There must be reasons why pests come in droves to your home. Why so? Just like a human, pests requires 3 basic needs to survive, this includes food, water and shelter. Unfortunately, all those three basic needs are very easy to find in your home.
But then the question is did you provide all of these basic needs for them in your home? Let’s find out once again!
Not often some trivial things you do or even ignore at home are the main reasons why there are many pests coming to your home. Check out the list of common bad habits that actually can attract pests into your home below!
Leaving dirty dishes piled on the kitchen sink overnight
For the night-kitchen lovers, beware of this bad habit! Leaving dirty dishes piled on the kitchen sink is certainly not a good habit. So, you should stop that habit right now.
Household pests such as cockroaches and ants are very much like to enjoy the leftovers such as oil, fat and sugar which remain attached on the cooking and eating utensils that you ignored in the sink basin overnight.
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- Immediately wash all the used cooking and eating utensils.
- Place the dried and/or clean cooking and eating utensils to the infiltrated place such as kitchen cabinets or cupboard – to limit the access of cockroaches might be able to crawling on it.
Letting your trash bin full and not well covered
Not only as the root cause of the presence of unpleasant odor, letting your trash bin full and not covered also invite a few household pests to come right away.
Flies like to perch in dirty, foul-smelling places like trash bin. Not only bothering you, its presence at home will also threatening yours and your family’s health. They feet will carry a number of bacteria and pathogens that they gain from the trash bin, and then fly to contaminate your ready to eat food.
Besides finding fly infestation, cockroach problem will be other issue that will arise from your bad habits. Cockroaches eat whatever they find with no exception such as the rotten food scraps found in your overflowing trash bin.
- Do not let your trash bin overflow to allows you to close the bin tightly.
- Dump all of your garbage from inside the house to the trash bin outside the house in a routine manner.
Hanging your dirty clothes on the bedroom door for days
At a glance it seems nothing wrong with this bad habit. Though this habit can invite mosquitoes to settle in to your bedroom!
Do you know if mosquitoes are actually like to rest in your dirty clothes that hang on your bedroom door? This is because mosquitoes like the smell of human sweat from the dirty clothes you hang.
- Avoid the habit of hanging dirty clothes or wet towels because this will invite more mosquitoes to languishing at your bedroom.
- Mosquitoes are also likes to rest in a pile of clean clothes on the laundry basket. Immediately put the clean clothes in the closet without having to postpone it for several days.
Stacking up unused goods at home
Not only piling up dust that will harm yours and your family health, stacking up used items like old newspapers or magazines only will adds a new problem: it provides a good hiding place for pests like cockroach.
Cockroaches are like to hide among the unused goods you used to stack. The sidelines between these junk produce their own moisture which makes a very convenient place for cockroaches to hide and breeding.
- Throw away secondhand goods that are no longer used in your home immediately.
- If you still want to keep those secondhand items at home – for the sake of keeping your memorabilia, keep them in tightly sealed containers or boxes to limit and prevent cockroaches from hiding inside.
For your peace of mind and to be completely safe, contact an expert at Rentokil to effectively and safely control any pest problems you might have in your home today.
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