It’s always a creepy feeling when you see pests like cockroaches, termites, ants creeping around your home. Regardless the size of these pests, they often look for shelter, food and water to grow and survive. In order to keep your home safe from such manifestation, you should know and understand the reasons behind the cause. Here are a few causes of pest manifestation.
- Trees or Shrubs that are Untrimmed – Ants, spiders and other pests invade homes due to the presence of trees and shrubs. The presence of shrubs retains moisture offering an invitation to pests. To avoid this problem, consider cutting the trees and shrubs about 3 feet. Or you can hire a professional to remove the trees and shrubs for good.
- Soil – Presence of soil is another reason that leads to pest infestation. If your property is touching the soil, then ants and termites are bound to come inside your home causing hefty damage. Then you have soil grading that directs the water towards your home attracting pests along causing leaks or floods.
- Crawl Space Gaps – Rodents and critters are often found in gaps around the crawl space. Consider hiring an expert to encapsulate the crawl spaces or repair the damage to the foundation of vent screens and insulation. Also, make sure not to ignore even for the smallest of gaps and cracks by sealing them before the situation becomes worse.
- Missing or Damaged Chimney Caps – Squirrels, birds or raccoons along with snow or rain are kept out from chimney gaps while entering the home. However, damage to the chimney caps can lead to pests manifesting your home.
Consider doing pest control in Brisbane if your house gets infested.