With the recent rainy weather conditions in Singapore, it is no surprise if you choose to stay home to keep yourself warm over the weekend. However, you may not be the only one who is trying to stay warm because pests may be doing the same thing too.
Regardless of how you try to avoid mosquitoes from appearing in your apartment or keeping watch for any new pest activities around your residential area, pest control is needed and necessary to prevent any pest infestation.
That said, before you seek professional help on pest control for your residence, it is crucially important to know how pests can infiltrate your residence in the first place. Once you find out how pests can get into your property, you will be able to come up with a proper extermination plan to keep them out.
Right now, we are going to share with you some of the pathways that pests may try to infiltrate your residence and get valuable advice on how to keep pests away from your home.
Pests infiltration pathways
From neighbouring properties
Pest infestations can spread to another building if the neighbouring properties have been infested. If the apartment nearby is facing regular pest problems such as insect infestation, it will not be long that you may encounter the same problem too.
However, you should always be cautious and take the necessary steps to prevent any pest from infiltrating your apartment. This is also why it is critical for building owners to monitor their properties and keep a close watch of any pest problems in the vicinity.
Through ductwork and pipes
The plumbing system may be the key to keeping your tenants satisfied about the building’s maintenance, but all the moisture can also attract pests looking for a place to settle and start a nest. Pests, such as ants and cockroaches may crawl up on the ductwork to seek refuge where they deem appropriate.
This is why it is crucial to seek professional pest control services to regularly inspect your ductwork and pipes for any gaps, openings, or potential entry points for pests to infiltrate your residence.
Through the garbage
There are instances where tenants are either too busy to clean up after themselves or do not throw away the trash regularly. Unfortunately, household trash may become the most desirable spot for pests to settle and create a nest because it is usually full of food scraps and standing water.
This is why it is important to keep the trash area clean and clear regularly. That way, you and your pest control services can respond to any issues before pests start to infiltrate your building.
Now that you have learnt about the possible pathways used by pests to infiltrate your home, please note that poor housekeeping habits can attract them into your home too. Some of them include:
Leaving food exposed for days – This is a clear and direct invitation for pests to infiltrate your residence although it is never your intention. Like any living being on earth, pests thrive when there is food, water and shelter.
Clutters – This is common among Singaporean households as we try to be environmentally-friendly by keeping all the plastic bags and containers elsewhere, only to reuse them when we need to. It is also a cause for pest infestation as they thrive on moisture and warmth.
Neglecting home maintenance – Much like a regular cleaning session, your apartment needs regular maintenance to ensure that it is liveable and free of pest infestation.
That said, among the common pests that can infiltrate your home are ants, termites, cockroaches, rodents, mosquitoes, bed bugs, etc.
How to prevent pest infestation in your residence?
Depending on how attentive you are to your home’s condition and its surroundings, you can prevent pests from infiltrating your residence with several ways which include improving your housekeeping habits.
Other than that, you can seek professional pest control services to inspect your house before moving in. That way, you can minimise your family’s health risk while allowing the pest control professionals to do quality inspections on your new home.
If you notice any pest infestation in your building, it’s best to seek professional pest control services like PestBusters to help exterminate them wholly from your residence. Our Integrated Pest Management plan begins with preliminary inspections of the affected area to identify pest species, exploit their weaknesses, and establish food sources to sustain the infestation.
After gaining sufficient information, we will formulate a strategy to eradicate the problems effectively. In addition, we will follow up with inspections to ensure all remaining infestations are eliminated thoroughly.
Do not wait too long to contact us as you may prolong the chances of pest infestation in and around your building. Contact us at (+65) 6288 2828 or 24-hour response (+65) 9180 9990. Wait no more! Enquire online today for total pest control services!