The kitchen and basement of your house are the prime habitats of most pests. With kitchen, it makes sense: there’s food and leftovers for pests to feed on. The reasons for the basement, however, are not that obvious. If you do happen to have a basement in your house, chances are a pest infestation will start there first if it isn’t properly maintained.
So why do pests love your basement? Find out below!
#1: It’s dark and unoccupied
Okay so technically since pests are invading your home, they should be social and love your presence. That’s not how it works though. Pests are still animals and they are scared of human beings. The basement makes an excellent place for them since it is seldom used by most home owners.
Pests are also attracted to the dark. Not all of them, but a good percentage. These pests breed and lay eggs in dark corners of your house. The basement provides a lot of darkness unless it has windows all around.
The basement is generally cooler in temperature than the rest of the house and it’s usually more humid and damp as well. These environmental conditions are ideal for pests to survive. In case you have an attached bathroom in your basement as well, the chances of a pest infestation down there will increase many fold.
#3: It’s approachable – for pests!
The basement might not be the most easily accessible part for us humans but pests who live underground can crawl their way up into your basement with ease. For most pests, the basement is an approachable place, away from humans and has many access points that you may be unaware of. These include cracks in the floors and walls, gaps and holes in the insulation.
In general, pests are more attracted to basements that are cluttered and poorly maintained. If you don’t want a pest infestation in your basement, keep it clean and clutter-free!
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