How To Prevent Pest Invasions This Summer In Sydney

Jim's Termite & Pest Control SydneySummer is the perfect season to start spending more time outdoors. With Christmas approaching soon, everybody will be undoubtedly busy decorating their properties inside and out in time for the holidays.

But aside from the colourful and festive decorations your home will soon be engulfed in, you might find some other unwanted things swarming your property this summer. They come in the form of pests.

Sydney’s Most Common Summer Pests

During summer, certain types of pests are more prone to flying and crawling around inside and outside properties in Sydney. The most common ones are:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Pantry moths
  • Ants
  • Cockroaches
  • Bedbugs
  • Ticks and fleas
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Keeping Your Home Pest-Free

To prevent pest invasions this summer in Sydney, follow these tips below:

  • Block possible entryways of pests to your home. Regularly inspect different parts of your home and be on the lookout for cracks, crevices and gaps. If you find any, repair or seal off these openings immediately.
  • Make sure your attic is well-maintained and properly sealed.
  • Sweep or vacuum your floor every day. Don’t leave any piece of food or crumbs on the floors and tables to avoid attracting ants and other pests.
  • Regularly throw the content of your rubbish bins inside and outside your home.
  • Inspect all food products you bought from the store. Make sure the packages are sealed properly, undamaged, and that they do not contain larvae that can grow into pantry moths.
  • Store all food items properly.
  • Always keep your lawn clean. Remove any rubbish or debris including fallen leaves, twigs and branches, dead or decaying plants, and dead tree stumps. Pests are attracted to and will turn dead or decaying plants and plant parts into their homes.
  • Grow pest-repelling plants in your lawn. These include:
  • Pennyroyal (repels ants)
  • Pelargonium citrosum Valenii (deters mosquitoes)
  • Tansy (repels flies)
  • If you keep a stack of firewood, place them as far away from your house as possible.
  • To avoid a mosquito infestation, get rid of standing puddles, containers and any item that holds stagnant water on your property. These areas are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
  • If you just came from a trip overseas or a different city, place all your luggage and bags in the bathtub before unpacking. This will allow you to see any critters coming from your belongings. Launder all your used clothes thoroughly as well to get rid of small pests that may be lurking in them.

Finally, get help from pest control experts who will regularly spray for bugs and inspect your home for the presence of other critters that can turn this year’s summer into a nightmare.

For all of your Pest Control needs, Call Jim’s Termite & Pest Control Sydney on 131 546 or simply Request A Free Quote now!

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