Bugs & insects apart from their appearance really are not that different to humans in the sense they too require shelter, food, water, warmth & sleep to survive, and sorry to say they might like your house as much as you do .

What attracts bugs to a house?

Below we will go through some items in or around your home that could be an open invitation for pests to make themselves at home

Pot Plants

Often during the winter months we will bring our precious pots plants from outside in, so they do not get frost bite over the winter, but we should warn you that pests could also be hitching a ride inside either on the leaves or in the soil.

Some common pests that can hide in or on plants are:

  • Spiders
  • Beetles
  • Ants
  • Slaters

Solution – Thoroughly check your plants before bringing them inside

White Light

Moths, crane flies, beetles and other night-time insects are attracted to white light.

I hear you all asking, what is white light? Basically, white light is simply the colour of the light bulb!

Solution – The simple solution swap out your white light bulbs to yellow ones!

Why Yellow bulbs?

Insects cannot see yellow the same way we do, so they will just pass by your outdoor areas without sneaking inside your home

Paper Bags!

With the ban on plastic shopping bags in Australia, many stores are now offering  paper bags.  There is a hidden risk, not with the bags themselves but in the storage of these bags. In the past we may have reused or thrown out the plastic bags, but with this ban also meant that we are now paying for the bags and we want to hang onto those bags and reuse them as much as we can.

Here now comes the issue.. the storage of this bags.

If you are like me, you keep your bags tucked away inside a cupboard, under the sink, next to or on top of the fridge.. but in doing so, it is an open invitation for cockroaches.

Cockroaches love to hide, eat and lay eggs in the creases of paper bags, especially if there is a thick pile of them.

Solution – To prevent your paper bags becoming a cockroach haven, store in a sealable container!

Drip Drip – Plumbing leaks

Insects also get thirsty and they are very unlikely to resist the temptation of the dripping water.

Cockroaches & silverfish crave a water hideaway and will seek out any slow drip under your kitchen or bathroom sink, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, or toilet!

Solution – Always fix leaks as soon as you notice them before they attract pests to your home.

 

Overgrown Gardens & Leaf Matter

Has your yard become overgrown with weeds or shrubs, are they trees hanging over the house or dropping their leaves causing piles of leaves to be covering the lawn, is there piles of unused fire wood or have you left children’s unused toys or pool outside?

If so, then continue reading..

All of the above mentioned is a favourite hiding place for spiders, beetles, fleas, earwigs, and other creepy crawlies.

Once these pests take up residence in your yard, it Is just a matter of time before they invite themselves inside!

Solution – Keep your backyard area clear of debris & never leave still water in the yard!

If you have an issue with bugs coming inside and want to know more about how we can help you call us on 1300 760 045