and thrive.
Some of The Biggest Causes of Residential Pests Include:
- Food – Pests are attracted to food and if you leave dishes in the sink overnight, spills aren’t cleaned up immediately or crumbs on counters stay there for too long this will be very appealing. Even when your kitchen seems spotless pests can find hidden places such as under furniture and appliances where they may deposit their own personal stash of grubs that have been dining out on leftovers all week! If your bins are full or don’t have lids this will attract pests. Bins both inside and outside your property should be emptied frequently and you should ensure that the lids can always be firmly shut. The best way to keep your food safe is by following some simple rules. First, make sure that it’s stored in a cool place where pests can’t get at it; this includes any opened cereal or pet foods you have around the house as well – just put these into containers with tight fitting lids! If there are pre-prepped meals then store them away from other unprepared dishes so they don’t spoil faster than expected. A lot of people might think insects like snacking on stinky leftovers but actually most would rather find something else if given an option.
- Clutter – Don’t let pests get the best of you. Clutter provides perfect hiding places and breeding grounds for these nasties, so it’s inevitable that if your home has piles of paperwork or clothes then an infestation will happen sooner rather than later! The easiest way to avoid this from happening is to regularly clean up any remaining clutter items as well as throwing them away when necessary – don’t just store them in closets where they can accumulate more dirtiness until there are no options left but vacuum all over again every few months. When your home is decluttered, it is important to vacuum regular to keep on top of dust, crumbs any potential nesting materials.
- Garden – Garden pests can be a huge problem for people with gardens. Overgrown crops and unruly plants are not just unattractive, they also attract vermin like rats or squirrels which will chew their way through your home’s roof or vents in search of fresh food sources!
- Entry Points – The first step to keeping pests from entering your home is making sure there are no entry points. This could mean filling cracks and holes in walls or window frames, sealing pipes joints properly where they meet utility lines with fencing materials like metal flashing; it’s also vital that you replace any missing tiles on the roofline if possible-and take care not to leave these areas exposed by debris for example leaves etc., which would provide easy passage into homes when weather permits.