Here are some of the most common pests that you may be dealing with in your Charlotte home;
Unfortunately, each of those pests can cause damage to your home over time and even create health risks for anyone living there.
But beyond hiring an exterminator to deal with pests in your Charlotte home, are there any DIY solutions?
At Bright Haven Properties, we’ve worked with a lot of home sellers in Charlotte with pest-control problems. And these are the tips that we recommend.
Inspect Your Home’s Interior
You might be surprised to learn that mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a dime and rats can enter a space the size of a quarter in your home. Use silicone caulk to block off small entry points. Try stuffing wider gaps with steel wool, which discourages rodents from trying to gnaw their way into your home.
Keep Firewood Away From Your Home
Rodents and insects love to create nests in big piles of wood. And your firewood pile is their perfect home. So, move the firewood pile at least 20 feet away from the home.
Keep Your Garage Well-Organized
As for any storage areas you have, keep boxes on shelves and well-sealed. Cardboard boxes on the floor are likely to attract pests.
There’s a lot you can do to prevent pests from getting into your home. But if the problem is already out of control, it might be time to hire a professional exterminator. Alternatively, you might consider selling your home as-is fast for cash so you don’t have to worry about it. At Bright Haven Properties, we can make you a fair cash offer, close in as little as two weeks, and we’ll even pay closing costs. Give us a call at 704-461-0576 to learn more or simply fill the quick form below and we’ll get in touch.
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