How Do Pests Enter Homes?

Pests can enter homes in many ways. Some pests hitchhike in bags or packages. The most common types of bugs that enter the home like this are fleas, beetles, and weevils. These bugs come from outside and lay eggs in the home to create new populations inside your home. Other garden bugs might be brought inside by bringing live plants into your home.
While some bugs hitchhike into the home, the majority of pests will enter your home through cracks, crevices, holes in the screen, or plumbing pipes. Sealing cracks and putting up screens is the best way to fight and prevent these infestations. Rodents can fit through holes as small as 1/4th inch. Rodents are especially harmful pests because they can bring additional harmful pests like ticks and fleas with them. Ants, flies, roaches, and other pests also commonly enter homes through crevices and cracks. Checking your floors, walls, windows, and doors, for small holes routinely will help prevent pest infestation.
Additionally, outdoor maintenance is just as important as indoor maintenance when it comes to infestation. Tree branches that touch houses can act as bridges for rodents and insects to enter homes. Overgrown grass can house ticks that may be brought inside by pets. Torn vents around the outside of the home can let in a multitude of pests. Some insects can live in sewers that connect to pipes in homes such as cockroaches. They can enter homes through drains in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
If your home is overcome with a single pest type or a combination of pests, look no further than Hill Country Pest Control Kerrville. Pests attract more pests. Get the help you need and start feeling comfortable again in your home.

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