Spring-cleaning is often an opportunity to create fresh start, and for many of us, that involves getting rid of unnecessary clutter and doing some household chores that we have been putting off for the past year. Besides cleaning from a pest control standpoint, spring-cleaning is also a great time to clean your home, spruce up dull corners and uplift with refreshing outlook to welcome a new year. Rentokil shares all you need to know to keep pests away with useful spring-cleaning tips.
Pests enter your home primarily for food, water, and shelter, and when these factors are easily available in your home, it becomes an easy target for pests such as ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, and rodents.
These pests carry germs, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that they can spread throughout your home and contaminate your food. In addition to that, they can also cause damage to your property. Rats, for instance, can chew on electrical wires, clothes, furniture, food packaging, and almost anything to gnaw on with their incisors.
Spring-cleaning allows you to remove the clutter that could aid the pests’ survival. This includes removing stored cardboard and paper, expired food, exposed pet food, etc. However, spring-cleaning is not the only solution to stop pests from coming into your home. Cleaning your home also allows you to inspect for early signs of a potential infestation and address any household issues that can promote pest harbourage. This is particularly necessary for termite infestation which when left untreated could cause extensive and costly damage.
Before you can think of rearranging the layout of your living room, make sure you hit the potential pest hotspots in your home. Below is a complete guide to keeping pest infestations at bay.
So, where to look for these signs of infestation? Keep your eyes peeled for anything suspicious in every corner of your home, but particularly in these areas where factors that could attract pests—food, shelter, moisture—are significantly present.
Rentokil is a Singapore-based pest control company that offers protection for your home against pests. They include ants, cockroaches, termites, rodents, mosquitoes, and more.
We also offer advice on how to prevent future re-infestations and answer some of your frequently asked questions. Firstly, the specialist will conduct a site visit at your home to access several factors. They include the home condition, environment, risk factors, type of cockroach species and severity of the infestation. Next, the type of cockroach control solution is then recommended base on the frequency of the treatment, type of application, choice of active ingredient and locations to treat. Thirdly, pre and post treatment checklist is then discussed. This ensures you have clarity on what is to be expected and prepared for. Finally, monitoring and inspection of the treated premise will continue as ongoing solution to ensure pest control is on track. Read more on price of pest control in Singapore.
Getting rid of cockroaches is part of our standard pest control service. This includes the use of residual spray, cockroach gel and baits. It includes initial detection, treatment, monitoring and inspection of the premise. Ad hoc or flush out programmes may be introduced depending on infestation severity.
Cockroaches enjoy lurking around dark and damp spaces. These include drains, grease traps, in the waste bins, among soiled and wet dishes, bathrooms and behind appliances or furniture. They will also hide in quiet and unfrequented places including storerooms and cabinets.
Cockroaches are nocturnal pests that comes out at night to search for food. They may appear in the day time where food competition is high or an increase in cockroach population. In addition, they can hide well in neglected corners and move quickly to escape from predators.
There are ways to attract cockroaches in the car. They include bringing in via bags and items with cockroaches latching on it, poor housekeeping, snacking habits and moist conditions that are not fixed. Regular detection for cockroach signs is beneficial to prevent cockroaches infesting in the car. This can result in road safety upon an encounter.
Cockroaches visit poor hygiene and compromised sanitation environment including drains, sewers, waste and garbage waste centres. They pick up bacteria as they interact among these surfaces and pass on with their droppings, saliva and urine as they are exposed to food sensitive items. These include utensils, kitchen tops, exposed food ingredients and cutleries. Their saliva and droppings also contained allergens and proteins that triggers allergies and asthma symptoms.
Firstly, cockroaches breathe through their spiracles and hence they can survive well under water for as long as 40 minutes. Hence, they can withstand water-centric environment including drains and toilet bowl. Secondly, they need water and can go without food supplies for as long as a month. Removing both food crumbs and any standing water is essential to keep roaches away. Finally, they can run lightning speed fast that appears to be flying and gliding and attempting to smack them with a newspaper may not work for these sprinters.
Call Rentokil Singapore for a pest control service at (65) 6347 8138 today.