Common Household Horrors
Forget ghosts – these are the real monsters homeowners must face.
Household Horror #2: Vermin
Few things are worse than unwanted pests. From mice in the kitchen to bats in the attic, your home can easily turn into the world’s worst zoo. Not only do these critters cause damage by eating through walls and wires, they can also carry diseases such as the potentially lethal hantavirus found in mice feces and urine.
To protect your home from pests, seal up any openings you can find, even if it’s just a small crack in a doorjamb. Steel wool shoved into small openings can deter pests, and cap your chimney to prevent squirrels, bats and birds from accidentally popping in to say hi.