If you have pests in your home, but don’t know what the cause is, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, our experts discuss some of the most common reasons you might fall victim to a pest infestation in your home, how to manage it and where to go when you need to organise a professional pest control service.
Cause of Pest Infestations
There are any number of reasons you may experience a pest infestation in your home. In this section, we’ll discuss some of the most common reasons pests are attracted to your home, and what to do about it.
Temperature & Season Change
When the weather changes, pests change their habits and look for shelter. Particularly rainy or humid conditions will send them indoors. This could be why you’re seeing them more in your home.
Increased Entry Points
Exposed gaps, drainage or pipes give pests another entry point in your home. By closing these gaps, and making the entry points into your home as minimal as possible, you may be able to reduce the amount of pests.
Sometimes there’s no other reason for your appeal to pests than the location in which you live. For instance, if your property is near bushland, you may see more rodents or spiders than those who live in a more residential area.
Just as the humidity and rain can cause pests to find their way inside your home, so too can damp conditions. This is particularly problematic in wet areas such as the kitchen, laundry or bathroom.
Mess & Food
The worst pests thrive in a mess – especially if that mess includes exposed leftover food. The solution to this is simple: clean up. Keep your home as pristine as you possibly can, and ensure you put store leftover food or ingredients in their correct place: the fridge or pantry.
Untrimmed trees and gardens are heaven to pests like spiders and rodents. The best way to avoid them is again to clean up. Prune those trees that have become overgrown, reduce clutter and mow your lawn to avoid potential infestations.
Where to Go for Assistance
Sometimes, you can do all the right things and still experience a pest infestation in your home. That’s why we recommend you get your home inspected by a professional pest control company (such as ours) every 6 to 12 months.
If your pest infestation is beyond your control – or it’s simply been a while since your last inspection – get in touch with the experts.
Book your pest control service (or organise an obligation-free quote) by contacting the Sun Dry team today.