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Hide and Seek: Hiding Places for Pests in your Home

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Have you ever experienced hearing noises such as a sudden buzz, whimper, or squeal in your house, but weren’t successful in finding where it was coming from? Ghosts might be your first guess, but these alarming sounds are likely coming from pests hiding in your home. If you ever find yourself in this situation, call termite control to consult with them whether it could possibly be a pest problem.

Pests usually lurk in areas where they’re not easy to notice such as plants, standing water, food, and untidy spaces in your house. This is why the best way to prevent a pest invasion is to take proactive actions to protect your house from these pesky pests. It’s also good to regularly inspect these places in your home.

 

Snack spots

Rats, cockroaches, and other pests are enticed by little crumbs and food particles. This includes dining areas, food storage areas, and even your couch! To prevent pests from living in your snacks slot, always wipe down these areas and properly dispose all the remaining food and food wraps. Don’t forget to properly seal leftover chips and whatnot. Place these inside the refrigerator or airtight containers.

Trash Bags or Trash Bins

Pests of all sorts love to infest trash bags or bins that have fermenting foods in it. They may even mate and reproduce there, further adding to your problems! Avoid getting yourself in a situation of unintentionally breeding these creatures by ensuring that your trash bags never go over a week without being replaced and properly disposed of.

Kitchen

Kitchens are quite an obvious place as that’s where all the food is. Maintaining a spotless kitchen is one way to keep the pests at bay. Keep ingredients in sealed containers as an extra precaution. Not only will this help your kitchen to be pest-free, but at the same time, this will also ensure the safety of your whole family from diseases that these foul critters may bring. 

Plants

Houseplants, like other plants (unless they’re plastic), obviously need water to survive. However, overwatering your plants may create standing water in plant pots that can be a breeding ground for deadly mosquitoes. When this happens, this will ultimately bring serious illnesses to you and your family such as dengue. Avoid overwatering your plants to prevent mosquitoes from living in them. Regularly check leaves for signs of harmful bugs. 

Bathroom

Unattended bathroom leaks can also be a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes. Keep the bathroom dry, especially pails.

 

 

Being knowledgeable about the places that pests hide will help you find where these pesky pests may be. It’s a great way to be in constant vigilance for any unwanted visitors, so you can immediately spring to action and prevent an infestation. But if your home is severely infested, it’s time to call a professional pest control service provider to help you in annihilating these pesky pests.

 

 

 


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