Pests such as termites, ants, cockroaches and rodents can all pose a threat to the safety of your home and its occupants. We have put together some pest prevention tips below which you can implement in order to limit the number of pests you encounter in your home.
Keep your home clean. Tidy up clutter to remove hiding places for spiders, rats, mice and cockroaches. Eliminate sources of food for pests by keeping the kitchen both spill and crumb free.
Get rid of areas of high moisture. Many pests such as flies and mosquitoes are attracted to damp areas which provide breeding grounds for them. Run dehumidifiers in bathrooms and wet areas, fix leaky pipes and taps, and ensure there are no areas of standing water in the home.
Don’t leave food out. Keep food in sealed containers with tight fitting lids to deter pests such as rodents and ants seeking out readily available food.
Remove rubbish from your home on a regular basis. Ensure that all rubbish is placed in the appropriate council approved bin, and that the bin is stored in an appropriate area away from your home.
Repair torn insect screens on your windows and doors and make sure there are no gaps between window and door frames. Keep windows and doors closed if they don’t have insect screens fitted.
Following these pest prevention tips can help keep invading pests to a minimum, but it should also be backed up with pest control maintenance services from a reputable pest control company to ensure complete year round pest prevention.