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How to Prevent Pest Infestation at Home

There is no home that is one hundred percent pest-free, but making an extra effort to rid these unwanted pests will make a huge difference. The key to an efficient pest control method is taking time to learn about the particular pest that may have infested your home. After learning about the pest, you should then look for specific ways or methods to control them.

Pests are living creatures and therefore require shelter, water and food in order to survive. Before deciding to use chemical control to get rid of pests, you should consider removing all the things that encourage their survival. Here are a few important tips on how to prevent pest infestation at home:

How To Prevent Pest Infestation At Home

Fix Leaky Plumbing

Water is one of the factors that encourage pest infestation at home. You should ensure that you get rid of it by ensuring that all your leaky plumbing is properly fixed. This will get rid of all the water leaking in your home under trays or in the piping system. This will force the pests to look for alternative sources of water outside your home.

Properly Disposing Your Pet’s Food and Water

Pests normally wander around your house when everyone is asleep. During this time, they are free to roam everywhere and feed on any kind of food they find in their way. This is why it is extremely important to get rid of your pet’s food and water before retiring to bed. This will help you drive pests away from your home as they will be forced to seek food elsewhere away from your home.

Removing Garbage and Sealing Your Food Tightly

If you do not remove garbage from your house regularly, you will end up attracting various pests into your home. The pests will help you clear any food scraps that you leave behind in your home. You must ensure that you get rid of garbage on a regular basis and dispose of all the food scraps from your house. You should also ensure that you seal your stored food properly. This will prevent the pests from getting any access to food and either starve to death or move out from your premises.

Closing all Entryways and Getting Rid of the Hiding Places

Denying entry to all pests that may attack your home is a sure way of winning the fight against pest infestation. You should ensure that you seal all their entryways and destroy all their hiding places in your home to ensure that they do not find favorable breeding grounds. When these hiding places are properly sealed off, they will suffocate to death as oxygen will be cut off from these places. You should ensure that you seal or fill all cracks and crevices around your home. The crevices present in your cabinets and baseboards should be sealed off completely.


All these tips are important to follow in the fight against pest infestation. You should attempt all of them before resorting to using the chemical control, which is more dangerous and risky due to its poisonous content. You can also consider using traps and bait stations to get rid of pests. When you notice there are still pests in your home, you should seek expert pest control services in Singapore.

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  1. Elize Swanepoel

    Great article and tips!

    We have made a few changes in and around the home that really helped us immensely.

    A few months ago we had cockroaches! I can’t emphasise to you how much this disturbed me. We stayed in a flat next to my work for a few months while they were building our new rented flat and it seemed that these critters came from the boxes that I was unpacking.

    We did the necessary steps to get rid of them fairly quickly, but we also had to make a few changes to avoid them from coming back.

    * We moved the dustbin outside mainly because JD was at that age where he liked to rummage through the garbage. Moving it outside got rid of the unpleasant odour plus it kept JD out of the dustbin.

    * I always make sure that I do the washing up straight after breakfast, lunch or supper and I wipe the kitchen counters to ensure that there are no food crumbs or pieces that could lure the pests inside.

    * I moved my dog’s food and water bowl outside. This was a step in the right direction. JD liked to play with her pellets and throw it in her water bowl which made a mess and is not very hygienic. She stays outside during the day and I let her sleep inside.

    * I pack left-over food in sealed containers and store it in the fridge until the next day. Leaving food in the open or in pots and pans will be a sure way to attract flies, cockroaches and ants.

    As I always say, prevention is better than cure or in this case remedy.

  2. Now with the change in weather we have been experiencing a whole lot of debris build up due to these trees that are on the property, I am not certain what sort of trees they are but they green throughout and once Autumn starts the leaves tend to turn yellow and now with a slight wind these yellow leaves fall like snow.
    These trees I speak of are hovering over the house so they get into our gutters as well, this eventually draws tiny fruit flies and once I leave the windows open they enter my home.
    I came across Mortein Outdoor Spray, we mounted this on the three window areas that were affected and it let of a spray every fifteen minutes and each can of spray lasts for four weeks. This has combat our problem.

    The best way forward is to have these trees permanently removed, it is a costly matter though so definitely something for us to look at getting done before next year.

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