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Why Should I Care for Pest Control at Home when it’s Clean


Most people would have perceived clean home means a pest-free home. Yet to disbelief, home owners experience at least more than one type of pest bothering the family such as ants and cockroaches. In fact, there are additional hidden pests which are difficult to detect or see, till it escalates. Let us share why a clean home doesn’t mean a pest-free home and how pest control at home is still necessary.

You may miss the signs of a pest infestation

Bed bugs are too tiny to see till the visible signs signal alerts. Most residents would have thought by keeping the home spick and span, cleanliness would have eliminated the presence of bed bugs. However, bed bugs are actually a cause and result of cross-infestation. Because they travel from location to location or people to people, regardless how clean the home is maintained, the reproduction and infestation would take place. If any of your family members travel frequently for work or leisure, find out how to prevent potential bed bug infestation and what signs to look out for. 

Termites are hidden within structures and below the ground, which makes it almost impossible to see. Once it turns visible such as the presence of alate wings along window sills or mud tubes on the wall, most likely the damage impact will be detrimental to your home. Find out how termites can destroy your beautiful home if no proper protection and correction measures are taken.

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Good housekeeping does not mean a pest-free home

While good housekeeping promotes a better control to pest invite, especially pests which are fond of food source such as food crumbs, fruits, vegetables, or sugary stuffs, water is also another favorite food sources among pests such as ants and cockroaches. You can perform these tasks to limit the water source which might lead to a pest infestation:

  • Wipe any spills
  • Prevent water leaks
  • Contain water appropriately or drain off any excess

However, blind spots might hinder our ability to detect any root source such as cockroach nymphs or habourage spots. Here are some ways to reduce your worries and risks of a pest infestation:

  • Look behind cupboards
  • Check underneath electrical appliances
  • Seek professional detection and inspection

Pests can enter through small gaps and openings

Ever wonder why you would still experience pest invasion even though you have maintain top sanitation standards, perform diligent housekeeping or not at risks of bed bugs and termite infestation? Here are some ways pests can enter your home:

  • Gaps, tiny holes or any possible signs of entries
  • Opened windows or sliding doors
  • Entrances
  • Infrastructure damage resulting in cracks or holes
  • Ventilators

Both crawling and flying insects, such as lizards, cockroaches, ants, even mosquitoes, bees, hornets and wasps can enter your home easily. Most importantly, stay calm and do not panic if you or your family has an encounter with flying insects. Equip yourself with some do’s and don’ts when encountering bees, wasps and 9 essential steps to take in a bee encounter hornets.

Read also: Do cockroach baits and traps work?

There could be a sudden epidemic such as Dengue cluster in Singapore

There are situations where pest infestation is sudden and acute, such as the dengue clusters outbreak in Singapore. Particularly, if there are consistent and active mosquito activities in your environment, it places you at risk of dengue fever. Mosquitoes fly around and locate their target to seek their blood meal, and for homes with open windows and balcony, chances of mosquitoes entering in are high. Hence, your home may be spic and span and spared from pest attraction, however, there are environment conditions that require you to stay active on pest control measures.

Seek professional help to prevent a pest infestation at home

A clean home does not necessary mean a pest-free home. Provide your family adequate pest control at home for protection and safety with Rentokil specialists.

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