3 Steps to Protect Your Home from Creepy Crawlies

Creepy crawlies are one of a few frequent guests in our home. Even though they aren’t invited to stay, they still seek refuge and manage to find a way to make part of our home theirs. To put an end to this, here are 3 steps to protect your home from creepy crawlies. 

 

1. Prevention

 

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Prevention is your best defence to keep your house from being invaded by pests. By practising good cleaning habits, pests will soon be extinct from your home. Insects need basic needs just like humans, food, water and shelter, these things are easier to find in your home that’s why insects choose to migrate in your comfortable and welcoming home.

To prevent this migration, you should first get all your windows and doors weatherproofed to seal off any cracks around the ledges. This gets rid of entrances for insects to enter your house. You should also check for caulk cracks in the bathroom and kitchen, the slightest of cracks can give them access in your home. Check around your doors and windows for gaps, and replace window stripping when needed.

 

2. Clean up

 

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Now that there’s no way in, make sure you don’t allow them to repopulate in your house. Your bad habits may seem like an invitation to the insects. For example, leaving rubbish around the house especially ones with food remnants. Insects would appreciate the offering you left around for them, now that they know there’s food around the house, they will be more than happy to stay around. 

Standing water can attract all kinds of pests if you didn’t already know many pests are attracted to water and can actually swim. Leaving your dishes to soak overnight is not a very ideal idea unless you are planning on hosting a pool party for pests. 

Keeping your house cleaned is important to keep the pests at bay if you have not enough time or if it’s too much of a hassle, you can always book a cleaning service to make sure your home is clean enough to not be inviting to pests.

 

3. Pest control 

 

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If all else fails, your only option left is to get pest control service. Get a professional to come over regularly and spray for pests around your home. 

Insects, especially cockroaches like to hide in dark and warm corners which makes it hard for us to notice. Beware of signs of a cockroach infestation like faecal droppings, egg casings and cockroaches in the daytime. 

It’s been raining a lot lately and this might attract bugs to join you in your home during this rainy season. If you have a problem keeping them out and in dire need of a pest control service, hire our professionals to protect your home from a pest invasion.