How to keep pests and insects away this summer?

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How to keep pests and insects away this summer?
March 14, 2022

How to keep pests and insects away this summer?

Summer is known as the peak pest time and being ready to keep them away before they become a problem is the best way to ensure safety avoiding unpleasantness. If your home or commercial property has started to face pests and insects, the best option is to call in a professional pest control service through localchamp to get the problem sorted; however, we have gathered some expert tips for you to keep the pests away and property protected.

1. Good food is attractive.

The best way to keep the insects and bugs away is to remove all their food sources. Insects like house flies, cockroaches, and fruit flies all are attracted to food. Here is a list of food that needs to be kept away to keep the pests away:

  • Fruits
  • Leaves
  • Rotted meat & food
  • Sweets & and sugary foods
  • Liquids & everything we eat

2. Fill those cracks and gaps.

Most of the bugs get in through those unfilled cracks and gaps in the property. The cracks and gaps keep the heat out in winters and cold out in the summers. We are all aware that these gaps turn out to be home for the insects and also their entry point, but we tend to avoid it. However, if you are not aware of the places where cracks appear mostly and insects enter, then we have listed them below:

  • In the sinks
  • Cracked walls
  • Windows
  • Bottom rails of the doors

3. Remove water sources

We all know mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so try to remove or cover as many water sources as you can. You can use products that keep the mosquitoes away like sandalwood incense sticks and natural deterrents. There are several products available in the market to keep the bugs away but they can be harmful to health, and thus it is advised to use natural products that do not cause harm to health. LocalChamp offers yearly pest control services from the professionals in your area at the most affordable prices.

4. Maintain the hygiene

The easiest way you can keep the insects away from your home is to keep the property clean and tidy. It is necessary to run vacuum cleaning at least once a week to ensure all the windows and doors are clean and crack free. It is also essential to get rid of all the leftovers and clean all the waste containers. With so much work in hand it can be difficult to get the proper cleaning done right. You can consider reading our article on 5 cleaning tips for summer in Australia to get the best out of your cleaning time and effort.

5. Check for leaks and use natural repellents

Check your taps and showers for the leaks, if they exist, use silicon on them and seal them carefully. Water and moist areas are an amazing environment for bugs and cockroaches to survive and grow. Thus it is necessary for the leaks to be fixed. It is so difficult to maintain cleaning and other maintenance of the property while working and handling other stuff and thus localchamp is offering best pest control services at the most affordable prices. Natural repellents can also help to keep the pest away and these plants will also add to the beauty of your home. You can plant:

  • Lavender
  • Marigold
  • Rosemary
  • Other carnivorous plants

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