Bats, rodents, birds, wildlife and even insects can find their way into your attic to make themselves at home. The insulation in your attic, along with relatively private quarters, makes this often-ignored space of your house inviting for a variety of pests.

Use this guide to learn more about the signs that you have creatures dwelling in your attic and what you can do about infestations.

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waspWith spring comes warmer temperatures and the increased risk of pests around the home. A pest problem can quickly become an infestation without quick action, so do what you can now to prevent pests later on.

Ants

To keep ants out of your home, remove food sources like crumbs or open packages of food. Toss out any opened boxes, wrappers, or containers of food, and set ant traps in cupboards and cabinets. Spritz doorways with a mixture of white vinegar and water to deter ants.

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If you’re like most homeowners, your pantry is filled with hundreds of dollars of food that you wouldn’t want to replace. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to you, something inside your pantry could be harboring insects. There are a variety of insects, including the cigarette beetle, sawtoothed grain beetle, granary weevil, and the Indian meal moth, that will devour several items inside your pantry.

Don’t allow pantry pests to destroy your groceries by following these simple tips.

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