Pests prefer private, dark, warm places to call home. Often, they find the perfect environment in your attic—where there is also usually a supply of delicious wood. While you should call pest control if you notice an invasion, the following advice may help prevent them from taking up residence there in the first place.
3 Tips for Keeping Your Attic Pest-Free
1. Avoid Cardboard
It’s a common sight: an attic cluttered with cardboard boxes. You might think this is a convenient way to store items you’ve collected over the years. However, cardboard is a valued food source for termites and roaches. To keep out pests, put belongings into plastic bins and bags or other nonorganic storage solutions.
2. Check for Openings
Make it difficult for pests to find a way into your home by checking for gaps or holes in the ceiling, walls, or around the vents. Roof rats, for example, tend to make a habit of entering through vents and hoods. If your attic has skylights, check that the seals remain watertight and apply caulk and weatherstripping as necessary.
3. Look Out for Leaks & Moisture
Pests are often looking for water, so do your best to keep your attic dry. If you have a leaky roof, get it fixed before it creates pools that insects and wildlife love.
Additionally, if your ventilation system isn’t working correctly, the attic can turn into a humid environment ideal for pests. Consider getting duct cleaning to improve airflow or installing an attic dehumidifier.
If you’ve got a pest problem, All Service in New Braunfels, TX, will solve it. Their pest control experts will help you with a range of infestations, including termites, ants, roaches, scorpions, and fleas. They’re also experienced in rodent control and will find the best way to keep mice and rats out of your home for good. For those with urban wildlife on their property, they’ll use humane methods to remove them. To schedule a pest control appointment, call (830) 626-2847. Visit their website to learn more about services and special deals, including 10% off termite treatment.