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It is not uncommon to spot an ant crawling across a kitchen counter, swat a spider out from a basement or squish a silverfish in a bathroom. Have you ever noticed that these pests seem to have a favourite hang-out? The same way that you have a favourite room of the house, so do bugs.
As much as property owners might wish there were, there is no “one pest per household” rule. Chances are, if you are noticing one type of insect creeping around corners, there are others hunkering down behind the scenes. The best way to treat an infestation is with professional pest control treatments but there are ways to mitigate
Kitchens: These spaces are a hot spot for insect activity. With access to food sources and plenty of places to hide out, what better place to camp out than a kitchen? Ants are a prime culprit for kitchen activity but they aren’t the only ones. Rotting fruit attracts flies, particularly stubborn ones like fruit flies while dry goods attract Indian meal moths as well.
What to Do: Kitchens are known for spills. Whether cooking, pouring or just storing, there is always something sticky nearby. Clearing countertops and scrubbing any stains or residue can help to remove attractants. Emptying out pantries and cupboards of expired products and baking products reduces appeal for beetles, ants and moths. From here, pulling out appliances if possible, sweeping and scrubbing up and spillage that might be found there.
Bathrooms: Next to kitchens, bathrooms are most likely to be a haven for pests. The reason for this? Moisture! Stubborn pests like silverfish and cockroaches are attracted to damp spaces, even living around drains. It is not uncommon to have a leak or damp spot somewhere behind the scenes in your bathroom.
What to Do: When dealing with moisture-reliant pests, the best thing that you can do is to limit moisture. Spreading out shower liners after every use limits water collection. If ventilation is poor in your bathroom, investing in a dehumidifier can be a huge help to your space.
Basements: It is easy enough for a rodent or spider to find a place to camp out in a cluttered basement. From dark corners and crawlspaces, there is always a place to hide out.
What to Do: Ditch clutter wherever you can. Cardboard boxes can be a meal for silverfish, so limit their use wherever possible. Seal any cracks or potential entry points that can admit pests from coming inside.
The best way to ditch insects is to call in a professional to get the job done right. Our Toodaloo technicians are well-versed in the habit of pests and rodents and understand the best way to get rid of them without any unnecessary damage. For timely service and great results, call today.