Pest control in Double Bay is needed wherever pests are found. Cockroaches, ants, flies, mosquitoes and spiders are some of the common pests found around any family home. However, none of us likes it when the house is invaded by any of these pests. Use of chemicals to exterminate pests is a standard method that has been used for a long while. Use of poisoned baits, traps, and poison sprays are other methods of controlling pests.
Let us examine how some common pests are kept away.
There are some steps you can take to minimise pest problems. Garbage and waste provide a great breeding ground for pests such as cockroaches, ants, flies, mosquitoes, rats, etc. It is a good idea to keep the surroundings of a house clean. Poisoned baits are commonly used for the removal of rats that have managed to find safe spots in or around your home. Rat traps are another method.
Spiders can often be eliminated by getting rid of insects that they love to eat Keep insects away, at least temporarily, by employing effective lighting outside.
Insect baits can be placed in strategic points. Ensure that they are far away from the kitchen or where food is stored or eaten, however.
Ants can swarm through the house when they find established food and water sources inside a house. Ants generate scent trails which enable them to easily find their way back to the house. Cleaning the house of food crumbs as soon as food is consumed is an effective way to reduce the risk of being overrun by ants. Sticky petroleum jelly smeared around containers, and pet food prevents the ants from climbing inside. Whether just a tall tale or actually true, I have heard more than once that ground cinnamon can deter pests.
Here are some more basic ideas that can be followed to keep the house comparatively free of insects – a “do it yourself” pest control in Double Bay, if you like:
• Keep all the drawers and cabinets clean.
• Make sure that the doors and windows of the house are fastened properly.
• The windows and doorways can be fitted with wire mesh where required.
• Keep the gap under the doors to a minimum.
• Sweep around the outside of the house at regular intervals.
• Ensure that standard garden maintenance is undertaken.
• Seal any gap or crevice that may be found in the walls of the house.
Utilizing chemical insecticides can be potentially dangerous. Most common pesticides use organophosphates, a compound that is used in biological warfare. It is certainly not a wise idea to expose our families to such dangerous agents. Biological pesticides made from plants and dried flowers are growing more popular. Utilizing pyrethrum powder and sprays is a popular method for controlling unwanted insects and pests. Natural and safer alternatives are said to be harmless to humans and pets alike.
But irrespective of what you do, professional assistance is often needed to get rid of a pest problem. For expert pest control in Double Bay, call Able Pest Abaitment on 0419 941 994 right away.