Sunny warm days, flowers blooming and wildlife awakening from its winter slumber heralds the onset of spring.
With the temperature rising, several pests start coming out of the hibernation, looking for food, shelter and water. Your property – whether residential or commercial – provides an excellent breeding ground for these critters to thrive, grow and multiply.
Common Spring Pests Found in Australian Households
The warm and humid weather during spring provide stinging and biting insects the perfect conditions to procreate. Some of the common spring pests that create a nuisance for households are:
Prevention is Better Than Cure
These pests intruding or infesting your property is an inevitable truth! However, being proactive before these bugs make their way into your home gives you the upper hand and prevents severe infestation.
Here are a few practical tips to keep the pesky crawlies at bay and ensure your home is pest-free during spring:
1. Monitor and Seal the Possible Points of Entry
These little creatures can crawl through any space, even if its a tiny crevice in your door. Cracks, holes, the gap in doors and windows, broken roofs, air vents are some of the common entry points; these insects use to sneak into your property. Therefore, make sure you have sealed these points – Use caulk to fill the crevices in doors, windows or floor. Cover your windows with screen to deter the pest from infiltrating your home.
2. Neat and Trimmed Garden is a Great Deterrent
Overgrown trees, bushes and shrubs offer a perfect habitat for the pests like ants, rodents and mosquitoes to thrive and proliferate. Keeping the vegetation in your garden trimmed make the conditions less friendly and hospitable for pests. Apart from this, remove the standing water from buckets and other containers as it might escalate the mosquito infestation. Make sure to get rid of the dried leaves and other debris lying around to limit the growth of ants and flies.
3. Keep Your Kitchen Clean
Kitchens provide an ideal place for pests to get easy access to the food source. The availability of abundant food can turn your kitchen into an all-you-can-eat buffet for pests. Therefore, make sure to keep the kitchen uncluttered, clean and hygienic. Empty the bins regularly and keep the work surface free from any spillage or crumbs. Store your food in airtight containers. Moreover, moist conditions attract bugs, so make sure you have got the leaky faucets repaired.
4. Situation Out of Control? – Call a Professional
Sometimes, it happens that even after you have taken all the proactive measures, the bug manages to creep inside your home and wreak havoc. In such extreme conditions, DIYs might not give you the desired results. It is always advisable to call a professional pest controller. Equipped with the right tools and knowledge, they can eradicate the bugs and prevent future infestation.