The Pests that Infest your Home

The Pests that Infest your Home

Pest control in your home is an ongoing process that requires vigilance, research, and action. Your house is your castle, and a castle needs a strong defense. There are a variety of pests that can plague your home, many of them discussed here have similar prevention tactics to keep your home safe. Most treatments, both natural and commercial, require application and maintenance to safeguard your home. Listed below are the various types of pests that you may see within your home, and the different ways you can combat them.

These are a group of long-furred, warm-blooded animals, including rats and mice. In Australia, there are several introduced rodent pests in homes, shops, and warehouses. Ground and roof rats are similarly large while Mice are significantly smaller. Once inside the home, rats can damage insulation, chew through beams and walls, and chew power cables. Getting rid of rats can prove difficult if the conditions within the home are not changed. Like other pests, rats can also transmit diseases.

Many types of measures can be taken to keep cockroaches out of the living area. Their natural home consists of garbage and dirt and they collect germs from all these places. They go around on food, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, benches, tables, and other places in the house and pass germs on to humans. Cockroaches prefer dark, humid areas of your home to live and breed. If you have an attic, basement, or old junk boxes in your garage, these are popular places where you can find them.

These pests feed on blood and can transmit diseases. They can also annoy your pets. Flea pest control is important as fleas can jump on you and ride around your house impacting both you and your furry friend.

There are over 1,000 ant species in Australia. Ants can enter the house through foraging, according to some experts. They can also build nests in your lawn, dry soil, or pavement. 

Ants can cause a variety of problems in your home, not least food contamination, and property damage. Because there are so many different types of ant species, It can be difficult to find out which of these species are threatening your home. It is best to have a professional pest controller come and identify the species before attempting any form of treatment.

Adult mosquitoes can be collected with a vacuum. You can also set up insect traps in your house, such as electric fly explosions or sticky traps. Do not leave fruit out in the fresh air, store it in containers or store it in the refrigerator.

These are the most common house bugs that require bed bug pest control. The primary place where you will find bed bugs is in your bed, but you can also find them on furniture and clothes. Bed bugs can move to other areas of your home if you are not careful in dealing with an infestation. 

There are many types of flies that you can find in your kitchen, but the two most common are house flies and fruit flies. They are responsible for the spread of salmonella and E. coli, which can lead to food poisoning. Fruit flies sneak into the house through open doors as they are attracted to old food lying around, be it the overflowing bin or the old fruit lying on the counter.

 All of the above pests can cause annoyance, discomfort, and damage to you, your home, and anybody living in your house. If you wish to avoid these pests causing damage ensure you contact the correct specialists as soon as you suspect an infestation.


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