Greater Cleveland Service Area
Do to urban sprawl, the age of our homes generally get newer, the further from downtown we get. Even if you live in a new home, you are still susceptible to bugs. A pests ability to enter and establish itself within a home, primarily depends on the crevices in which it can enter and hide. Newer homes often have as many or more gaps and than older houses!
Different types of construction are susceptible to different pests. For example: Mice scurry up the outside corners of vinyl siding. Then go right into attics.
For every town there are certain pest susceptibilities that are common due to the prominent style of architecture in the area. Dutch Colonial homes have terrific soffit eves that act great as bird houses. The pillars of Greek Revival homes mimic a tree trunk. Carpenter ants take a liking to them.
Different areas of Cleveland feel pressure from pests that are relatively unknown in other locations. If you live by Lake Erie, spiders are a huge nuisance. If you live adjacent to the Metroparks, destructive raccoons rise out of the woods at night. For some reason Lakewood gets a lot of rats. And Bay Village has termites.