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December 10, 2018

People usually don’t give pests enough credit. At Black Diamond, we know they’re criminal masterminds who will stop at nothing when it comes to infiltrating your home. Take a look at some of the ways they can breach your home’s defenses.

Think you have a foolproof foundation? Think again. Bugs seem capable of squeezing through even the smallest spaces. Did you know that termites can squeeze through a 1/32-inch opening? Even with no cracks in the foundation whatsoever, termites can build a mud tube over the foundation to get to the natural material in your home.

You’ve heard of being ‘eaten out of house and home.’ Well, these critters will do just that, but only after they eat their way INTO your house… through your walls. Yes, mice can chew through insulation, drywall, wood and other building materials (even aluminum). And beware: many house fires are caused by mice chewing on electrical wiring. Best get rid of these little nightmares fast.

Speaking of wiring, the holes used to bring utilities like electric, cable, gas, and water into your home act as a direct route into your home. Think of them as pest super highways.

They come from above – and we’re not just talking about flying insects. Pests like birds, squirrels, and raccoons can give new meaning to the phrase ‘dropping in’ as they sneakily enter your home through chimneys.

Pests are not above hitchin’ a ride. As we’ve previously mentioned, bed bugs are nuisances that love to crawl into your luggage when you’re away from home. See our previous bed bug article to learn how to avoid these little stowaways.

Home invasions are at an all-time high during the winter months when pests love to come inside to share the warmth of your fire… or your bed. If you’re noticing an increase in pest problems, give us a call at 877-DEAD-BUG. Just think of us as your 911 for pest home invasions.