As warm-blooded mammals, humans provide the ideal environment for many bugs to live in.
Our body temperature is around 98.6 degrees F (37 C), and when you factor in all our warmth combined with the moisture coming off of our skin, it's no wonder that pests find homes in buildings where people live.
Here are five reasons why pests will enter your home.
1. Your House Provides Them With Food.
Pests need food to survive. Good news for them: they have a lot of options in your home.
Bugs need to eat just like you and me, only their food of choice is different. Bugs aren't usually after people, but more likely your leftovers or even book bindings. Other bugs want plants from your garden or houseplants.
Yet some bugs, like fleas, will eat household pets. Pests are eating you right now...in the form of biting insects called mites! Mosquitoes, fleas and ticks can cause an array of symptoms ranging from itchy skin to deadly illnesses such as malaria and Lyme disease.
While some pests come inside by accident (i.e., ladybugs), most come into the house with a specific goal in mind: they want to eat.
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2. Your House Has Water.
Think of it this way: you want water, too. If your home was in the middle of a desert, you might go to great lengths to find water inside. That's how pests feel about homeowners.
Water is one of the biggest draws for insects into the house. Water leaks also create prime conditions for intrusion by bugs seeking moisture to survive.
3. Your House Shelters Them.
Has there ever been a time when you were outside in the cold and only wished you had somewhere else to go or to be? Somewhere where the temperature is perfect to warm your cold fingers or toes.
If you were a pest, you’d be thinking about the same thing. You’d need a safe shelter to weather the storms. If you think you have an infestation on your hands, read about Orange Environmental Services pest control.
4. Your House Is Cluttered.
Why do pests love cluttered houses? Because possessions and items within the house make it easier for pests to find shelter. Pests like clutter because it creates a protective barrier around their bodies and provides them with warmth and moisture (a must-have during cold weather). The more clutter piles up, the more likely pests will be attracted to your home.
5. Your House Has Cracks and Crevices They Can Get In.
Cracks and openings around windows and doors let in drafts and allow creepy-crawlies to enter without detection. Pests will often use cracks around windows and doorframes as entry points into your home because they offer the perfect blend of warmth, moisture, protection from potential predators (such as you), and proximity to a food source - you!
If you find bugs or pests around these places inside your home, it's time to address how well-sealed the cracks and crevices in your house are so pests can't gain access so easily anymore.
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