While rodents are known to carry pests and disease, the big issue in winter is the damage they do with their teeth. In gaining access to your home or foraging for food, rodents will chew through almost anything, including electrical wires and fitting. While it may kill the rodent and cause a black out, it can also cause a house fire.
Don’t risk rodents this winter, book a rodent baiting now.
White Ants (Termites)
Sometimes they make "shelter tubes" or "mudding" to protect them from the weather and predators. You might see them on exterior walls, especially near piles of wood. You can see them inside your home near skirting boards or cornices.
Don’t leave your termite inspection or station rebaiting until your outside again in spring. Book your termite service in now and rest assured when summer comes.
German cockroaches love to live where food and water is readily available, generally the kitchen. They’re generally shy insects, preferring dark cracks and corners, under fridges is a favourite. In winter, they breed and a small problem can quickly become a major problem.
Try and keep areas clean and sweep regularly. An internal spray is also a good solution to keep cockroaches at bay.
So how do you control moths after they’ve been feasting in your wardrobe?
- The first job is to empty your entire wardrobe, or linen cupboard.
- The next step is to wash all of the fabric items, before you mend them. Pop any dryer safe items through the dryer and the remainder should go out in the sunshine.
- Next step is to vacuum up any adult insects, eggs, or larvae. Make sure to vacuum the corners and skirting boards.
- (Almost there, but if it’s getting too much please give us a call)
- Then we suggest wiping over the cupboard surfaces with a weak disinfectant solution.
- Once the cupboard is clean and dry you can safely return your items to the cupboard. Though we do suggest storing seasonal items in sealed bags or containers as extra protection.
Silverfish are especially attracted to damp clothing and paper. Warm and moist spaces are their favourite. That’s why leaving dirty dishes is a bad idea as they attract silverfish bugs.
They feed on sugars and starches (carbohydrates) mainly. Their diet includes protein-rich foods like grains, fibres, vegetables and even some fabrics. One of the most common ways you’ll bring in silverfish bugs in your home is in infested pet food.
When you combine all these things, it’s no real surprise that you may see silverfish where you see cockroaches. They have the same tastes.
Either which way, both are unpleasant and if you’re sick of having either pest in your Adelaide home over winter then the best form of control is to contact MD Pest Control for an internal and external spray.