Pesky ants keep coming back to your kitchen cabinet after trying home remedies and off the counter repellents. Your high-storey HDB unit getting frequented by cockroaches, and lizards every other day. These are common issues faced in many Singapore households. At times, DIY or home remedies may help to eliminate these pests, but if an infestation occurs, its best to call the professionals.
Common Pests and why they Thrive in Singapore Households
Hot and humid countries like Singapore are breeding grounds for pests. Pests commonly found in Singapore homes, such as ants, cockroaches, bedbugs, mosquitoes and rats, thrive in humid climates. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Hence, it is important to pre-treat your home rather that seeing these unwanted guests.
Besides the weather and climate, there are other reasons that attracts pests. Unwashed dishes spilled food, garbage and clutter are some reasons for pest infestation.
Simple measures like cleaning up dishes, wiping/sweeping food spills, timely disposal of garbage and avoiding clutter around the house can help keep pests at bay. Closing up cracks and holes in and outside the house also inhibits potential pest breeding grounds. Be wary as pests may also bring infectious diseases with them, which could cause potential harm to the residents of the house!
When to hire a Home Pest Control Service
Spotting an occasional flea or some ants is no reason to call a professional pest control service to come to your home. However, if you have an infestation of ants or other pests like bed bugs it may be necessary to sign up for pest control package.
At the outset, pest control actions may seem easy and inexpensive to DIY, but your job might require a pro. Most homes have unwanted creepy crawlies deep inside the cracks and gaps. If not removed, these pests can leave behind toxic messes and contribute to allergies and can even potentially damage the structure of your home. Many of these can also be potentially harmful to your family and cause diseases.
Termites, bedbugs or other pests that are a threat to your family, makes it necessary to call a Pest Exterminator as these may reproduce and infest your home.
Typical Steps undertaken by Pest Control Companies
These are some of the things you should expect from a professional pest control service.
- Inspection of the home.
An inspection of your home will be carried out to look for cracks and other possible points of entry and grounds of infestation.
- Treatment plan
After identifying the above infestation, treatment method, type of product to be used and frequency of treatment to be carried out will be discussed in a detailed manner.
- Carrying out treatment
Treatment will be carried out according to the type of pest infestation and as discussed during the treatment plan, in a timely and safe manner.
All necessary precautions to prevent a re-infestation will be advised.
What can Homeowners do to prevent Pests
Some general tips you can take to prevent pests from entering your home:
- Seal cracks and holes in your walls and outside of your home including entry points for utilities and pipes.
- Keep tree branches and shrubbery well-trimmed and away from your house.
- Wash dishes immediately.
- Clean your house regularly so that food crumbs will be thrown away.
- Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.
Call the Professionals
When the pest situation at home gets too much to handle, call professionals that can match your needs. Don’t let your family’s health be at stake.
A1 Facility Services is an NEA approved company that not only provides pest control services but also cleaning services after the pest control treatment. With trained cleaning professionals, you can rest assure that your home is in safe hands.