Insects and pests are not only a nuisance, but can be dangerous. Homeowners must inspect areas that are tempting to insects, to make sure they don’t become a constant nuisance.
The kitchen sink
Unsurprisingly, ants love the kitchen sink. Dirty dishes and bits of food can be a tempting treat ants and other insects. However, it’s important not to focus just on the sink itself. Gaps in tile or spaces in window panes near the sink can provide an easy way for ants and other bugs to get into the kitchen.
The magazine rack
Silverfish love to munch on starches, including the bindings and pages of magazines and newspapers. A bookcase that hasn’t been cleaned or dusted for awhile can be a tasty buffet for many hungry silverfish.
The mulch or firewood pile
Termites are more than pests,they can cause major damage to the homes they infest. Termites love to hide in the baseboards of homes, but tempting areas can exist outside as well. Firewood piles provide shelter and food for many termites. Homeowners can also inadvertently attract termites by placing garden mulch too close to a home’s foundation. Experts suggest making sure to leave at leastsix inches between the home and mulch to prevent termite invasions.
Closets and corners in the garage
Most spiders love to spin their webs in areas that are rarely disturbed. Although many spiders are harmless, some can be poisonous. The black recluse is a spider with a potentially toxic bite. These spiders tend to hide in cardboard, which is similar to their natural habitat. Many bites occur when a person puts on a piece of clothing that a brown recluse has been hiding in. Shaking out clothes before putting them on can get rid of most spiders.
The eaves of the house
Wasps tend to build their nests in corners and crevices, such as the eaves of a house. Left undisturbed, many wasps may inhabit the same nest. Not only are wasp stings extremely painful, but they can be dangerous for people who are allergic to them. The cold of winter generally kills most wasps, but more will begin to emerge when the weather gets warmer. Therefore, it is important to inspect eaves and other tempting crevices in overhangs and other outdoor areas to find a nest before it becomes a problem. Pest Control in Indianapolis should be called in for nests that are already inhabited.