No one wants to have to deal with a pest infestation in their home, yet some of us have unintentionally got properties that attract unwanted house guests that can be difficult to get rid of. Is your home one of them? There are a few things that you may be doing that are making places in your property a haven for rodents and pests. Once you know what to look out for, you will be able to tackle it and reduce the chance of having to deal with this potential problem. These are some of the items that you might want to keep an eye on.
White light bulbs
Insects can see three different colors: ultraviolet, blue, and green. So, they’ll be primarily attracted to lights that emit cool tones. If you have LED lights that have a blue or white color, then you may wish to make your home less inviting by replacing them with bulbs that emit a yellow or warm hue – especially for lights that are outside.
Your pets might not be the problem, but cats and dogs can bring in fleas and ticks into your home – so you should keep proper grooming and care in mind for our furry friends. Their food and waste can attract other critters, as their food can create crumb piles that are delicious for pests.
Carpenter bees, for instance, can be attracted to wood that hasn’t been treated and is weathered. Such infestations can occur in the eaves of a home, in sidings, and on decks. To prevent these infestations, you should treat wood in and outside of your home with moisture- and weather-proofing material. However, take care with white doors, and window frames as these can be attractive to stink bugs.
Unused or clogged drains may be bringing flies into your home. This is because they like to feed and breed in these types of places because they provide the shelter and moisture that they want to have in a potential home.