Pest Management Tips for Homeowners

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Every homeowner wants their house to be a safe and healthy place for living. Unfortunately, roaches, flies, bugs and other pests are the worst nightmare for homeowners. Besides disrupting your peace of mind, they also create unhygienic conditions for your family to live in. However, it is vital to understand that you can defend your home against pests and enjoy pest-free living by applying several pest management methods.

If you are a homeowner in Auckland having problems with pests, here are 5 simple tips you can use to keep pests away.

1. Keep your home organized and tidy

Pests like cockroaches and rats tend to inhabit areas that are messy, dark and places that are not frequently visited by people. In most cases, they exist in attics and basements where most people keep their junk. Keep the room organized and tidy and don’t leave any leftovers in the open since this may attract pests as they scavenge for food.

On the other hand, you should wipe your tables and counter tops to remove any morsels of food. Be sure to vacuum clean all your seats and rugs to get rid of tiny specs of food. Fly control Auckland is also possible by simply taking the trash out regularly and keeping your house extremely clean.

2. Dry up damp areas

Most pests such as mosquitoes breed and thrive in damp areas including stagnant water. Therefore, areas with high humidity levels are excellent breeding grounds for them. Darin away stagnant water around your home and fix any leak problems you may be having. You can also repel mosquitoes by installing screens on windows and keeping your lawn trimmed and well maintained.

3. Keep pests out by sealing your home

Most pests enter your home through cracks and holes on walls. Therefore, if you seal all cracks and walls, you automatically reduce their mobility and their likelihood of creating homes between your walls. Keep doors closed or install screen doors, thresholds or door sweeps at the base of exterior doors to keep pests out of your home. Seal all utility openings where wires and pipes enter the siding and foundation. Install hardware cloth or wire mesh over roof, attic and crawl space vents.

4. Store food properly

Put your food in the refrigerator or seal it tight in containers. The containers and area where you store your food should be kept clean at all times. However, if you have to leave any food storage containers on tables or counter tops, make sure there is no spillage. Additionally, you should keep your bottles and food containers free from drippings by wiping them clean in order to avoid attracting pests.

5. Call an exterminator Auckland

If your home is still not pest-free even after following all these tips, then it’s time to call a local professional pest exterminator. Besides damaging your home, pests also cause various diseases some of which can be fatal. Therefore, seeking professional help always proves to be worth it.

World Class Pest Control is an industry leader and we take pride in the quality of our work and you can rest assured that our pest management services Auckland will offer you genuine peace of mind. Our technicians are highly experienced and knowledgeable which allows us to provide the best possible services to protect your home against pests.

Contact our friendly team at World Class Pest Control to make a booking!

See more: What are the Risks with Buying an Older Home

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