Tips When Choosing a Pest Control Service For Your HDB Home
If you are living in an HDB flat, you would know that your house might inevitably face pests such as mosquitoes, cockroaches and bed bugs at times. In a high-rise, multi-family residential building such as an HDB flat, the ideal conditions for these insects to thrive can often be found, even though your home is not dirty. Not to worry – in Singapore, pest control services are always readily available. On your own, there are also many ways to keep these pests from entering your home.
Firstly, keep your home as clean as possible. It is good to clear your trash as frequent as possible and not leave any leftover food out in the open for cockroaches to find. It is a simple everyday action that can prevent your home from turning into a breeding space for pests.
While having a dirty house obviously increases the chances of attracting these pests, a clean but dark house can draw them to you as well. Cockroaches, for example, are nocturnal creatures. A dimly lit home makes your place a more enticing environment for them to scavenge for food. This is why you should always make sure that your house is well lit to keep pests such as roaches away. To take it a step further, try and keep your space clutter-free to minimise dark areas for them to hide.
Additionally, take note of areas that might leave stagnant water behind and drain it away. In Singapore, mosquitoes are often waiting to make use of these places with standing water to breed. If you are experiencing mosquitoes in and around your home, you will likely notice a significant decrease in their numbers when you eliminate any possible breeding spots.
Furthermore, seal up any cracks that you notice. Although relatively uncommon in high rise apartments, termites can enter to infest any wood furnishings in your home. Cockroaches can also use these areas to lay their eggs in. These crevices within your walls or furniture will serve an important purpose for them if left alone.
However, what if it is too late and you are running out of ways to keep them away? You can always look into employing pest control services but if you have absolutely no clue how to begin looking for a service provider, take a look at some of these tips below.
- Check for online reputation. You can refer to a company’s Google and Facebook page reviews so that you can know beforehand what to expect from them. When you do this before contacting them, it helps to guarantee the quality of work and the experience you will get from these services as well. If more customers show a high level of satisfaction based on these reviews, that would be a sign that your house will be in good hands.
- Compare services and costs. Try to find a company that is professionally experienced and equipped with the right know-how in treating residential outbreaks. When it comes to pests, what is seen with the naked eye is too often only the tip of the iceberg. If you spot a cockroach somewhere in your home, there are on average more than 30 others nearby. Ensure that your chosen company can deal with the problem at its source.
- Ask if there is warranty provided. This is recommended because just in case your home is at risk of an infestation again, the pest control company may offer to eradicate the pests from your home for free. Pest control is not often resolved within a one-time treatment. Often, reputable companies have follow-up plans and their warranties ensure that your pest issue can be thoroughly eliminated within that time frame.