There’s nothing quite as frightening as discovering that your precious home is being invaded by pests & bugs that can wreak havoc & destroy your belonging or worse still – the foundations & structure of your house.
We all know the saying “prevention is better than a cure”, so our local pest control expert has generously offered some tips & advice on how to handle those pesky bugs.
Take a good look around your home at any trees or plants that may be making contact with your home. You should definitely trim any plants that are touching the house. Also, keep an eye out for any mulch or wood chips or other plant based material that is in your gardens & touching the walls of your home. You should consider using rock or another material to border any gardens etc that make direct contact with the home.
Pests are often attracted by rubbish that’s been left lying around the outside of the house, & even food scraps from an outdoor meal. Be diligent in cleaning this up.
Many homes will have some sort of cracks in the plasterboard or wall material. Inspect this throughout the entire home – if you find cracks that are more than 5-6mm wide, you should have these patched or repaired. Bugs will find their way inside the home through these areas.
Drains & Pipes
Just about every floor or sink drain in the home will accumulate debris & foreign matter over time. Regularly cleaning drains with Drain-o or a similar product may help prevent insects from using your drains as a breeding ground.
It won’t take long to inspect these different areas of your home, & most of these issues can be easily rectified. Be sure to check out your home this week & see if you can keep those pests at bay!