4 Simple Steps For A Pest Free Environment
Though Christmas & New Year is season for giving, pests do not need any gifts. Many homeowners find at this time of year that their meticulously strung Christmas lights have been gnawed through by hungry rats, ruining the festive spirit. Some even find that their whole electrical panel has been chewed to pieces, meaning not only the Christmas tree has gone dark but also the oven isn’t going to be roasting any parsnips any time soon. When this happens, you need someone like Maximum Pest Managemnet.
Be sure to remember these four following steps to ensure your home remains pest-free this holiday season. You have kept your home free of pest all year round so don’t drop the ball now. Almost all pest intrusion occurs due to improper waste management. However, if you feel as though you have dropped the ball and your house is becoming rife with different pests, then it could be time to look around for reliable pest control company. Make sure to carry on reading through these tips to help prevent any unwanted pests too!
Step 1 – Food Waste
Whether you are cooking up a storm or catering a feast fit for kings. Be sure to not leave leftover food overnight. Be sure to discard all unwanted food promptly. Tie up all food waste in large garbage bags and ensure your trash can is tightly closed. If your bin is located outside your premises; be sure to check that there aren’t any holes in the bins. Rats are notorious for going through your garbage before the garbage collector.
Step 2 – Food Storage
It’s time to get your takeaway containers and storage containers out from your top shelf. Be sure to store all leftover food in sealed containers and best minimise your food waste – giving your guests a doggy bag will reduce the amount of food you will need to throw out. Having easy access to food will most certainly attract pests such as roof rats, sewer rats and even moles into your premises. You could engage Maximum Pest Management, to get rid of these rodents.
Cockroaches consume almost everything that you can imagine. It’s no wonder these pesky buggers can outlive dinosaurs and survive the ice age. Cockroaches get into premises in a number of ways. Most commonly, they are brought in via cardboard boxes while moving or when you get deliveries.
Roaches thrive in dark crevices, stacks of paper and exposed wood grains (found within cabinets). Depending on the extent of the infestation, the right treatment should be employed, to have any chance of eradicating the cockroach infestation. To get some additional information you should read this.
The first signs of a cockroach infestation usually are their droppings or frass. They also produce a sour pungent smell which you can normally associate with the damp smell emitting from under your kitchen sink cabinet. The heavier your infestation, the smell will also be more pungent.
An office premises client of ours had engaged numerous pest control companies to solve their never-ending Cockroach Infestation. They had been plagued with German cockroaches from the time they had moved into their spanking new Shenton Way office. Continue reading