With the warmer months ahead of us, you may begin to spot common household pests such as spiders, cockroaches and ants. They’re all in search for food, water and shelter, and can spread their presence to different sections of your home.
Your kitchen is optimum location for spills, sticky residue and crumbs. To prevent ants and cockroaches from having picnics in your kitchen, clean kitchen surfaces regularly, as well as appliances such as toasters and grills. Kitchen pantry pests like weevils, beetles and moths, are attracted to grain and baking ingredients. It’s best to remove out-of-date items and ensure that ingredients like flour and rice are stored in tightly sealed containers.
Pests such as cockroaches and silverfish are attracted to moisture. Regularly wash shower curtains, dry bathroom surfaces, clean out draws and cabinets (especially sticky residue from medicinal ones). You may notice pest activity from locations such as window sills, drains and cupboards, especially in the lead up to summer.
Garage and Shed
Storage spaces are ideal for spiders, cockroaches and rodents as they are often dark and filled with lots of clutter. These conditions are perfect for breeding and hiding! Keep an eye out for cracks and crevices, and as a rough guide, if you can poke a pencil through it, insects and even rodents can gain entry. Remove items in your garage or shed such as cardboard and newspapers/magazines that would be ideal materials to create nests.
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If you do spot any activity or signs of pests, reach out to your local professional pest management company.
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