Winter is well and truly over and this means many pests such as cockroaches, spiders, ants and fleas that have lain dormant during the cooler months will now be invading your home!
Spring is the time to prepare your property for the warmer months and higher pest activity, when we enjoy being outdoors and entertaining with friends and family. As the weather heats up these pests become more active and start to breed. To help stop the pest invasion Sandgate Pest Control recommends that you include pest control in your spring clean! A professional pest control treatment is the safest way to eradicate unwanted pests from your home. Our team of highly trained, professional, experience technicians will use a variety of different products and techniques when servicing your home. These products are safe for your family and pest.
For pest a pest free environment this spring and summer contact our office on 3269 6198.
To keep on top of any pest issues at your property this spring, make sure you add the following items to your spring clean!
Trim back your trees and foliage
Keeping your tress and foliage away from your home will not only assist Sandgate Pest Control termite inspectors to thoroughly complete a timber pest inspection to your home; it will also limit the access for ants and rodents to your home.
Remove foliage and organic matter from rain gutters
With the recent wet weather and heavy rains, clearing clogged rain gutters will reduce potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Make sure all potted plants are in catchments
Did you know moisture is an attractant for termites? If potted plants are positioned directly on the ground and near the house, excess water after plants are watered runs through the pot plant and creates a high moisture area which can attract foraging termites to your home; be aware of all areas which will also retain water for more than four days, as these will become breeding sites for mosquitoes.
Keep all general waste and rubbish to a minimum
Ensuring rubbish is securely stored will reduce the risk of pests like rodents, flies, maggots, cockroaches and even termites. Termites will be attracted to rubbish if it contains moisture and timber. Rubbish, which is not securely stored, can also limit thorough inspection of your property when a termite inspections is carried out.
Repair and fix leaking taps and pipes around your home
Leaking taps and pipes around the property can create a high moisture area which can attract foraging termites to the home. It is recommended that all down pipes, hot water systems and air conditioning pipes are connected to a drain or located away from the exterior of the home to reduce the risk of termite attack and potential breeding areas for mosquitoes.