4 Pests to Look Out in Summer
We all know that summer in Australia is a time for more hours of sunlight and sky-high temperatures. But did you know that it’s also a time when more pests find their way into homes all around the country? That’s right, certain pests love to make their way into our homes in the warmer months, and unfortunately, many also take this time to reproduce more too. So, what do you need to look out for? What are the signs and what should you do if you suspect that you have a pest problem or infestation? Keep reading to find out the answers to all your questions, and where to go for pest control services this season.
Unfortunately, these nasty critters are more active in the summer months and are more likely to find their way into your home. They actually reproduce more during the warmer months, which contributes to the problem. Like other pests, a cockroach sighting is often a sign that there is a nest housing many more cockroaches somewhere within your home.
Cockroaches are generally attracted to food and rubbish, which means that the home can sometimes be like a great beacon, calling to them. Given the fact that we prepare, eat and store food in the home, it’s really essential to be mindful of foodstuff during the summertime. Leaving food out on the bench overnight, for example, is a bad idea that can attract cockroaches.
Similarly, keeping the kitchen area clean is a good way to keep cockroaches away and stop them from contaminating your surfaces. Check out our guide to cockroach extermination to find out why this is so important for your health and your home.
These pesky little creatures also come out in the summer due to the warmth and can make their way into homes in huge numbers. Like many other pests, ants are attracted to food in any form. That means keeping all rooms of the house free from crumbs, food scraps, and spills of any kind is essential.
Ants also reproduce more in the summer months, meaning they multiply in number and are more active. To protect against ants, you must limit their access to a food source, because if ants don’t have that within the house they cannot survive. You can also scout out potential entry points for ants within your home and attack the problem at its source. Make sure to read this Wikipedia page to find out more about ants in Australia.
If you do have an ant infestation, you will need help from professional pest control experts. Keep reading to find out where to find them.
Flies are a pest that can seem merely annoying, yet a fly infestation is nothing to be taken lightly. These winged critters are also known for reproducing during Summer when the temperatures make them more active.
Like most pests, flies are attracted to food because they need a food source, but that’s not the whole story when it comes to some types of flies. House flies, for instance, love rotting food, which is why it’s important to take care of your rubbish bin properly.
An important thing to note is that house flies are attracted to warm, damp areas, so limiting access to moisture is essential for controlling them. They prefer to lay their eggs and breed in these conditions, which is why proper ventilation in all areas of your house is important.
Unfortunately for many arachnophobes, Summer can also signal the arrival of more spiders. No one really likes spiders, especially not in their home, so that’s why it is important to look out for obvious entry points where they may get in.
Summer can be a time when spiders enter the home more often due to extreme temperatures outside, which we often have during these months in Australia. They also enter the home to find a reliable food source, which means that if you have a problem with flies, then spiders may be soon to follow – or are already there.
It’s this circle-of-life relationship between flies and spiders that means the summer months are rife with both. Warmer temperatures mean more flies, which means more food for spiders and more spiders. It’s not an ideal situation for those who fear spiders, but rest assured, a professional pest control expert can save the day, and your nerves!
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