If you got an infestation of cockroaches or mice, would you know what to do? Would you know who to call or how much it would cost? No? Well help is on hand!
Tips to Prevent Pests!
Limit where you eat
Make a rule that eating is only done in the kitchen and dining areas. Eating around the house may leave crumbs in places you wouldn't think to clean - and bugs love crumbs.
Tackle spills quickly
Just like the messy floors, spills can attract bugs. Stop this by checking that you've wiped up every last bit!
Keep drains clean
Be sure that any slow moving drains are cleared and cleaned. Many bugs come indoors searching for water. Be sure to repair any leaky sinks and drains in your home.
Wipe down bottles
After you've used a bottle or jar, wipe down the outside of the bottle and the lid. Residue on your containers can be a bug attraction, especially when it comes to honey, peanut butter or jam!
Be careful of fruit and veg!
It's hugely important for you and your family to eat fresh fruit and vegetables, however when they're past their best, fruit and veg will attract ants and flies.
Clean clothes before storing
Dirty clothes attract bugs so it's important to only store them when clean. It's especially important when it's (finally!) warm enough to put away those winter coats.
Clean out the recyclables
Be sure to rinse out plastic, glass, and metal containers that are being recycled.
Clean rubbish containers
Washing down the insides and outsides of your rubbish and recycling containers is a monthly job. It's easiest to do this outside with a garden hose and a long-handled scrub brush.
Put a lid on your rubbish bin
Lids on bins will keep bugs out, keep smells in, and keep infestations away.