With all the madness of everyday life, it is easy to overlook some of the simple steps that can be taken to keep unwanted pests out of your home. You come in and out, meals are cooked in a hurry and food is eaten on the go.
With all this routine and daily fuss, it is no wonder that homes across the country are constantly facing insect infestations. Here there are all you need to know about disinfestation. Common parasite problems can include spiders, ants, cockroaches, rodents, bed bugs, mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and other insects. For a professional disinfestation, contact Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου.
Wondering what attracts insects and rodents inside your home? First, let us clarify that each such organization has its own “motivations”! For example, cockroaches nest in dark places with high humidity, where they often find traces (eggs or feces) of other cockroaches. On the other hand, bedbugs and fleas feed on the blood of mammals and birds. Therefore, your presence alone is enough to bring them into your home. Finally, the ants are looking for their food. For this reason, your kitchen cabinets and surfaces are their favorite destination.
In any case, to prevent the need for disinfection – disinfestation, try to keep your home clean and deal with water leaks or stagnant water in a timely manner. Specifically for ants, in fact, the secret of repulsion is heard in three words: salt, lemon, vinegar!
Insects and yard
The exterior of the house should also be kept clean to keep unwanted pests out of the yard. This will make them less likely to enter your home. Mess in the yard becomes a good hiding place for insects and rodents. So keeping it clean will prevent them from entering. Rodents and insects can be a major issue. These insects and rodents will find their way home in search of food and shelter. During the winter months, your warm home is a place they can not resist. This becomes even more attractive if food is available.
You should also keep your yard properly maintained and landscaped. The grass provides shelter for cockroaches, ants and rodents. By mowing the lawn you will keep the pests in smaller populations. It would also be great to prune the trees that border and possibly touch your home. This is because it will be difficult for mice and rats to climb into your home.
The preparation depends on the type of disinfestation you choose to do. If spraying is to be done in a house, then it needs to be meticulously and carefully prepared. More specifically, the process includes the meticulous cleaning of the area where the disinfestation will take place and then emptying the cabinets to be sprayed. At the same time, special care is needed in food as they must be stored in airtight containers and what is left exposed, should be thrown away. In general, for better results and greater ease of the process, try to keep the sprayed areas as empty as possible of things that will make it difficult to apply (furniture, carpets, etc.).
In which places is the disinfestation done?
The most common parts of the house that the professional staff of Αποφράξεις Αθήνα will visit to do the disinfestation are the kitchen, the bathroom and the balcony, as well as around windows and doors among other services. These points are chosen because they are the most “tempting” for insects as there is usually food, rubbish, sewage and water, while there is direct access from the outside (roads, gardens).
In the case of ants in particular, the pots and plants may need to be sprayed, as there may be insect nests. Finally, in the case of mosquitoes, the outdoor areas are well sprayed with emphasis on the roots of trees and shrubs, where there is increased humidity. In particular, the disinfestation can be done in any area of the house if a specific problem occurs (eg for the fight against bed bugs, the bedroom and the living room are usually sprayed).
How long will the disinfestation take? Will it need to be repeated? There is no one answer to these questions! Each time, depending on the problem, the needs change. Factors such as the formulation or the room temperature affect the need for frequency. In general, however, repetition up to twice a year is considered – usually – sufficient.
After the disinfestation
After the disinfestation process is complete, ventilate your space well. If you have sprayed surfaces, consult a specialist about how long you should keep them dry, without cleaning or wetting them. Finally, keep your children and pets away from the – even mild – toxicity of the spray for at least 8 hours.
If the disinfestation has been done by spraying, the areas should be well ventilated immediately after the application and no pets should be in the areas until the sprayed surfaces are dry. Also, you should not wet or mop the sprayed surfaces for as many days as the specialist suggests, so that the medicine is not rinsed off.