Living in a condominium is certainly fun and all, considering that you get to enjoy privacy without intrusion. However, like most HDB homes in Singapore, condominiums are also susceptible to pest infestation, even if you live on the top floor of a building.
As a testament to their adaptability and reliance on human activity, there are several types of pests that can be found pestering residents living in condominiums, and you should take note of it.
To help you keep up and stay vigilant while residing in a condominium, here are the top five pests that you can expect to find in the vicinity:
Cockroaches are, without a doubt, a formidable foe for many as they have been around for a very long time. They are also known for their ability to adapt and survive without food for one month, but can only survive within one to two weeks without water. Even if you set a cockroach trap somewhere in your condo unit, they can still avoid it as they can detect minute changes in the atmosphere.
They are also known as pests for a few reasons – an appearance that tends to alarm people about the cleanliness of your condo or business premises and their ability to carry disease-causing microorganisms on their bodies that can potentially be severe for humans.
While cockroaches have never been linked to the direct transmission of any disease, they can trigger allergies or bring about illnesses such as food poisoning, dysentery, tapeworms, and roundworms by leaving behind their droppings, and skin shedding.
Total extermination of their presence from your condo is likely impossible if all you do is set up traps and spray them with pesticides. These may be effective for the short term, but if you continue to experience cockroach infestation, you may need professional help immediately.
Termites are not known as silent destroyers for no reason. They typically cause costly damages to properties, including condominiums, as they live in colonies of up to several thousands and can feed 24/7 on anything made of cellulose, including your plants.
Having been around for more than 250 million years, termites can be divided into two groups – drywood and subterranean, making proper identification and treatment necessary. Also, a termite queen can lay one egg every three seconds, averaging about 30,000 eggs per day.
While termites are rarely linked to the direct transmission of any disease, they can trigger allergies on some individuals, such as: asthma, eye infection or skin allergy.
If you’re thinking of exterminating termites from your condo property with DIY methods, you’re better off hiring a professional termite exterminator as they can develop a customised plan to effectively exterminate this house pest from your place.
Mosquitoes have been statistically proven to be the deadliest creature in the world. It is also one of the most common household pests that can be found in high-rise homes like your condominium. Once a single case of dengue fever is detected, it can spread rapidly via the bite of an infected mosquito.
If potential Aedes mosquito breeding sites are left unchecked, it can contribute to an increase of their population which raises the risk of a person getting dengue fever. Besides, there’s no escaping from mosquitoes because they can appear anywhere, anytime, regardless of what you do or wear.
You can rely on store-bought pesticides but that wouldn’t be enough to exterminate all of the mosquitoes from your neighbourhood. Instead of exterminating mosquitoes by yourself, why not let the professionals do what they do best – eliminate these blood-sucking pests from your home?
Flies are like mosquitoes except that they don’t feed on human blood. Although they play an important ecological role in nature as pollinators and providing food sources to other animals, a fly infestation can be harmful to us in several ways.
This includes transmitting different diseases to people such as Salmonella, typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, eye infections, food poisoning and diarrhoea. It can also result in financial losses for F&B businesses as they contaminate food products and give the impression that the premises are unsanitary. In addition, some fly species will bite you, especially sand flies, which will result in itchy bumps.
Instead of exterminating the flies by yourself, why not let the professionals do what they do best – eliminate these flying pests from your home using a customised plan?
While not as prevalent as the pests above, rodents are known to find their way into homes, including your condominium unit. This may be due to poor pest control, especially during the construction of the building.
When the entrances to the sewage and other access points aren’t sealed properly, rodents can easily squeeze their way in and multiply at a rapid rate. Even if you live on the highest floor, rodents can always find their way into your home because they are good climbers.
Like flies, rodents are attracted to food sources, which can be a nuisance at times as they will gnaw their way through certain materials to get to the source. On top of that, their droppings can be harmful to humans.
Rather than exterminating rodents by yourself, you should engage a professional pest control to effectively deal with a rat infestation.
At PestBusters, we offer a range of pest control services to reduce the chances of pest infestation at your home. Our pest control plan begins with preliminary inspections of the affected area to identify pest species and exploit their weaknesses, in addition to establishing food sources used to sustain the infestation.
After gaining sufficient information on the infestation, we formulate a strategy and strike with full force to disorientate the pests and ensure they’re unable to regroup. We will follow up with inspections to ensure the remaining infestations are eliminated.
So, don’t wait too long to contact us as you may prolong the chance of pest infestation in and around your house. Contact us at (+65) 6288 2828 or 24-hour response (+65) 9180 9990 or enquire online today for the total pest control services!