Some pests are obvious and leave clear signs of entry. However, the less conspicuous pests lurking in the cracks and walls can still cause problems for homeowners.How Do These Pests Get Inside?
Regardless of size, home-invading critters can utilize the smallest cracks and the narrowest holes to enter the home. For example, rodents only need an opening large enough for their skulls, a hole that can be as small as your fingertip.Additional Problem Areas
- Door sweeps
- Door and window casings
- Seals where utility lines enter the home
- Loose wallpaper
Careful home maintenance can prevent many major pest-related problems. For more information on how pests can physically enter the home, visit the University of Kentucky’s guide to pest-proofing a home.
Signs of a Hidden Pest Invasion
Even the most secretive of pests will leave some indication of their presence. A thorough inspection of the house can reveal the pest problem.
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