While we are slowly bidding farewell to the two-degree mornings, the warmer weather brings on other issues, specifically the presence of unwanted pests. Laying by the pool, drinking cool beverages and enjoying the sun are forms of entertainment that we shouldn’t have to give up, especially due to the annoyance of pests buzzing around your ears, or having ants crawl on your feet. Spoiling our fun in the sun is a hobby of many pests, especially spiders, cockroaches and flies. While these pests can put a slight damper on special summer gatherings, there are ways to minimise the threat.
As soon as a pest notices dust, food scraps and spills, they’re generally the first ones to arrive at the scene, making us humans even more grossed out by the sight of a cockroach eating crumbs that fell off the lemon tart! Now is the time to scour all locations around the kitchen, from the back of the fridge to the top shelves, if there is an inkling of food, no doubt those pesky pests will be all over it by breakfast.
Many people may not know this, but garden beds are a hub for pests; excess mulch and dead plants must be removed, as warm and moist locations are what pests thrive on. While using store bough products may seem like an affordable option, they are usually short-lasting; products that are used by technicians are safe and more effective than the standard ones found in the supermarket.
Regular dusting, especially around those hard to get to places is crucial, while small holes can be an opening for pests, and must be closed promptly.
We suggest employing a professional technician to ensure your spring and summer is free from any nuisances, as remaining proactive will prevent the issues from becoming a large problem.