Nobody enjoys the idea of unwelcome bugs in their homes, but sadly, pest infestations are a problem that many homeowners will face at some point in their lives. Acquainting yourself with the early indicators of a pest infestation is vital skills that can assist you or your Top Dog Pest Control Gold Coast catch any uninvited house guests before they have a chance to cause significant damage.
Some of the most common pest found in your home
These insects are usually at the top of the list when it comes to most reviled and are swift and thus challenging to catch. Cockroaches can contain bacteria and viruses that can infect humans and cause sickness. They have six legs and wings and when they choose to fly it can be a frightening sight. Cockroaches feed on wood, leather, glue, toothpaste, soap, and food stored in our refrigerators and pantries. They are commonly seen in basements, kitchens, and bathrooms, as well as near sewer lines. The first step toward eliminating them is to keep your house clean regularly. Restrict access to food by tightly sealing garbage cans and avoiding putting dishes in the sink for an extended period. These are one of the main reasons that Top Dog Pest Control on the Gold Coast suggest annual pest inspections to keep these pests at bay.
Spiders are a typical household pest. The world is home to around 48,308 species. Interesting fact: just 5% of spiders found indoors originate outside. Cleaning is, once again, a critical step in keeping spiders at bay. Indeed, they are on the lookout for food, which means that the fewer insects there are, the fewer spiders there will be. To prevent infiltrations, do not be afraid to use a spot treatment around windows and doors, both inside and out.
This nocturnal, moisture-loving insect is a frequent visitor to restrooms, kitchens, and basements. Silverfish are extremely fast and conceal themselves in microscopic gaps, making them extremely difficult to notice. To eliminate silverfish, you’ll probably need to treat the areas where you’ve observed them using a pesticide. Additionally, search for indicators of excessive humidity, such as condensation on pipes. Repair leaking faucets and conduct an inspection of the ventilation system in your bathroom and basement.
Fruit flies infest the fruits and vegetables we purchase in supermarkets. They then begin breeding on ripe or decaying fruits and vegetables and fermented liquids such as beer, wine, and cider.
To avoid them, keep your house clean:
- Eliminate rubbish daily.
- Wash dishes after use.
- Discard the water after mopping the floor.
- Wipe countertops and sinks.
- Discard overripe fruits and vegetables.
- Avoid storing empty cans and bottles indoors.
This will not eliminate flies, but it will inhibit their proliferation. Then, install fly ribbons to prevent them from escaping.
This flat, brown-red oval-shaped insect conceals itself from the light in dark, inaccessible locations. Box springs, mattress seams, headboards, bedroom furniture, drawers, armchairs, carpets, and drapes all harbor bed bugs. To remove them, wash all bed sheets and blankets in warm water and dry on a high heat setting. Vacuum mattresses and box springs, as well as the entire house. After that, empty and clean the vacuum cleaner’s bin. Because bed bugs are resistant to various chemical solutions, it is critical to use a treatment that is specifically intended to control them.