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How to prevent pests in your property… Part 1

By Rikki Cook

Pests are the side of home living that nobody likes to talk about. As much as we ignore it, pest infestation an issue that people often don’t see coming, and whether major or minor is a problem that most properties experience at some stage. That being said, a number of pest problems are preventable with a little extra care and cleaning – here are our tips to mitigate the risk.

What are common household pests?

  • Cockroaches
    If there’s anything that cockroaches love, it’s dirty dishes. Cockroaches breed incredibly quickly, spreading bacteria everywhere they go. The last thing you want is for cockroaches to work their way into your kitchen – they’ll contaminate your food and cooking utensils.
  • Fleas
    Fleas aren’t only an issue for your pets. These tiny creatures burrow their way into carpets, rugs and couches, and can quickly become an infestation if not treated quickly.
  • Wasps
    While we all should be team bee, and encourage productive pollinators into our gardens, it’s important not to confuse them with their aggressive look-alikes, wasps. Not only do wasps eat bees, but they have a nasty sting.
  • Rodents
    Small and scrappy, mice and rats can chew through walls and into your home. Rodents are known carriers of disease and can be a risk to your family.

Look out for next weeks post for Part 2 of How to prevent pests in your property

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