Pests are a nuisance that no property owner wants to see in their setting, but nearly everyone must contend with at one time or another. From ants to mice, pests come in many sizes, and they will try to enter your home in search of food, water, and shelter from inclement weather. If you want to keep pests out, you will need to carefully assess your structure and make any necessary repairs to prevent pests from entering your house or commercial property.
Shore up Cracks and Holes
Cracks and holes don’t have to be large to accommodate rats and especially mice. When the weather gets cool, rodents like these seek out shelter. These pests are tenacious. Simply shoring up the cracks with caulk isn’t the answer as determined rodents will merely chew through it. Concrete filling and steel mesh are the best methods for preventing rats and mice entrance to your interior space.
Even if your setting is meticulously cleaned and free from crumbs, it can still attract pests. Rodents and insects need water just like other living creatures. If you have a leaky pipe, you might attract pests to it. Once inside, the pests will seek out food that’s stored in your pantry or cabinets. Cereal boxes or boxes containing crackers or cookies are particularly easy for pests like mice, rats, cockroaches, and ants to access. If you have a leak, contact us and one of our contractors who specializes in plumbing issues can fix the problem for you, so you don’t attract these critters in the first place.
Many pests are adept climbers. If your roof has any weak spots or the beginnings of a hole, pests will exploit this hole further by burrowing within it and tunneling right into your attic. Pests like rats and raccoons have been known to access homes through the roof. Roof repairs are essential for protecting the integrity of your structure, so if you need to have your roof repaired or assessed, you should do it before the cool season when pests begin to look for their winter shelters.
If your door doesn’t fit tightly, it’s an invitation for pests. We can build up your threshold to ensure that the door is secure. In some cases, we can install metal flashing to prevent pests from entering your space. Doors that aren’t properly installed can also be vulnerable to pests. If you need a door installed, you can contact us to make certain that it is secured properly.
Food and Storage Areas
If your pantry or trash area is insecure or requires repairs, we can safeguard these areas from pests too. If you’re having trouble with rodents getting into your trash receptacles, we can build a secure structure for enclosing trash cans. If your pantry is being visiting by pests like ants or mice, we can help you assess where they’re coming from and make all the necessary repairs.
If you want to guard against pests, we can help you make the needed repairs to keep unwanted critters at bay. With the repairs in place, you can sleep better knowing that the pests are outside where they belong. Contact us to create a plan for your home.