The pest can be really annoying and some kinds of them may affect our health. Sometimes, we think that our home is already safe enough from pests but surprisingly, it comes to our home without even knowing how can they come inside the house. Well, have you ever checked on the walls of your house? The wall can be a source of the small insects that come from the crack. Also, if you have gaps, then there will be larger insects and bigger pests like mice. You can visit Power Pest Control if you need a professional to deal with your pest problem. However, is it possible for us to deal with the pests without asking for a professional? The answer is ‘YES’! How? Go down for the complete ideas.
1. Copper Mesh
You can check on the foundation where the gaps commonly appear. Then, you can plug the gaps with the copper mesh. It is really easy but also able to patch up the gaps effectively. Don’t forget to seal it with foam to completely make the gaps disappear.
2. Caulk the Gaps
By simply using the acrylic latex caulk, you can seal the gaps between the trim and siding. You just have to fill the gaps and wait until it dries then you can smooth the bead with a wet finger.
The weatherstripping can be used to seal the doors, windows, or basement sashes. Make sure to clean the surface of the spot where you want to apply the weatherstrip to make it seal well.
4. Expanding Foam
For a small crack, we recommend you use the expanding foam. It will be very simple since you just have to spray it and wait until it is really dry. You can cut it and make it smooth not to make it looks different from another surface part.