Getting rid of pests: Tips and Tricks

Pests are a common problem, across the globe, no matter where you live. Singapore is not different either! You will have to be especially careful if you have small kids or pets at home. You will also have to look out for the insecticides and the pesticides that you use to drive the pests away. Some of the common pests that affect us are ants, cockroaches, flies, bedbugs, termites, rodents, fleas, wasps, lizards, and mosquitoes. For best results, it is advised that you get professional pest control done by a company in Singapore.

For pest control services, you should consider Pestbusters pest control services Singapore. They are one of the most established pest control companies in the region and have many years of experience. They deal with a large variety of pests as well. If you have a pest problem, visit their site now.

There are many such vendors in Singapore who work out the pests hiding and breeding places in and around your house and target them when they are the most vulnerable. Some vendors even use environmentally friendly chemicals, which should be one of the factors you should look out for. They also perform regular checks after the operation to make sure that the pests do not return. Take a look at this article by IKARI.

 

Tips For Pest Control For A Safe Home For Your Family

Look for professional pest control service for different environment and situation

At Ikari, our pest control service is similar to a doctor’s approach. Before customizing the most suitable methods to get rid of of pests, we understand the environment, routine habits and key issues of our clients. We diagnose the problem and identify the root cause of the pest problems. Depending on the convenience and comfort level of clients, we diagnose the problem either through phone calls, site visits or in-depth interviews with different people.

Types of treatment methods to get rid of pests effectively

As we specializing dealing with pest since 1976, our staffs are familiar with different pest treatment methods, including spraying, baiting, dusting, high heat treatment, infra-red inspection, CO2 pressured spraying, trapping, repellents, aerosol pressured spray, misting and fogging. If our staffs have come to your place and sprayed, make sure all residual spraying has dried before allowing children or pets come into the area. If you have pets at home, make sure they are not licking the plants or the walls where the chemicals were sprayed too. Read more here.

Not only do our homes get infected with these pests, some are even unlucky to get their cars infected. There have been such cases of cars infected with cockroaches and other pests reported in the recent past. You can make use of some of these simple tips to make sure that you keep your house and car clean. Try not to park near sewage, drains, or garbage bins. More often than not, the roaches enter the vehicle via the air conditioning vents.

Though insecticides are a great way to keep the cockroaches away, it is not very health-friendly. It should be used as the last option. The chemicals are flammable and are highly toxic to pets and humans. Dried pandan leaves are a very common way of repelling cockroaches. Unfortunately, they do not actually work. Though they avoid the area, the leaves could also become food for other pests. Take a look at this article by Ng Huiwen on how to avoid pests infestation in your car.

 

How to prevent cockroaches in cars: Pest control experts share tips and debunk myths

Cockroaches are food-lovers. And leaving food residue or crumbs around are enough to attract them to your vehicles, according to pest control firm Rentokil Singapore. If eating in the car is something that cannot be avoided, especially for those with children, then it is important to do a thorough clean-up afterwards. The critters are also attracted to humid environments, so any spills in the car should be wiped away immediately.

Cleaning the car regularly is the best way to stave off cockroaches. Some areas that are often neglected and can trap food particles include carpets, in between car seats and the sides of the door. Besides wiping the surfaces, pest control experts advise motorists to thoroughly vacuum and disinfect their vehicles. In addition, cockroaches tend to hide and breed in cluttered areas, such as the boot of the car.

The most serious case encountered by PestBusters involved cockroach sightings and activities recorded even during the day. “Cockroaches were seen on the seats, at the side of the doors, on the floor mat, and even in the engine area,” a spokesman said, adding that they were “literally everywhere”. The spokesman added that cockroaches mostly hunt for food in the night, and if they are seen during the day, “the infestation level is beyond imagination”. Over the past two years, about five to 10 per cent of inquiries received by the firm were related to cockroaches in cars. Read more here.

We have seen how professional pest control can help us keep our houses clean and some tips to keep our vehicle pest-free too. Let us now take a look at some of the inexpensive way to keep the pests at bay during winter. Since squirrels, rats, and other pests love our cozy home, they do not think twice about leaving the natural surroundings to find themselves a cozy spot in our houses.

They carry diseases and in case of pests like the termites, they can also cause pretty bad damage to the house and furniture. Rodents carry diseases, such as Hantavirus and Salmonella. Try to work on little things that can keep the pests out of your warm house, rather than having to splurge on pest control later on. Try to store all food and other items in sealed containers or plastic boxes, rather than cardboard. Check out the plumbing and divert the water channel leading outside the home. Check out this article on other tips by Mandi Woodruff.

9 Cheap Ways To Keep Your Home Pest-Free This Winter

“Rodents invade an estimated 21 million homes in the United States every winter,” says Missy Henriksen, an NPMA spokesperson. “But with many places already experiencing cold weather conditions, it is important to be proactive and vigilant in preventing these pests from becoming unwelcome houseguests.”

Keep food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly.

Install screens over chimney vents and openings.

Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home.

Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home and five feet off the ground.

Inspect wires, insulation and walls for any signs of gnaw marks.

If you find rodent feces, hear sounds of scurrying in the walls or observe other signs of an infestation, contact a licensed pest professional. Read more here.

In conclusion, pests are not welcome anywhere near us. To keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe, try to follow the tips given by the professional pest control vendors. It is always a good idea to get it done by professionals. Try to also keep your vehicles safe. Follow the rules and do not give them a source of food inside your car. If you want, you can also test out the tips to keep the pests out during the winter.