Tuesday Tips: Install Door Sweeps to Block Pests

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Tuesday Tips: Install Door Sweeps to Block Pests

Welcome back to our Tuesday Tips series! This week, we're focusing on a simple yet effective way to prevent pests from entering your home: installing door sweeps on your exterior doors.

Why Install Door Sweeps?

Door sweeps are designed to seal the gap between the bottom of your door and the threshold, creating a barrier that pests find difficult to cross. This small addition to your home can make a big difference in keeping out unwanted guests like insects, rodents, and spiders.

Benefits of Door Sweeps:

  • Pest Prevention: By closing off the entry point, door sweeps help reduce the likelihood of pests crawling into your home.

  • Energy Efficiency: Door sweeps also help to prevent air leaks, which can improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your heating and cooling costs.

  • Easy Installation: Installing a door sweep is a relatively simple DIY project that can be completed in just a few minutes with basic tools.

Choosing the Right Door Sweep:

When selecting a door sweep, consider the following:

  • Material: Choose a durable material that can withstand wear and tear, such as rubber, vinyl, or brush.

  • Size: Ensure the sweep is the correct length and width to fit your door and seal the gap effectively.

  • Type: There are various types of door sweeps, including adhesive, screw-on, and wrap-around. Choose the one that best suits your door and installation preference.

Installation Tips:

  • Measure the width of your door and cut the door sweep to the appropriate size.

  • Clean the area where the sweep will be installed to ensure good adhesion.

  • If using an adhesive sweep, remove the backing and press firmly against the door. For screw-on sweeps, use the provided screws to secure it in place.

By installing door sweeps on your exterior doors, you're taking a proactive step in pest control and making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. For more tips and professional pest control services, contact Paragon Pest Control. We're here to help you keep your home pest-free and comfortable.

Visit our website at paragonpestdfw.com for more information and tips on pest control.