Pest prevention for your property

Pests are not only an eyesore but they can also spread disease in your home. If you have encountered a pest problem in either your home or office, we advise that you hire a professional pest control service in Dubai.

However, if you need to prevent a possible pest invasion yourself, look at these 9 simple tips:

1. Routine Cleaning Is Key

Clean your home regularly to avoid a pest problem from developing. The slightest slip-ups such as leaving food residue on kitchen surfaces or a dirty bathroom sink can cause bacterial and critter growth. Additionally, invest in easy-to-use mops, dusters, and other tools to make regular cleaning hassle-free.

2.Keep The Spaces Ventilated

A dry atmosphere is hygienic, whereas a damp atmosphere is a breeding ground for all microbes that invite a pest invasion. Keep your windows open as much as possible with proper mesh netting to keep out any flies, of course. Also, dry any wet surfaces as soon as possible to avoid growth of pests.

3. Seal The Cracks

A continuous flow of air is excellent for your home's hygiene—as long as you control where your home is open to the outside world. Cracks and gaps in your windows and doors are often the gateways for pests to make their way into your home. If you have a consistent pest problem, check for any crevices, and seal all of them to keep pests out of your property.

4. Inspect Your Drains

Cracks aren't the only way pests wriggle their way into your home; your drains, especially bathroom drains, may be the source of various insects and bugs. While you can use natural or store bought drain cleaners for pest prevention, these may not be effective for a large-scale invasion. Alternatively, a good plumbing service is your answer to getting your drains insect free.

5. Disinfect Your Purchases

Sometimes the culprit behind a pest invasion is something you brought in which had insects or insect eggs. We're talking groceries, clothes, and even the takeout bag you just received. Always check anything you buy and thoroughly inspect it at home before you stash it away. Also, disinfecting non-edibles is always an optimal method for to control pests from entering. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to be cautious of everything we touch.

6. Minimize Indoor Plants

Indoor plants that thrive in high humidity—and therefore require a lot of hydration—attract bugs. Ferns are good examples of indoor plants that invite insects. While some insects are great for plant health, they aren't the most pleasing or hygienic sight. Consequently, keep a limited number of plants for pest prevention for your property, and consider greenery that is pest-resistant.

7. Throw Garbage Properly

Do you have fruit flies in your home that appear in just one day? The reason may be that:

  • You have spoiled fruit and veggies in your home.
  • The peels you threw away were not correctly disposed of.

When throwing fruit and vegetable skin and peel, rinse first. Also, packing up your biodegradable waste in a paper bag is a superb way to avoid attracting pests in your home. If you have your own or municipality-provided compost bin, ensure the lid is tightly shut.

8. Invest In A Quality Vacuum Cleaner

A good vacuum cleaner does more than suck up the dust in your carpeting and upholstery; it’s also a means of small pest prevention. If you have a lot of carpeting in your home, invest in a HEPA vacuum cleaner. Clean the dust canisters or dispose of the dust bag on a regular basis. If you don't have a vacuum cleaner and suspect a bug infestation in your carpets or upholstery, call a carpet restoration expert to do the job.

9. Dispose Of Unused Cardboard

When it comes to pest prevention, cardboard boxes are a hindrance. Cardboard is naturally susceptible to moisture. Therefore it attracts pests to create a home and makes a suitable surface for laying eggs. Cockroaches, mites, and spiders are known to love cardboard (read How to Get Rid of Cockroaches to learn more). We suggest you use plastic and acrylic boxes for your storage needs.

Schedule A Pest Control Service

A professional pest control company can eliminate any pests in your home, as well as check and upgrade it to prevent pests. If you are looking for trained pest control professionals in Dubai, Pro-Shield offers premium services to help you keep your property pest-free. Give us a call today!

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