8 Pest Control Mistakes You Make
Mistakes we make Inviting Pests into your Home.
Rodents Ants , spiders , Cockroaches and all the creepies we try to avoid always find a way into our home ! Why is that?
We sometimes think we know what we are doing to prevent these guys from coming in – but sometimes we invite them in without knowing it!..
Let’s see some expert and entomologist advice on the mistakes we might be making :
1. When we think Pest control – we tend to be Proactive instead of RE-active.
When we notice any pests in or around our homes – We acknowledge it but don’t really do something about it until its reached an infestation – but the fact is that prevention is cheaper than removal!
Before having a pesticide sprayed that temporarily sorts the issue – Try and see where the source is coming from to prevent infestation and eliminate the attraction.
2. We need to constantly check/Inspect our openings such as windows , doors or areas into the house.
Even with the doors shut and windows closed- insects make their way in due to their exoskeletons enabling them to fit through small openings – the smallest openings underneath our doors or cracks and crevices allow pests to enter through!
Sealing these small crevices and sweeping our front door areas is always a good preventative measure to use.
3. Leaving our Gardens , bushes and Grass unattended
Our Gardens is a sanctuary for many pests!
Overgrown grass and bushes that are close to the house is a good hiding spot for many insects.
Firewood not stored away properly is also a much-loved housing for small critters
Ensure a well-maintained landscaping and it will eliminate hiding places and prevent insects from easily accessing your home from the outside.
4. Open Trash/Garbage units
If you leave the lid off your trash can or let the dog abandon a treat on your patio, you are in for a lot of insect activity!
Insects scour for opportunities to feed and when they find it , they will surely multiply in numbers.
By correctly disposing of trash and storing food away properly you will prevent the temptation for critters to knock on your door!
5. Wet areas around your property
Just like humans need to stay hydrated and dependant on water – so are insects!
They are constantly looking for water sources to drink from and would swarm wet/damp areas.
Use water wisely and try not to spill or leave wet areas unattended – clear it up if possible and make sure your drainage system is in a working order after a rainy day.
6. Incorrect pesticides for incorrect insects
Using incorrect pesticides might even worsen your infestation and may cause the colony to spread throughout the house.
7. Not timing your efforts with the season.
Just like we love Spring and Summer …So do Critters!! They thrive in warmth and will be seen more in those seasons.
Then as temperatures start to drop, some pest slowly begins to die off. – Unfortunately, that is when they will surely try and enter your house for warmth.
During colder months ensure you keep windows and doors closed to prevent pests from trying to enter your house ALTERNATIVELY you can give us a call at Sydneys Best Pest Control on 1300 760 045 to ensure a pest free environment
8. Not knowing which pests are attracted to which areas.
Almost anywhere you live you will have pests like mosquitoes , flies , cockroaches, and spiders to name a few.
However, some in the South will have more dealings with Redback Spiders than other regions or Stinkbugs would be more of a nuisance in the Northeast than the rats and Termites of the West Coast
Some insects even move around looking for warmer temperatures when it starts to go into colder seasons.
To make sure you are prepared to deal with your local variety of critters, do your research or give us a call at Sydneys Best Pest Control on 1300 760 045 so we can advise you on the general pest in your area.
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