They say, “Your home is where your heart is,” but is your heart in a healthy place? Obviously, you must think your home is the safest place on earth but is it really as safe as you think? Your health is associated to a number of factors and your home plays a key role in keeping your mental and physical health stable. There are elements, even in your clean and healthy homes, that are responsible in deteriorating the health yours and you family’s health. Among these health affecting elements are factors that are creating an ideal habitat to invite pests. This open invitation to pests is equivalent to inviting damage and disease. You may not notice these minor and seemingly unimportant things in your home that are gradually contributing in making your place an ideal pest attraction.
Look closely, and you will be surprised to see, how there are a number of things which are paving ways for a heavy pest infestation.
Damp and Dark:
You know how the darkest corner of your home can serve as an ideal habitat to a number of pests, like: cockroaches, rodents, bugs and what not. If this dark corner gets a fair share of dampness then the probability of a pest infestation increases 10 times to just having a darker side within your vicinity. Moisture, humidity or dampness due to various reasons is considered as a major trigger to a number of problems. Not just, it affects the structure of your property, your health but also make your home just the place they needed to start living in. If not taken care of, dampness or high humidity can be extremely destructive for your property and because of this people start looking for quick solutions just to get rid from this rather atrocious problem. There are a number of pests which feed on mildew and fungus resulting from the dampness within your home; so this adds more reasons for these pests to feel at home. So what should you do if you are faced by a serious case of damp in your house?
There are spaces in your house that are particularly vulnerable to dampness. To do so you need to look out for signs around your ceiling, floor or exterior walls. If you come across a wall with warning signs like: damp patches, growth of mildew, peeling paint or wallpaper and books, fabric or carpets appearing moistened, then they all indicate to one problem and you need to find a solution. The problem may be a result of condensation and can get worse if not taken care of. Install dehumidifiers to minimize the humidity level and prevent this issue from growing into a destructive problem. If the dampness has done its damage and you find pests along that space then call a pest control professional immediately. The professional may also suggest you ways to keep the dampness from destroying your home and will also treat the pest problem you get along with it.
You feed, they grow:
Like it or not but most of the pest infestations are a result of free access to food sources. Your open bins, spilled drinks, food crumbs are all serving as a feast to these pesky pests which are always on hunt for a place that has food for them. Rotting vegetables or other food can be a pest magnet. Open trash cans, too close to your vicinity are just what they are looking for, so take care of that. Your home may appear clean but all of these things will make your tidy place an unhygienic, pest dwelling.
Take care of the wood:
Pests like termite, are always on the hunt for wood so if your house has wood in abundant quantity, you know what comes next. Houses made out of wood need a through pest inspection almost after a month or two. Look out for signs of a potential termite infestation, like dust coming out of your wood or tiny insects flying around your wooden property. Also, before buying any wood, make sure it isn’t infested by any wood eating insects. Dead trees around your home can be an ideal place for ants to make nests in. Take care of the dead trees or any unnecessary rotting, damp wood in or around your vicinity.
All of these factors directly contribute in increasing problems for you. One problem can lead to many and pest problem being the biggest of them all. You can either resort to DIY techniques but it is best to let professionals address a pest concern because you might not know the intensity of problem.