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Spring pest control tips for Gold Coast and Brisbane Residents

Posted by James Potter on 27 September 2014
Spring pest control tips for Gold Coast and Brisbane Residents

We are out of winter now, and starting to look forward to the part of the year where we can spend time enjoying our outdoor lifestyles in and around the Gold Coast and Brisbane, but before you do, there are still lots of things that need to be looked after before we can finally put our feet up and relax. That includes thinking about pest control.

Spring is a time when insects such as spiders, ants, cockroaches, and fleas emerge and begin foraging for food and nesting areas. A time when they have their young and become quite active. An annual pest control program is the first step in keeping pests out. Choose a local pest control company who knows the area and the types of problems that are specific to your area.

Before an infestation catches you off guard, here’s a few more things you can do to keep unwanted pests such as Ants, Rats, Spiders and many other nasties outdoors where they belong.

Seal up Entry Points

Check your home for cracks and openings around the exterior. Remember to look up, pests don’t always enter at ground level.

Ensure Good Drainage

Keeping moisture away is a good idea for a lot of reasons, but for the purpose of pest control, it’s especially important. Moisture issues can contribute to Ant infestations and many other pest related issues. You want to try and eliminate the conditions that attract and sustain pests. Eliminate standing water around the property.

Mosquitoes can not only disrupt your Sunday Barbecuing, but they carry diseases as well.

Trim Branches and Shrubbery

Trim Branches and shrubbery away from the exterior of the structure. Ants and other pests can get access this way. The branches can also do damage in some cases. Don’t store firewood or other materials against your home.

Put Food In Sealed Containers

Keep your food in sealed containers. Don’t leave any food that may attract or feed the pests. Especially if your not at your house all the time. Pet food, Pantry items, cereals and other dry foods are inviting to Ants, Mice, Cockroaches and other pests.

Talk to a Pest Free Homes

Despite your best efforts to prevent pests such as Ants and Mice from entering your home, pest infestations can still occur anytime.  A Local Professional Pest Control company like Pest Free Homes can help you with our standard yearly treatment. Contact us now for a quote.

Author: James Potter
About: James is the Director of Pest Free Homes, and an expert in keeping the nasties at bay. When not fighting monsters, James spends time with his three kids in Edens Landing on the Gold Coast.
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