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5 Home Areas You Should Always Check For Pests

Owning a house is a major responsibility. It’s not all about enjoying the amenities, but also dealing with its maintenance. If you’re renting to own or have recently acquired property under your own name, you’ve probably realized this fact with a trial of fire. When something breaks down, like an electric outlet or a water connection, it is incumbent upon you to have it immediately repaired. Otherwise, everyone in the house suffers an inconvenience.

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Aside from the regular maintenance needed for your home, you also need to keep a look out for pests. That’s right. Insects and rodents can also cause detrimental property damage to your home. And even though the Internet is a vast resource for knowledge on how to go about these things on your own, it is still much wiser to consult professional exterminators for the job. These experts know the most effective techniques for rodent, ant, and termite control.

That being said, how do you know where these pests come from, and where do you check? Today, we’ll look at 5 most likely places to check for pests.

#1 – Any room with wooden floors or furniture

Anything made of wood will definitely attract termites into your home. That includes floors, chairs, tables, beds, etc.

wood eaten by termites

Termites are known to cause damage from the inside out, burrowing into the wood until the tunnels they’ve made are visible. They also weaken the structural integrity of the wood, making it a hazard to you and your family members.

#2 – Kitchen and/or cupboards

cockroach in kitchen

Ants, rodents and cockroaches are frequent trespassers in your kitchen, particularly if they find food in the cupboards or food left out/not sealed properly. Ants are a lot easier to spot, since you can find group of them moving in formation from windows, tables, or cupboard spaces.

Rodents are a bit trickier, though. You’ll rarely find them, because they scurry away pretty fast. But you’ll know they visited if you see rat urine or droppings within the vicinity. Call an exterminator immediately for a quick examination.

#3 – The garden

Pests like ants and termites will most likely come from the soil found in your garden. Visible termite mounds and anthills are signs that they have taken refuge in your greenery.

 

termite hill
This is what a termite hill looks like

Make sure you contact skillful exterminators, like TopBest, who have the best solutions in the Philippines to dealing with these insects.

 

#4 – Walls

Termites inside walls

Check for small cracks or openings on concrete or even wooden walls. These could be entry points for insects to enter your home.

#5 – Gutters, downspouts, & crawlspaces

downspout pests

Outside of your home, these areas can become infested with termites. Dr. Ron Harrison, an entomologist, suggests that you keep any paper, cardboard, or wood free from all three, lest it attracts termites to eat, infest, and even find more ways into your home from these locations.

If, by experience, you have any knowledge of other areas in your home where insects, rodents, and other pests usually pass through, or locations where pest maintenance should be applied, share them with us in the comments section below.


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