Moisture. Pests need moisture more than they need food and they can find it in your home! Leaky pipes, standing water in drains and spills left under appliances are just some of the sources of moistures just waiting for a thirsty insect population.
Access. Even though you home may seem to be a fortress against pests, there can be multiple entry points that pests can take advantage of. Some of these entry points include openings around windows, where pipes enter the home, ill-fitting door jambs, cracks in foundations and many more.
Warmth. Pests are particularly attracted to heat-producing appliances like refrigerators, stoves, and dishwashers.
Food. Even the cleanest kitchens and bathrooms can harbor enough “food” to sustain a pest population in the form of crumbs and spills. Cockroaches, for example, can live quite some time on just one or two corn flakes!
Nesting materials. Rodents shred and nest in a wide variety of materials like paper, cardboard, natural decorations (like wheat, dried flowers).
So take a look at your home through the “eyes” of a pest and find out how it can beacon all varieties of pests during the Fall.
Call DA Exterminating at 800-650-PEST to protect your home against fall pests!