Why Pests May Be Attracted to Your Home

Pests at Home Yuck! You’ve found another roach, or you’ve discovered termites in the bathroom. Not sure what you’re doing wrong? Here’s why pests may be attracted to your home.

You don’t store food properly

Let’s start with the basics. Pests are always attracted to food—including crumbs on the floor, counter spills, any pet food that’s left out, fruit in a bowl and, of course, garbage. Sweep, mop and vacuum regularly, making sure to get into all the corners. Make sure to store all food, including pet food, in tightly sealed containers.

Your home is cluttered

You’d never let takeout containers pile up, and you sweep the kitchen religiously. So why do you still have pests? You may not have known this, but pests are attracted to piles of clutter even if they don’t contain food, because they provide great places to burrow and hide.

You mulch your yard

Mulch may seem innocuous, but it can serve as a food and moisture source for termites, whose next move will be—you guessed it—your home. Limit your use of wood mulch and keep it 15 inches or more from your home’s foundation.

If you’ve done all of the above and still get pests, Blue Ridge Termite and Pest Management Group is here for you. We provide professional termite and pest management services throughout Central Virginia. We pride ourselves on being green and use eco-friendly methods whenever possible. Contact us at the first sign of termites or other pests, and we’ll take care of the problem.

2 Responses to Why Pests May Be Attracted to Your Home

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  2. Pests are ever unwanted in households. Pests will infest readily and if not controlled in enough time, will continue to wreck havoc reaching high level infestation which may be complex to eliminate completely such as bed bugs….
    Bedbugs! These insects invade homes and wreak havoc wherever they will intentionally attack. Effective bed bug control may seem impossible when it comes to a high level stubborn infestation, but there must be light at the end of the tunnel to eliminate these small, pesky pests.
    Bed bugs are tricky bugs. When they get into a home or business, they can get into hard to reach locations, not just your beds. These insects can dwell in outlets, wall voids, electronics, behind baseboards and anywhere close to resting and sleeping human sites. They can also be deep inside upholstered furniture or under rugs unsparingly. The trick to beating these hitch hiking, tricky bugs is understanding their habits and habitats.

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