There are a few things that will most certainly attract pests to your home: warmth, shelter and water. If you have an infestation of some kind in your home, it is more than likely caused because you could provide one of those three things for that particular pest. There are several pests that are particularly attracted to water. You will find that there are many areas throughout your home that water can become a problem that attracted pests. Effective Pest Services is here to talk about your home and different spots within it that could be attracting pests because of excess water.
Where Pests are Attracted to Moisture in Your House
While there may be a pest problem in several spots inside your home, there are some areas that are going to be more likely to have pest infestations because there is water present.
– Bathrooms: This is an obvious hot spot for pests that are attracted to moisture. In the bathroom you will find several water sources including toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers and more. If there is a draining problem or a leaking pipe somewhere, there are several pests that will surely benefit from it. Not only will pests find the water found in bathrooms tempting, but if there is any mold or mildew that is growing as a result of excess water, pests will feed off of it as well.
– Kitchens: The kitchen is going to be a target for many different pests as they can find both food and water in this area of your home. Even the smallest crumbs found in the pantry of your kitchen can be enough to attract pests. If there is moisture left behind by the dishwasher, refrigerator, or sink, it can also attract pests in a hurry.
– Basements: Since basements are located under ground level, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this area of your home could run into moisture problems that lead to pest infestations. The dark and cool environment that is often found in the basement will often lead to moisture problems. On top of that, the dark space will be attractive to pests that are nocturnal and enjoy living in the dark.
– Attics: While there isn’t any plumbing that could be causing moisture problems in the attic, there is also a roof that could leak and lead to moisture issues. Also, there isn’t a lot of activity inside the attic as they are primarily used for storage and aren’t spaces that are lived in. When there is a roof leak in the attic, it can lead to pest infestation.
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