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Rodents, cockroaches, and spiders can easily get into your home and cause damage. It is better to stop pest infestations before they occur than after they have. These are the steps listed by Sydney pest control you can take to make your home pest-free.

 

Deep Clean the House

Keep your interiors clean by vacuuming regularly, removing any pest droppings or hanging cobwebs, and avoiding clutter accumulation. Pests love dark, dirty, damp, and dark places. To keep them away, vacuum the underside of the bed, fridge, lofts, and any other difficult-to-reach areas.

 

Clear out the Trash Bins

To dispose of waste, clean the dustbin frequently. You can change your garbage and take it to the curb the previous day. This will protect the bags/cans against damage from animals and weather.

 

Verify for any leakage

Pests love damp and dark places in the home, as they thrive on water and food. Check the home for damp walls and leakages in outdoor pipes, indoor pipes, leaking pipes underneath the sink, and leaking faucets. You should fix them immediately. As mosquitoes can breed in stagnant water, it is important that there is no stagnant water in the home.

 

Keep your Kitchen Clean

Clean the kitchen ( countertop and floor) regularly and clean up after each meal. Keep dirty utensils out of the sink for more than a few hours. Regularly clean out the floor and sink drains. This is because they accumulate a lot of gunk and food debris that attracts insects and pests. To flush out drain clogs, use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. This will create a foaming reaction.

 

Seal all cracks and holes

Regularly maintain the home to ensure that cracks in the walls are sealed. You should seal all gaps between the window frame or door and the wall. These areas can be entry points for

pests, termites, and other small insects. You should close the gaps between the door and the wall around the utility pipes, ducts, or openings for exhaust fans.

 

Tiled and laminated floors

To make a household cleaner that can be used on tiled or laminated wood flooring, add 1 cup of vinegar to 4 L of water. Vinegar has a pungent scent so add a few drops of essential oil such as eucalyptus or lavender to make it fragrant.

 

Glass Windows and Mirrors

To make a spray bottle, combine one part apple cider vinegar and one part water. Spray the solution on mirrors or glass windows. Use a soft cloth to wipe the key off.

 

Wooden Furniture

In a spray bottle, combine 3/4 cup olive oil, 14 cup vinegar, and a few drops of essential oil. Give it a vigorous shake. Spray the solution onto wooden furniture. Wipe off with a soft cloth.

 

The WC

Mix one cup of vinegar and half a teaspoon of essential oil. Spray it on the lid, seat cover, lid, and base. Sprinkle half a cup of baking soda in the bowl, and then clean it with a toothbrush. To clean other surfaces on the WC, use a sponge.

 

Brass and chrome finishes

To make chrome and brass bathroom fixtures sparkling clean, you can also use these ingredients on knobs, handles, and faucets. Use vinegar or lemon juice to dampen a cloth and then scrub the metallic surfaces with salt. Rinse the cloth with water and dry it with a clean towel.

 

Drain cleaner

Half a cup of baking soda should be poured down the blocked drain or waste pipe. Then, add one-fourth of a cup of vinegar to the drain. Bubbles will form due to a chemical reaction between vinegar, and baking soda. Allow it to sit for at least 30 min. Pour 1 glass of boiling water to rinse out the drain.

Disinfectant

Salt a slice of lemon. Use it to disinfect cutting boards, knives, and other kitchen tools that have the potential to trap food particles and cause bacterial growth. Before washing, disinfect these tools.

 

Take care of the outdoor plants

You should trim shrubs and plants that are leaning outside your home. This can act as a link for pests to move indoors from the outdoors.

 

Pest Control

Pest control should be performed at least once per year as a preventive measure and for which you can contact pest control Sydney. As an alternative to pest control, you can use bait traps or insect sprays.

 

Natural Pest Control Methods

Plants such as lemongrass, tea tree, citronella, mint, and tea tree can be kept close to the windows and entrances. They release strong odors that repel pests and keep them away.

To reduce the number of insects, flies, and mosquitoes in your home, add 1/4 teaspoon of essential oils such as peppermint oil and eucalyptus oils to a cup of water. Then, pour the oil into a spray bottle.

 

To prevent pests from breeding, keep your home well-ventilated. Combine vinegar and water in equal amounts to make a solution. To keep ants from getting on countertops, wardrobes, and other surfaces, wipe them down. Contact Sydney pest control immediately if you have any evidence of pest activity in your home or a new infestation.

 

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