Summertime is one of the most anticipated periods of the year given the fact that it is warm and conducive for outdoor living. With all the good things that come with summer are pesky pests that can be such a huge nuisance. The most common pests include ants, mosquitoes, fleas, flies, and cockroaches.
Unfortunately, many of these pests come into the home as a result of poor hygienic conditions that provide water, food, and harborage for the pests. One of the ways to avoid pests in your home is to maintain better home hygiene.
How Better Hygiene in the Home in Summer Can Help You Avoid Pests
There are many types of ants that may enter your home. You can keep them out by getting rid of all food sources and closing all the entry points including crevices and cracks. Maintain high hygienic levels in the home by regularly taking out the trash, storing food in airtight containers, and immediately cleaning up food spills. Remember to keep all the pet food in sealed containers to prevent ants from swarming around them.
It is in the summer months that mosquitoes come to life and start laying eggs anywhere they find standing water. During this time, mosquitoes also get very active when it comes to biting humans and animals in search of blood, which is their main source of food.
You can get rid of mosquitoes by clearing standing water around the home, whether it is in fountains, water bowls for pets, ponds, bird baths, and toys. If that doesn’t rid your home of the mosquitoes, talk to a professional pest control service provider to help you.
With the increasing summer temperatures, fleas usually go around attaching themselves onto humans as well as the pests. Their bites are not just painful but can also be itchy and a source of disease. Apart from regularly bathing your pests, clean their beddings, and vacuum their pens often. If you find it hard to fight a flea infestation among your pets, ask a professional to help you.
Flies are as much summer pests as their counterparts already discussed here. They are known to spread bacteria which may cause certain stomach ailments. To keep the flies out, ensure you up the hygienic standards of your home. Take out the trash regularly and move garbage cans a little more distance from your home. Avoid leaving food exposed and clean spills and dishes the moment you notice them.
Cockroaches of all types tend to do very well in warm and humid temperatures. Whether it is German cockroaches or other species, it is hard to eliminate them given that they eat almost anything. Cockroaches are known to cause allergic reactions and can be a huge problem given the speed with which they reproduce. You can only prevent German cockroach from your home by maintaining high hygienic standards and sealing all cracks and crevices. You may also want to keep the newspapers and boxes out of your home.
The best strategy to keep pests from your home is to maintain high standards of hygiene. It is much cheaper than dealing with a full-blown pest infestation. Embrace it today!
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