Is Your Home a Safe Haven for Pests?

Clutter Promotes Pests

Clutter in closets, cabinets, under beds, attics, garages, sheds, and crawlspaces gives opportunistic pests a place to establish harborage sites that are free from the average eye. And if pests such as ants, spiders, mosquitoes go undetected and find sources of food and water they will multiply and cause problems before you know what hit you.

A stack of old newspapers in the garage waiting to be recycled, cardboard boxes, a roll of old carpet in the attic or crawlspace, sleeping bags or camping equipment in the shed, and even clothes or bedding in a closet can create a friendly environment for various insects and mice.

Food particles brushed on the floor instead of the trash can, a missing trash can lid, pet food sitting out in a bowl overnight and food that is not stored in sealed containers are all beacons that attract hungry pests.

Sanitation is pest control. If insects cannot find easily available sources of food and water, they will not be inclined to attempt to gain access to your home. And if they do make it inside for some reason they won’t survive without these essentials.

Hidden Pest Threats

Clutter in a home can also reduce the effectiveness of a professional pest management service. Pests don’t spend time together in the middle of a room often and if a technician can’t access the space to conduct a thorough inspection and identify the source of the infestation, it will be difficult to make an accurate treatment recommendation.

A clutter-filled crawlspace can prevent a termite inspector from detecting mud tubes or damaged wood indicating the presence of termites. If left unchecked destructive subterranean termites can threaten the structural integrity of your home and result in thousands of dollars in repairs and termite eradication services.

Spiders are known to inhabit old boxes, sleeping bags and off-season clothing that is in storage. Regularly removing spider webs will drive spiders off and reduce the risk of being bit or stung.

Mice hiding in old furniture or boxes can destroy items or create a potential fire hazard if they chew on electrical wiring. They also spread harmful bacteria to your food or eating areas with their urine and droppings.

Contact Rottler Pest Solutions

We can help! Check out our year-round protection programs, or schedule your free inspection today! Protect your home from pests this season by calling 877-768-8537.

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