Is there a pest infestation in your apartment? Find out what you need to do when you find the first signs of a pest problem.
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As a pest control service provider, we can tell you that apartments are one of the toughest places for pest control. The close proximity of apartment units make it hard to pinpoint exactly where the source of infestation is located. The interconnected utilities and plumbing make it easier for pests like termites and cockroaches to travel through rooms and eventually form a colony.
While it may seem like a challenge to fight pests that want to invade your home, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. You should be aware of some pest control apartment laws and know some methods that you can use to stop an infestation.
Here are some apartment pest control tips that you need to know
Inspect your apartment as soon as you move in.
You may not have any information about the previous occupant of your apartment or the previous infestation that it had if any. Thus, it is important that you do some visual inspection and deep cleaning before you move your furniture into your unit. Take note of potential entryways and look out for leaks and cracks. Check out if there are mud tunnels that may indicate a termite infestation.
Inspect any secondhand furniture (if applicable).
As part of the moving process, you may have purchased several pieces of secondhand furniture to furnish your apartment. Before you bring them into your building, always check them inside and out. Even just a single egg of a German cockroach can grow into a huge colony. (READ: 7 Facts to Know About German Cockroaches)
Eliminate possible food sources.
Most pests are scavengers. They will scamper all over your unit looking for food. The key to discouraging them from invading your home is to eliminate their food sources. Store your food in airtight containers. Don’t leave your dishes unwashed in your sink. Clean the counters as you cook. Most importantly, take out your trash regularly.
Keep your apartment organised.
Most pests are nocturnal and they love settling down on nooks, crannies and dark spaces. Keep your apartment organised and eliminate clutter whenever you can. Arrange the contents of your cabinets, closets, drawers and pantry. If you have newspapers or magazines, either throw them away or keep them in a secure container that pests can’t reach to eat them.
Call pest control experts at the first sign of a pest infestation.
If you see the signs of a pest infestation such as cockroach eggs or termite tunnels, the best solution is to call the pros. Professional pest control service providers have the necessary expertise and equipment to deal with pests in your apartment.