Why You Need to Keep the Entry Points Sealed to Prevent Infestation

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In our last blog post, we talked about reducing infestations in the yard around your home. Today, we are following up to help you learn how to seal the entry points where pests might move into your home. Even if you are proactive to keep the yard clean, there are still places where rodents or insects might move into your living space.

These are some of the best strategies that you can use to seal off those entry points and prevent the critters from coming inside:

Check the Dog DoorSeal Your Home to Prevent Infestation

If you have a door for your dog or cat to move in and out of the house, then you need to make sure that the door seals when it shuts. A loose pet door invites in rodents both big and small. A high-quality dog door will use magnetic features to keep the door securely in place.

Replace the Screens

As the weather warms up, it is nice to open the windows to let in the fresh air. But, you might be dealing with infestation problems if the screens are damaged. Check the window screens to prevent insects and the vent screens to prevent rodents. It is estimated that approximately 50% of interior rodent infestations happen because damaged vent screens provide an easy entry into the home.

Add Weather Stripping

Inspect the doors and windows to see if you can find any cracks or small openings around the frames. Even a small hole can allow a mouse or insect to move inside. Turn off the lights inside and see if you can see sunlight beneath the door or around the frames. Then, use weather stripping or caulking to fill in the gaps.

Hire a Pest Control Expert

There might be other entry points in your home that you don’t know about. Instead of letting these pests come inside, consider the advantages of hiring a pest control expert to come for an inspection. A customized pest control plan is the best way to keep your home comfortable and free of rodents and insects.

Are you ready to learn more about these services? Contact our team at Mathews Termite & Pest Service to schedule an appointment: (951) 751-0885

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