5 Classic Entry Points Bugs Use To Get In Your Home

One common question I get all the time is, “How do bugs find their way into my home?” What we think of as a totally impenetrable fortress,- our home- can suddenly be inundated with unwanted pests and our first thought is ‘How did they get in?’

From earwigs showing up in the middle of the floor to mice suddenly appearing in the pantry, we don’t like to think of insects and vermin sharing our living spaces but you might be very surprised how easy it is for them to move right in. Check out my latest video for visual references of where you can look to seal up or treat your home and hopefully you can enjoy a pest free castle from now on. Also make sure to check out the rest of my pest proofing articles for specific areas and help by following this link.


About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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  • John

    Dear Dr Bug: Any suggestions for getting rid of voles? Unlike moles, they are vegetarian and particular love the roots of the perennial flowers in my garden. Thank you.

  • Hi John–don’t know much on Voles sorry–Look at castor oil as a remedy. I know it works on moles, armadillos and anything that ‘roots’ around in the soil. Lowes sells it by the quart in the pest control isle

  • TPG

    Dear Dr. Bug: Wanted to ask if you had any suggestions on getting rid of centipedes? Seem to have a big issue with these critters and no real solution. Windows are pretty much sealed shut (have a net on the windows, as well). Don’t have a garage. Any ideas on what’s attracting them? Thank you in advance for your help!

  • Centipedes kind of wander/hunt… They’ll look for the same things other bugs are looking at. Light or air from around doors, especially thresh holds. Gaps up under siding or stucco, cable or other utility holes. Try a sticky trap placement around some of the interior side of these and perhaps other suspect areas– chances are if you get say 2 or 3 (or more ) in one trap or area but not in others…that’s best place to really take a good look around.