Access areas for wild intruders to watch out for in your home
August 21st, 2021
Bugs, vermin and other such intruders are most certainly not welcome in your home. While this is very unpleasant and can cause anxiety, fortunately it is possible to eliminate the problem. Whether it’s rodents, insects or any other type of critter, it’s important to act quickly and effectively. The following blog post will give you some tips on how to locate the entry points of undesirables in order to block their access to your property.
First and foremost, walk around your home to identify areas where intruders are likely to enter. This could be a dryer vent, window frame, door, vents or any other opening, no matter how small, that could allow vermin and insects to enter your home. Then, make sure you seal up the holes and entry points. Use steel wool or very fine wire mesh to seal the holes. The idea is to stop the infestation as quickly as possible and to avoid at all costs that other individuals enter the home.
It is also a good idea to repair leaky faucets. Many insects and small animals can be attracted to water sources. A leaky faucet can quickly become a nest for unwanted insects. Arm yourself with a wrench and repair dripping faucets once and for all by replacing defective rings or cartridges. Damp areas of the house are very attractive to a host of undesirables.
Available at most hardware stores, weatherstripping is installed at the base of doors. Some models have a self-adhesive base and can be installed very quickly without special tools. This type of addition to the bottom of your doors, especially the models with nylon fringe, can keep vermin out. This little action will not only keep the unwanted out, but will also keep your warm air in. It’s a twofer.
Don’t underestimate the importance of frequent cleaning. If you leave things lying around, you’re contributing to the vermin problem. The kitchen in particular can attract intruders if they detect food odors. So avoid leaving dirty dishes lying around, clean up any spilled food immediately and never leave food or garbage in your kitchen.
In any case, if you are concerned about a possible infestation in your home, do not hesitate to contact professionals. They will be able to answer your questions and give you all the tips you need to prevent the situation from happening again. They are also accustomed to detecting entry points, even the most difficult to access. They are also the best people to get rid of the problem at the source and for good.