Have you just moved into a new apartment? Have you noticed that your new neighbourhood has rats running around at night and the occasional cockroach that ventures out at night? Well we’ve got some tips for making sure these little pests stay well away from your apartment.
Do Not Leave Food Out
One of the easiest ways to attract rodents and other unwanted creepy crawlies and household pests is to leave out food in the open overnight. Did you order in a pizza and get too lazy to put the leftovers away? You can be guaranteed that the box will be visited by a cockroach in the night! Put away all leftovers – either refrigerate them or store food in air tight container. This has the added benefit of keeping your leftovers fresh longer!
Wipe Down Your Counter Tops
At the end of the night take two minutes to wipe clean any surfaces you may have been eating on or placed a drink on. Wipe down your microwave and make sure that your sink is free of any gunk or traces of food. Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink, load them up in the dishwasher or stick them in the fridge overnight if you’re too lazy to wash them.
Get Help from the Pro’s
There’s no shame in getting in a professional to help with pest control Ipswich. You could either hire them on your own to proof your home from an invasion of cockroaches, termites and rodents or you could ask your building supervisor or landlord to hire some pest management services. While it might be costly, in the long run it’ll mean that you have less to worry about and can sleep in peace, knowing that there isn’t a mouse feasting on your left over pizza!
Take Out Your Garbage Regularly
Even if you do hire professionals to help out with a pest control problem, you’ll still want to keep your apartment clean to ensure that there’s no reason for any pest to even attempt to breach the safeguards you’ve put in place. Line your garbage cans with the disposable garbage bags. Tie it up each night and make sure that you take your garbage out every night or at the very least every two days. Make sure that you set it out for the garbage collectors to take away and that the bags are tied securely. Garbage lying around on the street outside your home will only attract rodents and creepy crawlies. Keeping your surrounding clean and fresh will help you keep your apartment a pest free zone.