Tips and Tricks To Keep Pests Away From Your Home


wooden floorboards and a small rat door

In the Philippines, when the weather cools and the days get gloomy, it’s the rainy season. Cooler days don’t bring that much relief when it encourages the rise of pests in the home. To keep these pesky critters away, we’ve compiled a handy checklist for you.


Keep Your Kitchen Clean

One of the most common places to find pests like ants, cockroaches, flies, and the occasional rat would be the kitchen. It’s essential to keep the stovetop, counters, racks, and drawers of your kitchen clean because pests thrive in dirty and damp environments.


Throw Your Trash

Prevent rats and cockroaches by throwing out your garbage regularly; don’t let it build up to the point where infestation becomes an issue. One major tip for prevention is the use of closed trash bins. This also goes for things you don’t need, like old boxes, children’s toys, etc. They can be a breeding ground for dust, insects, and pests.


Keep Your Bathroom Clean

Bathrooms can be a surprising source of pests if you don’t clean it properly. Always make sure to check on the drains by removing dirt or hair. Wash your shower curtain to prevent mold from growing on them. If you keep buckets in your bathroom, make sure that they don’t hold stagnant water in them and that when you’re done using them, you dry them.


Get Rid of Stagnant Water

Stagnant water is a favorite breeding ground for mosquitoes and can cause diseases like dengue and malaria. That’s why clearing out gutters and removing sources of standing water in and around the home is essential.


Install or Repair Window Screens

You can enjoy the best of cool air with no mosquitoes by investing in screens for your windows. This can help you prevent these pests from invading your home. A mosquito net can also be beneficial to prevent getting bitten while you sleep. If your window screens have holes, it’s best to repair them as soon as possible, especially if the room is near a garden area.


Use Repellents

During dengue outbreaks, or if you notice an unusual number of mosquitoes in your home, apply repellent to avoid getting bitten. Spraying insecticides may help but can make breathing difficult, especially if you have children in the home, so more environment-friendly options like citronella candles and incense can be another option.


Call Pest Control

Let’s say you tried all the above and still can’t eliminate pests like termites, ants, and roaches. It’s time for you to call pest control services to help you eliminate them. However, it shouldn’t just be up to these professionals; when their job is done, you must maintain a clean home, kitchen, and garden area to prevent reinfestation.


What are The Benefits of Calling Pest Control?

You can’t go wrong with calling in professionals who can guarantee you the safe and complete elimination of pests. They also know how to deal with harsh chemicals that could harm you or your loved ones and pets if an accident occurs.

Email us at info@jcvassociates.ph and visit www.jcvassociates.ph to know more about our consultancy offerings.


Sources:

https://www.unilab.com.ph/articles/10-tips-to-avoid-dengue-at-home/

https://www.urbancompany.com/blog/pest-control-tips/top-10-pest-control-tips/


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