The change of weather may drive pest to find a new habitat and your home may provide an environment that is insect-friendly. You do not want pests enter your home as they can be a real nuisance or cause damage to your property.
Insects can get inside your home when they find holes, cracks and even the tiniest opening. The best way to prevent the pest from getting inside your home is to block their possible passage to your home. Inspect and check the common places pest enter your home:
Doors – Check all doors and make sure they are sealed tightly against thresholds. You may need to install door sweeps to seal the gap at the bottom of your door. Check around your doors for any light peeping through for insects may use that spot to enter your home.
Windows – Make sure the window screens have no holes, repair if you find holes. Check the weather stripping for worn parts that could allow pests to get through.
Wall passages – Insects may use the cable, heating, plumbing and ventilation item that passes through your home’s walls to enter your home. Double seal these possible passage ways to prevent insect entry. Apply caulk on the exterior wall and also apply caulk or spray foam in the wall interior.
Dryer vents and exhaust fans – Make sure all vents and exhaust fans are working properly. Broken or stuck open dryer vents and exhaust fans create a passageway for insects.
Siding – Seal noticeable gaps in trim and house siding. Insects can exploit even the tiniest gap.
Pest proof these spots in your home to prevent pests from entering your home. Otherwise, you will have to take on the cost of pest control Flinders View when pests get their way into your home.