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Pest Hot Spots Around The Home

Pests are known for their remarkable ability to hide in the nooks and crannies of your home. That being said, they do prefer some areas above others. In this post, we’re going to talk about these pest hot spots. This will be useful if you have pests and are searching for the source of their infestation.

Looking for pests? Try these pest hot spots

To start with, you should first look in places that are damp. Pests need water to survive and are far more attract to moist vs dry areas. One of the most common pest hot spots are places where there are leaks as areas of moisture attract pests. This is why it’s so important that you fix leaky pipes and taps quickly.

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Pests also love anywhere dark and out of the way. Remember, the number one priority for pests is to avoid human contact. Humans often equal death…which is why pests shy away from us. This means you should search in dark places you do not often go. Look in areas like your attic, unused rooms and cupboards, and also under floorboards or behind furniture. When doing this, also make sure to look beneath large appliances, especially ones you haven’t moved in years.

Pests also love to squeeze themselves into tiny, narrow spaces. If you have cracks and holes in your wall, they are probably already infested by pests. The bigger the crack or hole, the more likely it is to have pests. In this case, the best thing to do is immediately seal them up.

Where else can pests lurk and cause problems?

Pest hot spots can also include any entrance point. Pests congregate around these areas because it gives them quick and easy access to your home. Older buildings tend to have more pests, so it’s a good idea to search around the perimeter of your home, and look for any large gaps where pests might enter.

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When it comes to food, your kitchen will always attract pests. These pest hot spots can include anywhere that food is stored, as well as places it is prepared. One of the most important places to search are bins. Pests will always hang around bins because they can easily feed on food scraps. In addition, make sure to look underneath and behind your bins.

Finally, there is your bedroom. In this room, it’s important to check your wardrobe. This is especially true if you’re storing clothes (which can attract moths). Last but not least, look around your mattress and beneath your bed for bed bugs. If you need pest control in the London area, or have any questions, please contact Diamond and we will be glad to help.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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