In the warmer weather, pests might find their way into your home and you may discover clues of their presence like cobwebs, nests, burrows and droppings. A good clean will reduce the risk of transferring bacteria and disease that pests leave behind. What are the main areas of infestation? And how can you help keep them away? Keep reading!
Ants and cockroaches are common in warmer months and love to infest kitchens with easy access to food and water. They are on the hunt for liquid spills and crumbs. Pantry pests such as beetles, pantry moths and weevils are attracted to baking ingredients and grain goods. When cleaning, it’s best to remove items from your kitchen cabinets and pantry and throw out old spices and out-of-date items like flour and rice. If cleaning is not your thing, why not get someone else to do it for you? We recommend Teresa at TM Cleaning services for all your cleaning needs: 0428926620
Cockroaches and ants are attracted to moisture and you may spot them in your bathroom. As part of your spring clean, empty out draws and cabinets, especially medicine ones if there’s any sticky residue. Eliminate sources of water and check if there are any issues from leaky pipes.
Garage and Shed
Spiders and Rodents tend to make themselves at home in garage spaces. There are often dark corners and lots of clutter providing perfect breeding and hiding places. A good idea is using plastic storage containers with lids rather than cardboard boxes. Keep an eye out for cracks and crevices and seal these during your spring clean. As a rough guide, if you can poke a pencil through it, small insects and even mice can get in.
Keep an eye out for any gaps, cracks and entry points for pests. Check for loose mortar or deterioration of wood around your home. Keep your garden and lawn neat and make sure no mulch or soil covers the slab as this can give ants or even termites concealed access to your building. Its a good idea to keep branches or bushes away from your home’s exterior.
Annual Pest Treatment
Did you know that Integrity Pest Control Mackay can provide an annual pest treatment for your home that protects you from common pests in the Mackay region? We provide 12 months warranty on all treatments for your peace of mind, why not get a free quote today?