March 10, 2019 by

No matter how much you love your Victorville, Hesperia or Apple Valley home, you can probably do without the rodents and pests that start popping up during the warm weather. Not only are they attracted to your home’s water sources, but they can also cause plumbing issues.

Luckily, Roto-Rooter is here to provide you with some tips to keep your home free from problematic pests.

Seal Off Entryways

The mild temperatures of the spring make it the perfect time to start on the small repairs your home needs to protect it from rodents and insects. Begin by walking around your home and looking for any openings in exterior surfaces that might act as entryways for pests. Remember to check all your doorways for any gaps in the trim and consider purchasing and installing door sweeps. Weather stripping is also a great option for sealing gaps in windows and doors.

Be Mindful of Home Remodels

If you’re going to conduct any home remodels – from larger jobs to smaller kitchen and bathroom updates – always keep your wooden structures dry. Failing to do so gives termites a prime area to establish new colonies. In additions, rats and mice will find their way into homes that aren’t sealed every day during the renovation process. Always be sure to seal off openings in your home during this time.

Look for Pests in Hidden Spaces

Walk around your home and note any leak-prone areas that provide insects access to a water supply. These spaces include garages, crawl spaces, laundry rooms, closets, storages rooms, sheds, basements, and attics. All these spaces are prone to hidden leaks, which creates the increased humidity and moisture pests love to make their homes in.

Regular Plumbing Inspections

Preventative measures are great, but you still need regular plumbing inspections. With reliable plumbers examining your home, you can be sure that any problems are fixed and prepared for the warmer weather. Just be sure to do your research and select a company that’s going to provide you with quality service that lasts.

If you need experienced plumbers to look at your Victorville, Hesperia or Apple Valley home, our team can help any time of the day, week, or year. Contact us today for more information or to book an appointment.