Pest Entry Points Pest Entry Point Map [my-image-map] Ants Tree branches that touch the house become a "bug bridge" to your home. Ants will nest in clogged gutters. Carpenter Ants can enter via the roof eaves, as well as into decks and wooden porches. Squirrels and Wildlife Gaps along roof vents, dormers & adjoining roof-lines become entrance points into your cozy attic. Yard Pests Poorly directed downspouts, shallow slopes, and thatchy lawns make basements moist for mosquitoes, spiders, centipedes, and other buts to thrive. Mice Tiny holes in your home\'s exterior such as gaps around utility lines and along foundations offer rodents a thorough-fare into your home. Termites Commonly enter through wood-to-ground contact, such as porch steps, decks, and door frames. Keep an eye out for holes in the foundation too! Ticks Removing leaf litter, reducing overgrown shrubbery, cutting the grass frequently, are a few practices you can do to protect your home from ticks. Stink Bugs Stink Bugs often seek protected and warm places to overwinter, and will commonly enter the home behind shutters and siding, as well as through unsealed windows.