What's Attracting Pests To Your Home And How To Fix It

At Innovative Pest Control, we've visited many homes and seen many conditions that attract insects and rodents.  Below is a list of conducive conditions we frequently identify when we service East Texas homes.  We've also included information on how to fix those issues.

Tree Branches On House

Keep tree branches away from house to reduce pest access.

Firewood Next To Foundation

Keep firewood away from house to reduce harborage areas.

Debris In Crawl Space Or Next To The Foundation

Remove debris to reduce termite harborage areas.

Excessive Plant Cover, Stumps, Etc.

Provide spacing between plant cover and structure.

Soil Above Foundation Line

Keep soil below top of foundation to reduce harborage areas.

Wood To Soil Contact

Keep soil from touching wood to eliminate termite access.

Debris on Roof/Gutter

Keep gutters and the roof free of debris to reduce harborages.


Standing Water Near Or Under The Structure

Eliminate standing water to reduce habitats

Openings At Plumbing & Electric

Seal openings to reduce pest entry points.

Excessive Gaps Around Windows & Doors

Seal openings to reduce pest access.

Leaky Plumbing Fixtures

Repair or replace leaky fixtures to reduce moisture for pests.

Garbage Cans Uncovered

Keep covered to reduce attracting insects and rodents.

Moisture Damaged Wood

Repair or replace rotting or damaged wood to reduce insect harborages.

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