Some reasons in adopting home sprucing and rejuvenation includes celebrating an occasion, ushering a new year or perhaps welcoming a new family member addition. Do you know? Household pests tend to begin because of poor home maintenance and inadequate house cleaning.
What are the common causes of pest infestation?
- Weak or old home structure that results in gaps, cracks and crevices for pests to enter
- Wear and tear of pipes and drainage that spills water and droplets around
- Long term build-up of grease, dirt and grime because of poor housekeeping
- Unprotected and non-treated homes for pest issues
- Poor ventilated spaces that generates humidity and moisture
Understanding more on household pest control
When comes to pest control, some of the common and tested DIY home tricks include placing of traps, gel and baits around the home you think is of high risk or frequently pest infested hot spot, on-the-go spraying at physical pests, and flooding the home with repellents or known ingredients that are said to deter pests from appearing.
However, home conditions improvements and housekeeping plays a critical role in keeping pest infestation at bay.
Here are 5 reasons why you should invest in home maintenance
1. Pests depends on water and moisture to survive
Pests also needs water just like humans. Particularly at kitchen areas, cabinets with in-built pipes, bathrooms floor, wall, and balcony with potted plants and watering tools are some common hot spots for pests as water leaks around these spaces.
Tips: Remember to also keep your surfaces dry by wiping and moping the tabletops and flooring and wipe your hands dry instead of flicking droplets onto the floor. Fix those leaky pipes and engage a plumbing service to rectify any drainage issues.
2. Pests may slip in through the gaps and crack
You will be amazed on how tiny and flexible pests are in squeezing through any impossibly tight and narrow spaces. Over time, structure flaws developed due to age, environmental factors and conditions of the home. While you may keep doors closed to these unwanted guests diligently, they may intrude via these entries.
Tips: Fix the gaps and crevices, seal off those cracks and apply some proofing protection in your home.
3. Food source – no 1 pest harbourage culprit
You can design and structure your home for easier cleaning, minimise clutter opportunity and reduce the chances of leaving food spills and residues around for pests to feed and hide.
For example the choice of cabinets’ material, availability of storages and cabinets, choice of tiles and sink-mount, finishing of the sofa and floorings installed do matter when comes to efficient home cleaning and eliminate these food sources made available to pests.
4. Nests and breeding source are well hidden
Home maintenance is not just renovation, structure refurbishment or interior overhaul. Facility management is just as important in a home maintenance investment. Common areas are taken care off during your daily domestic cleaning, however, those blind spots and hard to reach corners may be neglected.
Over time, these hot spots could developed as a breeding source and multiplying the pest production without realisation.
Tips: Do engage spring-cleaning via professional cleaning services and remove these root issues before it escalates.
5. More aware and visible to pest activity and symptoms
Engaging regular pest control services could be the least expected item in your home maintenance checklist. However, it is important in maintaining the safety of your home and family. Pest control specialists perform regular monitoring and inspection around the premise.
Hence, they are able to detect and rectify any pest activity or early signs. They have the expertise to identify the type of pest species and appropriate elimination solutions.
Tips: Pest Control services may not be as costly as you perceive. There are many factors to consider in designing an adequate and affordable treatment. Read here to find out more on pest control services prices.
Engage in pest control services to start early steps in household pest prevention by checking your home for any early pest symptoms. Call Rentokil Singapore for a home check at 6347 8138 today.