When people find that their house is infested by bugs, pests, and rodents, they are tend to pay heed to a quick fix. But little they are aware of the consequences later, hence, it is always a good idea to go for a pest control. Before heading to this miraculous permanent fix, let’s first determine what actually cased the infestation, so that it doesn’t hit your house in the imminent future.
- A tree or a shrub branch is in contact with your house.
In order to not be infected by the insecticides, the insects tend to use branches to save themselves for the pest control. Tree branches act like a bridge for ants or rodents and they can use it to climb themselves to the rood to save themselves. Also, if there is a shrub in your house, it has moisture against its sliding, escalating the rotting process and giving access to a range of pests. You can but back your vegetation up to 3 feet and consult a professional.
- Siding is in touch with your soil
Siding or soil contact gives access to carpenter ants, moisture ants, and many termites. Dig away the soil from siding, deck posts, and deck staircases. Give ample clearance from the siding to the soil so that the foundation of your home is clearly visible.
- Soil or mulch is inclined towards your house
The water flow against the sliding will encourage decay and flooding in the basement or a crawl space. You can try to grade the soil or mulch landscaped areas so that water doesn’t keep accumulating there as the time goes by.
- There are gaps in and around your crawl space
This lets rodents to crawl into your crawl space where they are prone to deteriorate the plastic vapour shield, insulation, and wiring with their waste and chewing. They are not visible until and unless they pave a way into your house. If this is the case, hire an electronic pest control professional. Repair or replace all the damaged foundation.
- Your soffit vent screens are missing or damaged
When birds or rats are given access to your attic, they bring damage, potential health issues, and odor with them. You can re-screen the problem areas with the help of a galvanized quarter-inch hardware cloth and attach them with stainless steel staples or screws.