When not removed immediately, pests can compromise the structural integrity of your home. They can also be a hazard to the health and safety of your family. These creatures can live in some of the most unexpected places and items in your home.
Beetles, bedbugs and ants can make a home behind electrical outlet covers. You’ll know there’s a pest infestation when there’s a dry powdery residue seeping through the gaps around the outlets. When there are pests in the outlets, it’s very likely that they have taken over other areas of the house so make sure to contact a pest control expert.
Different kinds of pests, including rats, squirrels, birds, roaches and bats, can nest in unfinished attic spaces. You can consult a pest control expert or roofing contractor to determine the best type of insulation to prevent pest infestation. Moreover, one way to avoid this problem is to get insulation treated with boric acid, which is safe for humans, but toxic to roaches, silverfish, ants and termites.
Bedbugs don’t just live in mattresses and bedsheets, but also in pillows and your child’s stuffed toys. These insects can bite humans and cause rashes as well as infections.
Clogged gutters are ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes, mice, birds, bees and other pests. Keep your gutters clean so they won’t attract these creatures. You should have your gutters regularly inspected, cleaned and maintained by a professional. Also, investing in a quality gutter protection system can prevent clogs as they stop debris from entering the gutters.
Turn to Gutter Helmet® of Dallas Fort Worth for superior gutter protection installation. Our experienced team also specializes in rubber and metal roofing systems. Give us at (817) 495-7278, or fill out our contact form to schedule a service.