How to Prevent Pests From Coming Back

Posted on: 15 September 2021

Treating a pest problem is easy, but preventing a second infestation is not. All too often, homeowners congratulate themselves on ridding their homes of pests, only for the problem to return. Here are some tips that you can use to treat the problem and prevent it from coming back.

1. Time Treatments to Match Pest Life Cycle

The majority of pest control products can kill only adult pests, leaving their eggs or larvae intact. Several weeks later, when the eggs hatch or the larvae grow into adults, the pest problem in your home will come back. To solve the problem for good, you need to apply treatments several times so that you can kill every generation of pests. The best way to get this schedule right is to hire a pest control service. Professional pest companies are the experts in killing all kinds of pests. They know when to apply treatments for maximum effectiveness.

2. Don't Feed the Pests

Pests like to make their homes in your home because it contains a source of food. If you notice ants in your kitchen, they are probably feasting on something sweet that you have left out or that they have managed to find their way into. Remove the pests' food by keeping all your food inside sealed containers or in the refrigerator. You should also keep the worktops and floors clean to avoid them harbouring scraps of food. Pest control services can give you individual advice on the dietary preferences of the particular type of pests affecting your home and how to avoid feeding them.

3. Keep Pests Out of the Home

If you want to prevent another infestation in the future, you need to figure out how pests are getting into your home and stop them. Window screens can keep out flying pests, such as wasps. Sealing up cracks can keep out many types of crawling or oozing creatures, including slugs, which often squeeze themselves through tiny cracks in the evening to be in the warm environment inside your home.

To keep away termites, move your firewood storage away from the outside wall of your home to the other end of your garden. Firewood can act as a stepping stone for termites to access your home, where they can wreak havoc on floors and furniture. A pest control service can give you even more information about how to keep pests out.


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From rodents in the winter to flying termites in the spring, Australia has plenty of pests hoping to set themselves up in your home. Pest control is not a subject first-time homeowners know about when they purchase a property, so that's where our blog comes to your rescue. Different seasons bring with them different pests, and we want to make sure they don't enter your property and cause damage. When you're looking for information about what pests are lurking and how best to control them, then look no further than the posts contained on this website. We know how to keep your home free of pests.


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