Pest Prevention and Protection Measures
Please look at these guidelines for household pest prevention, pest infestations, and the potentially damaging health and property threats they cause. Furthermore, learn how to avoid problems and protect yourself from outdoor insects like mosquitoes and bees. At the same time, ways to protect your family and property from disease and property damage.
- First, seal off cracks and holes on the home’s exterior, including access points for utilities and pipes.
- Maintain tree branches and bushes adequately trimmed and away from the house.
- Also, check for cracks and gaps. Doors and windows aren’t the only places that can have tiny openings.
- Keep cellars, attics, and crawl spaces adequately ventilated and moisture-free.
- Properly dispose of trash and litter. Most people know household garbage can attract pests, such as ants, roaches, and rodents.
- Stock garbage in sealed storage units and dispose of it regularly.
- Similarly, frequently clean drains. Sink and floor drains often accumulate gunk and debris.
- Fix fascia, soffits, and rotted roofing materials, as many insects are attracted to deteriorating wood.
Other Pest Prevention Measures
Rinse recyclables like trash; storing recyclables in a bin with a tight-fitting lid is preferable.
Replace weather-stripping and fix loose mortar around the basement foundation and home windows.
Store food in sealed containers. Some pests, such as rodents, have an excellent sense of smell.
Place fired no less than 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the floor.
Contact a certified pesticide applicator technician to get more assistance and treatment.
Regularly clean your home. The cleaner your home is, the minor attraction it will have for pests.
- Use the correct light bulbs. Hence, replacing standard mercury vapour lights with high-pressure sodium or halogen lights reduces flying insects around doors and windows.
Pest Prevention Measures
- The most straightforward way to prevent insect damage in your garden is to discourage them from coming in the first place. Indeed, a healthy garden is the best defence.
- Pull out any weak plants as these may already be infected. If not, they will attract predators. Then, pull the plant and dispose of it away from the garden.
- Build healthy, organic soil. However, the best way to develop robust, vigorous plants is through natural composting methods, mulching and top-dressing your soil with compost.
- Seaweed mulch or spray. Overall, seaweed contains trace elements such as iron, zinc, barium, calcium, sulphur and magnesium. Moreover, they promote healthy development in plants. Also, seaweed fertiliser in either a mulch or spray form will enhance growth and give plants the strength to withstand disease. Seaweed mulch also repels slugs and wind.
- Further, minimise insect habitat—the clear garden area of debris and weeds and breeding places for insects. Likewise, use clean mulch.
- Keep foliage dry. In addition, water early, so the leaf will be dry for most of the day. Wet foliage encourages insect and fungal damage to your plants. See Pest Control Auckland Services page on drip irrigation to deliver water to the root systems without wetting the foliage.
- Lastly, disinfect. If you’ve been working with infested plants, clean your tools before moving to other garden areas. Thus, reducing the speed of invading insects.
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Experienced, researched and written by Graeme Stephens. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 35 years of disinfecting, cleaning and pest control services throughout Auckland.
Updated Last: 01/05/2023