Whether your home is currently suffering with a flea or tick infestation, or if you’ve just recovered from one and want to learn the necessary precautions to ensure that a similar event doesn’t occur again – take a look at these useful guidance notes to help you to minimise the impact of pests. In most instances, you may want to employ the services of a professional as they will be able to deal with even the most severe invasions of creepy crawlies. If you’d like to learn how to improve your home’s protection yourself however, keep reading.
Eliminate sources of attraction
There will be one main reason why bugs and small mammals decide to set up camp within your home; and that’s because they see it as a source of food. Even crumbs can play a role in infestations, so it’s important to ensure that you keep all counters, corners and relevant spaces clean and clear of food sources.
Keep an eye on damp regions
Many homes experience damp from time to time and although relatively easy to treat, it can attract unwanted guests in the form of cockroaches, mites and even termites. If your home is suffering with damp, be sure to open windows or install a dehumidifier to help with ventilation. The sooner that you can rid your property of damp build-up, the less likely you will be to suffer with an infestation.
Lay traps and deterrents
Sometimes all that a critter needs is access to your home in order to call it their own. There are a host of traps and deterrents available to Australians that can help to minimise the chance of pests settling in – many of which are environmentally friendly and considered humane. Just a few of these deterrents will be enough to catch any creepy crawlies, and larger alternatives are also available to help to control mice and even racoons.