The improved weather conditions during spring attract more pests in your property. As most pests thrive and tend to breed faster during this warm season, preventative measures must be carried out to keep nasty pests off your property, your family, and your pets.
Here’s a room-to-room guide of things you can do to prevent pest infestations in your property:
The kitchen, perhaps, can be the most attractive and infested part of your property, due to the availability of food and water. Common visitors would be ants, roaches, and other pantry pests such as beetles and Indian meal moths, coming one-by-one in search of crumbs left behind from dinner, residue from liquid spills, and fruits on the countertop.
Though considering you do a concerted effort in cleaning your kitchen every day, there are few other things you still need to do:
- Go through your items inside your cabinets and pantry; discard stale spice and expired products. Wipe the inside of your cabinets and put fresh shelf paper
- Move your appliances from the wall (where there are a large number of accumulated dust, hairs, and crumbs), and vacuum behind them
- Scrub the floors
- Fix and seal cracks on pipes and tunnels
Your bedroom cannot be as cozy as what it’s supposed to be when it’s infested with pests, not to mention sickening bedbugs and dust mites which can give you sleepless nights. Here are what you can do:
- Regularly change your beddings, bed covers, and mattresses; wash them with warm water to kill bugs and disinfect with detergent
- Avoid clutters inside your room
Pests like cockroaches are attracted to moisture, which is present in your bathroom. The toilet drain can even be an entry access for rats and even, snakes! Leaky pipes or tunnels can provide easy entry access for pets to come inside your property. To prevent these as much as possible, you should:
- Eliminate water sources; make sure to close your water faucets when not used
- Get rid of hairballs in the water drain and sink to avoid clogged up drainage
- Regularly wash shower curtains and liner
- Clean out the medicine cabinet
- Check around the tub or under the sink for leaky pipes and faucets; fix them as soon as possible
A lot of pests such as spiders and rodents can make themselves at home inside your basement. What makes basement an ideal place for pests is the dark and cluttered situation inside, offering them a lot of ways to stay out of sight while enjoying all the comfort of safety and warmth inside. To keep your basement pest free, you should:
- Eliminate clutters
- Refrain from using cardboard boxes, but use plastic bins with secure lids for storing your items instead
- Seal any cracks and crevices that pests could use to enter inside your home
The arrival of warm weather signifies the need to tackle home improvements, and even consider a pest control completed at your property – for total pest protection.
Our pest professionals at TPM are experienced and highly-trained in pest control and termite control procedures, following Integrated Pest Management practices to ensure we can eliminate pests in your property, without jeopardising your health, family, pets, and the environment. Call us today!