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Unwelcome Visitors? You Need Pest Control!

April 17, 2017 at 6:46 pm Comments are Disabled

prepared exterminator smilingIf your home has fleas, ants, wasps, rats, or cockroaches, you should contact pest removal professionals in Dunedin to have these pests removed immediately to prevent further damage in your home.

When pests are running riot in the home, they can make your home unhygienic. Their droppings are a health and safety hazard. Using a simple insect spray may not be enough if your home is infested. In these situations, it is always best to consult a professional pest removal service to save your health and your home.

​Fleas and Ticks

If you have dogs or cats in your home, the summer months can cause fleas and ticks to increase in numbers. They can cause sever itching and even illness. These parasitic pests usually require a host. Try to cut your lawn grass and make sure that any crevice or gap in your home is sealed or repaired. Consult your vet if your pets have ticks or fleas, and ask pest control experts how to keep your home clear of fleas and ticks.

​Ants

Ants can infest your home through cracks in the wall and nest inside your home’s insulation. They are most commonly found in areas where food is prepared as they search for items they can scavenge. They can get into packets of food in the cupboard, rendering them unusable.

​Wasps

Wasps can nest in the air vents of your house, the loft, or in the insulation. They are dangerous to remove as the whole colony could attack. Multiple stings can cause death so you should always consult pest control experts for such an infestation. There are several different types of wasps. Wasps have a few varieties that could infest the home.

Cockroaches

Many homes are prone to cockroach infestations. Roaches usually thrive in dark, dank, and humid areas. If you see cockroaches in your home during the day, it is a clear sign of infestation in your home.

Don’t allow pests such as these to become uninvited guests in hour home. Call a pest control service in Dunedin to ensure you and your home’s safety.

Pests in Your House: Practical Tips to Keep Them Away

March 30, 2017 at 7:29 pm Comments are Disabled

House Pests Rats, ants, and cockroaches: these are the three most common house pests in New Zealand. Conservation authorities even consider some of these to be threats to the natural environment.

Fortunately, there are many ways to get rid of them in your house because they have many things in common. All three of them need access to food, water, and a dark place to build their nests on. If you remove these, you get rid of them all. It is like shooting not just two but three birds with one stone.

For major infestations, contact pest management services to take care of the problem. However, you can easily deal with smaller problems simply by keeping your house clean and unfriendly to pests. Here are other suggestions:

Keep the floor clean at all times

Sweep and vacuum your floors regularly, especially the kitchen floor, to remove any food particles that may have fallen off the dining table or countertop. If you are using a vacuum cleaner, make sure to empty the vacuum bag to keep cockroaches away from it.

Dry out wet areas

Leaking pipes and drains in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry areas can create the perfect breeding area for bugs and insects. Do a search for these leaks and contact a plumber to repair them immediately. Make sure the area is dry and spill-free afterwards.

Store all food away

Food such as pasta, cereals, and flours do not need to be refrigerated, but you still need to put them away properly to keep the pests away. Use glass airtight containers and put them on neat, tidy, clutter-free cupboards and shelves.

When it comes to pest control, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. All you really need to do to keep the pests away is to keep your house neat, clean, and orderly.