Pests: Why They Love Your Home

April 04, 2014

Isn't it annoying to have to deal with pests all the time? And it just seems that just when you thought you've lost tihem, suddenly they are back! Well, here is why pests just love to cozy up your space.

Free Food

Vermins, such as mice and rats, are gluttons. They will eat anything they set their beady eyes on. Furthermore, they can be quite clever. There are different rodent species that may be lurking around or inside your house, but most of them are omnivorous and will grains to meat. They are also agile enough to get to any interesting food even if it's a high wire act as they will always need to eat 10% of their body weight – everyday.

So make sure you store your food in sealed containers,a nd keep your trash and other food waste sealed inside the bin. Rodents have keen senses of smell and will find their way to it. Cleanliness will always be a good defense, and not only against rodents but also from Cockroaches, Flies and other insect pests that are automatically drawn any rotting organic matter.

Water Park

When there is a source for water, there are pests. Not just to drink, but any presence of moisture detected by their whiskers or antennae is a sign that there must be some source of nutrition. One of the most common sources of moisture are leaky faucets or busted pipes. So whenever there is some unattended leak in your house, make sure to fix it, or you don't only attract Rats, but also Cockroaches, Flies, Mosquitoes and the voracious Termites.

Free Admission

Hiding places or harbourage is another reason why Rodents would love to stay. So if you fail to cover gaps or holes in your house, however tiny, Rodents can gnaw their way in. Rats, in particular, like to remain under cover, so usually you only know you have company when you hear them moving about in your ceiling or elsewhere at nighttime. So make sure, any potential entry point is sealed. Holes may be sealed with concrete or metal sheets while vents and drains can be lined with sturdy wire mesh to keep them out.

Clutter Everywhere

Cockroaches can survive threefor months without eating. While waiting, they will be looking for damp, dark, wet places to hide. Also, cockroaches take up occupancy in items such as boxes, shelves, and books to protect themselves from dangers such as humans. So if you have a lot of clutteryou are basically turning your home into a pest hotel.Surely you would not want to attend to such filthy guests. And you would not want them contaminating your food and ruining your cherished possessions, so as a first step, opt to always keep your home clean, fix those that are needed to be fixed and cover up the holes.

Adaptability

So you've cleaned and all, and sealed off every gap you can find? Good. But pests, as they are — can be real pesky – because they can adapt and adjust to certain conditions in your home. This is when you may already need some professional help. Don't go crazy on those insecticide aerosols and baits as you might be making things worse getting them resistant to all sorts of chemicals. Professional pest management companies like PIXA Co. are trained to address such conditions no matter how simple or how complex. So don't fret, help is available, and do call before you are swamped.