If you’re anything like us, sitting down to Christmas lunch in the holidays is hard to beat. With a delicious roast ham, plenty of refreshments and good company, Christmas is the highlight of the holidays! But what about those uninvited guests? Ants, cockroaches, flies and vermin love the holiday season almost as much as we do. So you have to act proactively and that means pest proofing your home for the holidays. And we have some great tips to help you do it.
Pest proofing your home with fly screens is very effective
Let’s start with the basics: flyscreens. Flyscreen are an especially good addition to your home these holidays. As the temperature rises and the flies come looking for a feed, closing your doors isn’t always an option. A lot of the time it’s just too hot. But with flyscreens, you get the best of both worlds. You can enjoy those pleasant summer breezes, without letting every fly in the neighbourhood share your food. It’s a great way to save money on your electricity bill too – without the need for air conditioning you can really cut back on energy consumption. What’s not to love?
Pest proofing your home against termites is imperative and there are a few ways to do it
Sure flies are annoying, but they have nothing on termites. Termites are more than just annoying – they’re a menace. And they can cause a lot of expensive damage to your home. So pest proofing your home should always include protecting against termites. There are a few ways you can do this too – but some are more effective than others. The best approach is always termite barriers. Termite barriers work exactly as their name suggests: they block termites from the timber parts of your home. They’re normally made from a metal mesh, which termites cannot get through.
Starting in the yard – that’s where most pests come from!
When you think about pest proofing your home, what comes to mind? For a lot of people, it’s your home’s interior. After all, that is what you’re trying to protect from pests. But pest proofing your home involves more than just the interior. You also have to think about where the pests have come from. And most of the time, they have come from your yard. So that’s where you should start! Clearing away piles of green waste and ensuring that no trees touch your home is a good start. Green waste harbours insects and rodents, while tree branches that touch your home are basically land bridges for pests. By getting rid of them, you can cut the pests off and leave them stranded outdoors where they belong.
Always take out the trash: rubbish attracts bugs and vermin
Has your bin smelled a bit funky the past few days? That’s normally a good sign that you need to take out the trash. Getting garbage out of your home will give pests one less food source. And the bin is normally their go-to! So taking out your rubbish more frequently will minimise the presence of pests by minimising their food supply – that’s what makes it a great method of pest proofing your home.
Looking for a way to get rid of your old coffee grounds? Pest proofing your home with coffee works!
Flower beds are a great addition to any garden, and they look great lining the sides of your home. But they also harbour ants. Don’t worry though; there is an organic and chemical free way to address this. And it might surprise you. Coffee grounds are a double-edged sword when it comes to pest proofing your home. They repel ants and insects while fertilising your garden. That’s all the more reason to enjoy your morning coffee at home!
For more tips on pest proofing your home, contact the experts at Evict-A-Bug today on 0432 674 568.