Pest control can be a pain. It is important to understand trends in pest activity and it can be a hassle trying to exterminate and control pests. Want to prepare your home or business against pests? Look no further, we are here to help.
Watch out for the warmer weather
In the winter, many pests are killed off due to the cold weather. But come spring and summer, pests thrive and come out in force as the climate changes. However, early treatment for pest control can prevent large infestations of wasps, ants and birds later on in the year. Pest control is easy to do and taking some simple steps can help.
Below are some useful tips for pest control:
1.Remove any sources of food
Always remove any sources of food and water to avoid pests feeding off these. This is one of the key factors for pest control in your home or office and is one of the most simple methods. Regarding stored Foods, opened bags and boxes cannot be completely closed, the food should be put into a resealable bag or plastic container to keep from attracting pests that invade the kitchen. Use older foods first and clean out stale or uneaten foods to help keep attractants down.
Rubbish should be removed regularly from you home or office to control pests. It should be secured tightly in bin bags and sealed in a bin with tight fitting lids to stop pests gaining access to the waste and feeding off it. Make sure any spilled rubbish is cleaned and wash bins regularly.
Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes so controlling this is a must. Fixing any leaking plumbing to avoid water accumulating anywhere prevents pests surviving and duplicating. Avoid water collecting in plant trays or under your refrigerator to prevent pests surviving and multiplying in your home or workplace.
Pest control also can be as simple as removing clutter from your home or office. For example stacks of newspapers or cardboard boxes eliminates places for pests to hide. This can help you to quickly identify and stop pests efficiently before the matter becomes worse.
5. Fill holes
You need to make it difficult for pests to even find an entry to your home. Check all your house or office for holes, and repair if you find any. Check around your doors and windows for gaps and replace window stripping when needed. Close up any places pests can come in and out of such as holes in walls, caulk cracks an crevices around cabinets or baseboards. This can be done by covering holes with wire mesh or cementing holes over.
6. Avoid bird nests
Preventing birds from nesting and landing on roofs as a build up of bird guano is hazardous and can be a significant danger to your health. This requires specialist cleaning for it to be removed so preventing this to begin with will save a lot of time and money.
7. Strict cleaning routine
Make sure that a comprehensive cleaning process implemented at home and in the office. Maintaining a strict regime in terms of hygiene is mandatory in order to keep pests away and to keep a safe working and living environment.
8. Windows and doors
Another simple but effective way to pest control can be as easy as keeping windows and doors closed or screened, it is one of the easiest ways to avoid pests from entering your home or office and costs absolutely nothing at all! Changing light bulbs to coloured/tinted ones can avoid attracting pests to the light meaning they won’t fly through the window and spoil food or feed off rubbish left inside.
Finally, thoughts on pest control…
The rise in temperatures has increased the growth and spread of pests particularly in Southern England. Make sure you take a proactive approach with your pest control and if all else fails, pest prevention specialist services should be your next step. While there are a lot of things you can do to try and control pests around your home, sometimes you just need to bring in the pros. Whether you choose to do it all on your own or hire a professional pest control service, though, keep these tips in mind to take control of your property again and have a more pest-free summer!