Many different kinds of pests including mosquitoes, flies, fleas, bed bugs, termites, black ants, fire ants, spiders, fungus, rodents, snakes, feral dogs and others that need pest control on the Gold Coast pose a serious threat to people and their property.
One of the best ways to control and eliminated many pests is to maintain good hygiene around the home and general environment. Just simple things like placing all rubbish in suitable containers and keeping places like benches, cupboards, floors and other areas clean and uncluttered goes a long way to reducing pests.
Removing all standing water around your home and property will make it far less attractive to pests who need water almost daily to survive.
The five effective tips below will help you effectively control the pests on your property:
- Effective Knowledge
The first thing you need to do is to properly identify all the pests on your property. Once you know which pests you’re dealing with and a little about their lifestyle, then you can start doing something to control them. This is because each pest requires a different approach and treatment so you are then able to make proper strategies to control or eliminate them.
Properly identifying the pest will save time, money and prevent the use of the wrong control methods. Often it’s wise to call on the services of a pest control company on the Gold Coast, as they have years of experience dealing with all the local pests.
- Organic Pest Control Methods
Many people are now concerned about using toxic chemicals in the environment and especially around their homes, so organic methods of pest control are becoming more popular. One of the benefits of organic methods is they directly target the pests not the environment or other creatures in it
- Biological Control
This type of pest control is often used in indoor gardens and greenhouses as well as organic gardens. Biological control uses pest’s natural enemies like predators, parasites and pathogens to geographically interfere with the pest’s ability to feed and breed. Beneficial insects like to eat the larvae of pests decimating their populations without harming other beneficial insects.
Using these methods is safe for people, plants and wildlife in general, but depends on you using the correct control species under proper conditions
- Chemical Pesticides
Thousands of different chemicals are used every day in all sorts of places to destroy and control pests. For the most part they kill far more than the pests they are aimed at, and are making our environment more toxic for every living thing.
They can kill an animal by being eaten (oral), absorbed through the skin (dermal entry) or through the breath (respiratory). It’s vital for everyone’s safety that you read and understand the label before using any pesticides and follow the instructions
- Hygiene Control
There are fewer pests found in areas without water, that are kept clean as there is no food for them.
Instead of racing to use harsh chemical’s that are adding to the toxicity of the environment, the best pest control management on the Gold Coast is to use hygiene control and organic methods. Using pesticides should be everyone’s last option when organic methods are not working.