While this may work better in tight knit communities, it may prove beneficial to share pest related information with your neighbours.
If you have recently moved into a new house, your neighbours may likely remember the history about the area and property. This insight may help you protect your new investment – you may learn about high termite activity in the area, what happens at times of flood, is there an influx of certain pests throughout the seasons etc. The more you know about your surroundings, the better prepared you are to employ proactive measures.
There are times your property will affect your neighbours, just like theirs may affect yours. It’s best to work out pest problems together and maintain that good relationship with them. Keep your properties clean, well maintained and reduce the likelihood of becoming the source of a pest infestation. Take simple steps to look after your property – keep your lawn and edges maintained, empty garbage regularly and avoid overflow of rubbish, remove cardboard boxes, newspapers and junk mail, and ensure the property is free from any food scraps or packaging.
In this day and age, many people suffer from FOMO – the Fear Of Missing Out. Get chatting to your neighbours, and don’t miss out on important pest activity in your area. Receiving warnings from your neighbour across the road on active termites in their house may save you incredible damage to yours (Important: ensure that your property has a termite inspection annually).
This is not only restricted to termites, but any type of pest. It’s time to learn about renovations or restorations going on in the neighbourhood. Any change to structure can disturb pest harbourages and the neighbourhood may see an increase in rodent, wasp, and even cockroach activity. Pests will be on-the-move and looking for a new place to reside.
Protect your homes in unison. Ensure that pests are under control in your area. Professional pest controllers often offer discount deals if multiple homes in the street are serviced at the same time. By taking the initiative to keep your property pest controlled, other people might decide to do it too! You can all benefit together.