Home Owners Guide
A Pest Deterrent Guide for Homeowners
Home Pest Control
Why do you need routine pest control treatment for your home?
It is common knowledge that Southeast Asians are highly tolerable to pests such as cockroaches, ants and other creepy crawlies. In fact, some are farmed to be eaten. But did you know those freely roaming at your home may not be safe? For example:
Most homeowners attempt to treat a pest problem on their own and usually ended up treating the infestation visible at the moment, and not the root cause of the pest problem. Beneath the walls and deep in the crevices, lies the nesting ground for these pests that cannot be reached by home solutions. Besides that, unlicensed use of pesticides are also known to be hazardous to your health and the environment.
Your home is your sacred sanctuary; where you stow away all your worries and feel most at ease. This can all be taken away with the existence of pests. A pest infestation at your home that is left to grow is not only costlier and more difficult to alleviate but it will post a serious health and safety threats to your home and family. It is best to engage a professional and trustable pest control service provider to solve it.
At Rentokil Pest Control Indonesia, we have the tools and experience to properly identify your pest problem and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. Besides that, we also have a team of experts that are specialised in pest biological studies and are certified to provide effective recommendations and solution.
Call our toll free line at 0 800 1 333 777 or drop us an enquiry for a complete peace of mind today!
Nobody like the presence of pests at home! However, many people assume by staying indoor means you are completely safe from the threat of common pest. But did you know typical household pests’ are capable of sneaking into the smallest crevices part in your home without being seen by you? Have you ever wondered how mosquitoes and rats can get into your home?
Certainly your family member must have an awful experience with the presence of mosquitoes buzzing around the home. Although they look harmless, but don’t ever underestimate its bites! Mosquitoes are small insects that have been known as the world’s deadliest pest. Dengue fever, malaria or even worst; zika virus are considered as the serious and deadly disease caused by mosquito bites.
Its small shapes between 3 - 14 mm allow mosquito to easily slip in the smallest crevices to enter your home during day or night. When it is very common to find mosquito in puddle and still water, they are also attracted to veiling in many humid dark places inside your home like behind the window curtain, underneath your bed or among your clothes stack.
Most households in Indonesia still believe in using the old-fashioned way of spraying DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) chemical to minimise the mosquitoes’ population at home. This method will only increase their resistance and immunity from the insecticide. There are mosquito control solutions that are effective and environmentally friendly to get rid of mosquitoes at home by using the larviciding treatment and mosquito trap.
In addition, rats are very agile pests in finding a shortcut to enter your home through gaps in windows or ceiling. Their morphological are disgusting and troublesome! When rats are wandering inside your home, it doesn’t always mean your home is dirty. You should be aware that rats will make the most of any opportunity to enter your home in search of cozy spots for shelter and food.
Rats only need a narrow gap as small as 1 cm to enter your home through every cracks and holes found in walls, floors and foundations. Interestingly managing rats at home is very challenging, since they are a good climber, jumper and swimmer. An effective treatment to control rat infestation can be done with the use of rat bait station which installed around your home to limit their access to get inside. Yet, to gain the finest results of rat problem treatment, homeowners should ensure in keeping the home clean both indoor and outdoor. An early prevention through examination and closing every hole and cracks that was found around your home is some steps to consider in getting rid of rats.
Household pests could be everywhere and anywhere, inside or outside to your home! Never take for granted any pest infestation inside your home. Get the experts to do a thorough check of your home and give your family a sense of secure at home. Call 0 800 1 333 777 or reach us online for further information!
Termites. Cockroaches. Bedbugs. Join the club if you afraid of this triumvirate of house pest. A more unwelcome set of house guests you’d be hard pressed to find. Masters of sneaking in uninvited, running riot, and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake, we’ve got serious problem from their activity. It is important to share house protection from these “pestketeers” infestation
Pestketeer 1: Termites
Information – the ultimate invader, these guys are miniscule but mighty. One termite colony alone can number 350,000 troops. And if you’ve spotted one termite, the entire army won’t be far behind. They love wood, they’ll eat their way through door frames, windows, floors, beams, and anything else that keeps your house standing. Beware!
Special powers – termites possess exceptional hiding powers; they travel using mud tunnel that they build from soil, wood particles and other materials, making it hard to spot them until a full blown infestation is underway. They are also professional eaters and chew down on wood 24 hours a day; they are capable of munching through 31 grams of wood in a single day.
Plan of attack – termites need water, deprive them of water and they won’t stay for long. Keep structures dry and seal all cracks and crevices around your home. Call for help from the experts if you struggling with it!
Pestketeer two: Bedbugs
Information– bedbugs love to hide in fabrics and upholstery, and curtains, sofas, mattresses and carpets are their preferred hiding places. The bad news is this makes your cozy bedroom an ideal spot for them.
Special powers – contortionists, bedbugs can flatten themselves and fit into even the tiniest spaces.
Plan of attack – keep luggage out of the bedroom when you return from travelling and be diligent when it comes to housekeeping. If you see any dark spots on your mattress or surrounding walls, get the experts in.
Pestketeer three: Cockroaches
Information – Cockroaches walked the earth at the same time as the dinosaurs. The cockroach is estimated to be at least 200 million years old. And since there are roach fossils dating back as far as 350 million years, they actually pre-date some dinosaurs. They can survive till now; cockroaches are the undisputed king of Pest! Emerging only at night, they spend the rest of the day hiding and waiting to pounce once the lights go out.
Special powers – they can reproduce at very fast from nymph to fully-fledged armoured beast in a mere six weeks. They can also survive without food for months.
Plan of attack – though cockroaches don’t need food, they do need water. Get rid of any food waste regularly, wipe spills, and repair water leaks. Keeping your home in ship-shape will also reduce their much loved hiding places.
Struggling to win the battle alone? Contact Rentokil to help with exterminating those critters!