Coming face to face with rodents, insects, or any other small critter can be horrifying. It can make you want to douse your entire home in bleach just so that you will not have to deal with such creatures again. Unfortunately, this won’t do much in the way of getting rid of these resilient creatures. To make sure that your household really is free of these nuisances, follow the guidelines provided below:
Get Regular Pest Control
Regardless of how clean you keep your home, there is only so much you can do to dissuade vermin and insects from nesting there. It is important for you to get domestic pest control Perth done at least once a year, provided you don’t notice any previous signs of an insect infestation. By doing so, you will prevent any critters from settling down in your house. Not to mention, if there are colonies forming (that you are unaware of) the exterminators will help to control that problem before it gets out of hand. Now, as mentioned, how often you should get Termipest Pest Control services depends on where you live and just prone your home is to infestations. If you have frequent problems, you may need more regular check-ups.
Store Your Food Properly
If you are in the habit of storing flour, sugar, or rice in the bags that they came in, you should think about changing this practice. Instead, you should place all of these foods in sealed, airtight containers the moment you bring them home from the store. This will prevent any critters from making their way into your food. If possible, this is something that you should exercise with all of the foods that you store in the pantry cupboard. Most fruits and vegetables should also be placed in the refrigerator so that they don’t attract fruit flies.
Change Your Lights
There are few things more frustrating than the large number of insects that are attracted to your lights. To cut down on the frequency, you may want to switch to either halogen or high-pressure sodium vapour lights. At the very least, look for lights that have an orange, yellow, or pink hue. On average, these tend to attract a fewer number of insects. You may also want to reconsider how you position your exterior lights. Instead of placing them directly over windows and doorways, try freestanding lights. These will still illuminate the entrances but will keep the bugs away from the house.
Use Adequate Waste Storage Containers
It is not just your food supply that critters come for, it is also your garbage, particularly the one in your kitchen. This is why it is important to have a bin that has a heavy lid that can be tightened when you are not using it. Therefore, you can be quite certain that nothing unwanted will be entering your garbage. You should also make it a point to empty the bin and then wash it out thoroughly.
You should also be careful about how you store items that you want to recycle. If the plastic, aluminium, or glass container has held food or drink at any point, rinse it out well. Only then should it be stored for recycling purposes.
This is what you need to know about how to keep your home free and safe from the pests that threaten to upturn it.