Growing up, many of us were taught that cockroaches and other insects are attracted to squalor. Today, we know this isn’t the case. Bugs want two things: shelter and water. If your home has those things, bugs want in, period – regardless of your property’s cleanliness. The difference between an infested home and a pest-free home usually comes down to accessibility and strategic pest control in Salem, OR.
When we say “accessibility,” what we mean is how easy it is for insects to get into your house. For example, if the weatherproofing around your windows and doors is in disrepair, bugs will probably use it as an easy access point. Your garage, attic, and siding are all common entrances for pests, especially during the cold winter months.
It’s also a good idea to check your kitchen and bathrooms for leaks. Even slow, occasional drips around your pipes can entice water-seeking insects. The same is true for drains.
Keeping a clean home will always be an essential part of discouraging pests from taking up residence. But if your clean home still attracts the occasional insect, don’t feel bad–it’s a normal part of life. All you need to do is check the access points we mentioned above and schedule regular pest control in Salem, OR, to fill in the gaps in your routine.