Household pests are frequently caused by a lack of commitment to maintaining household hygiene. An unclean house with leftover food and dripping water in certain areas is one of the most common reasons for pests to invade your territory. These insects also breed in damp and dark cracks around corners and hide behind unnecessary household clutter.
Tiny gaps around the front door and tears in the window screens are huge “welcome” signs inviting bugs into your home. Examine your screens, windows, and doors carefully. Caulk or repair any cracks or holes that you find.
Different bugs prefer different foods. Ants are drawn to sweet things. Indian meal moths (also known as “grain moths”) are fond of rice, flour, cereal, and nuts. Flour beetles eat a variety of foods such as flour, cake mixes, dried fruits, nuts, chocolate, and spices. Make sure your food is stored in tightly sealed containers and buy small packages that can be used up quickly.
Bugs are not only looking for food, but also for water. Silverfish, springtails, and house centipedes, for example, prefer to congregate in damp areas. Repair any dripping faucets, drains, or pipes. Check that your air conditioner, washing machine, and dryer are all in good working order.
Good housekeeping keeps insects at bay, particularly in the kitchen, where food crumbs can accumulate. Regularly empty trash cans and vacuum once a week. Don’t forget to clean the drains in your kitchen sink and bathtub; drain flies will live in there and fly out in search of food. To keep these pests at bay, use a drain cleaner on a regular basis. Cockroaches love to congregate in stacks of magazines, newspapers, and boxes.
There are simple and effective solutions, such as keeping your home and garden clean and clutter-free and removing their food sources. However, if you are in a truly dire situation, it is time to contact an insect control expert like Enviro PCS. We have all of the necessary tools, years of experience, and guaranteed workmanship to keep these common insects at bay.
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Oatlands NSW 2117
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