Pests can be a pain, and they come in many different forms. They can carry disease, infest your home and bite you or your pets. Ensuring your home is pest free is essential in keeping you safe and healthy.
Banish The Damp
Bugs such as cockroaches like to live in humid, warm spots over the winter, so ensuring that your home is well-ventilated prevents any bugs from breeding. Regularly open your windows to let air circulate through the room.
Check Your Pets For Pests
Fleas are one of the most common UK household pests, especially for those with pets. They are often brought in by cats and dogs, and one flea can lay up to 25 eggs a day. Fleas can result in an uncomfortable itch or a rash, so it is important you treat your pet regularly.
You can help reduce the risk of fleas in your home by washing your pet s bedding fortnightly and regularly vacuuming areas your pet uses.
Check For Cracks & Gaps
Pests have a habit of wriggling through small cracks and gaps, so it is important that you regularly inspect and repair any doors or windows that may be warped or broken, and any other areas that they might creep into.
The likes of slugs and cockroaches are known for hiding in the dark and coming into your home. To prevent them from wandering in at night, seal any gaps you find. You should be able to feel air flow to determine whether the gaps lead outside.
Keep Your Home Clean
Ensuring your home is clean is important in keeping pests away. Keeping on top of your vacuuming, mopping and other household chores disturbs any areas where a pest may be living, and cleaning up the likes of crumbs eliminates any potential food sources.
Call The Experts
If you re worried about an infestation, please call the experts at Pest Guard. We always provide a fast response and solution to your pest problems. Call us today on 01782 624 461, or fill in our online contact form.