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5 Common Entry Points for Pests in Your Home and How Our Perimeter Service Can Help

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As a homeowner in Birmingham, Alabama, you might not be aware of the tiny invaders silently making their way into your home. Pests like roaches, spiders, and ants are not just a nuisance; they can pose health risks and cause damage to your property. At Birmingham Mosquito Control, we understand the challenges you face in keeping these uninvited guests at bay. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our new Preventative Exterior Perimeter Service. But first, let’s explore the five most common entry points for pests and how our service can seal them off.

1. Doors: The Obvious Yet Overlooked Entryway

Doors are the most obvious entry points for pests. Small gaps under doors or around the frames are like open invitations for pests. Our perimeter service includes a thorough inspection and treatment around all doorways, ensuring these gaps are not accessible for pests. By creating a barrier with our specialized treatment, we significantly reduce the likelihood of pests entering through doors.

2. Windows: A Sneaky Access Point

Windows, especially when they are not properly sealed, provide another easy access for pests. Over time, weather stripping can wear down, leaving small openings ideal for pests. Our service focuses on these vulnerable areas, applying treatments around window frames and ensuring any gaps are minimized. This not only deters pests but also enhances the overall insulation of your home.

3. Foundation Cracks: The Hidden Highways for Pests

Even the smallest crack in your home's foundation can be a highway for ants, spiders, and other pests. Our perimeter service includes a detailed examination of your home's foundation. We apply long-lasting treatments to any cracks or crevices, disrupting the entry paths for pests and safeguarding the integrity of your home’s foundation.

4. Utility Entry Points: Often Forgotten but Critical

Pests can enter through the smallest of spaces, including where utilities enter your home. These entry points for cables and pipes are often overlooked. Our team meticulously treats these areas, ensuring that they are not potential gateways for pests. By doing so, we provide an extra layer of protection in areas that are commonly neglected.

5. Vents and Chimneys: The Overhead Invitations

Vents and chimneys are also common entry points, especially for flying or climbing pests. While these areas can be challenging to protect, our service includes strategies to minimize pest access without obstructing their functionality. We ensure that these essential home features don't become a liability in your pest control efforts.

In Conclusion

In Birmingham, where the climate can contribute to pest activity, it’s essential to stay proactive in pest control. Our Preventative Exterior Perimeter Service is designed to tackle these common entry points, providing you with peace of mind and a pest-free home. By focusing on these areas, we not only prevent pests from entering but also reduce the need for interior pest control treatments, making your home safer and more comfortable.

Remember, the best pest control strategy is one that prevents the problem before it starts. Call BMC today or Schedule Service through our website today. 


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