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Common Ways For Pests To Enter Your Home

Posted on November 11th, 2020 by Knockout Pest

Have you ever seen a pest in your house and wondered how they got inside? Other homeowners who experienced this have the same reaction. Keep reading to discover the most common ways for pests to enter your home. 

The Roof

When you have tree branches that are near your roof, it may become more vulnerable to pests. After all, pests such as carpenter ants can easily travel from the tree to your roof via the branches. Trimming your tree branches is one of the most effective ways to combat this issue. 

The Deck

A deck provides homeowners with the perfect outdoor space to entertain guests when the weather permits. It is important to remember that decks are usually made out of wood; which makes them an excellent target for termites. Refinishing your deck on a consistent basis will make your deck less appealing to these wood-destroying insects. 

The Gutters

It is no wonder that gutters can get clogged easily–especially as the leaves begin to fall this season. After a storm, the water that starts to amass in your gutters provides the ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed there. You can prevent this scenario from happening by keeping your gutters clean this season. 

Are you dealing with a pest infestation at the moment? If so, turn to the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control for assistance. We can knockout pests and keep them down for the count!

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.

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