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Causes of Vermin Invasions

Homeowners are disgusted when they find that insects have invaded a kitchen because the vermin carry diseases. Having pests enter a home does not mean it is dirty because many insects invade buildings due to loss of natural habitat. A pest invasion can occur at anytime of year, but many ants or spiders will enter during the autumn when temperatures begin to drop. Vermin, including cockroaches and termites that enter homes are seeking food sources and places to breed.

Preventing Termite Infestations

Effective termite control is necessary to prevent damage to the wooden parts of a home. Termites crawl from nearby homes or trees to enter a home’s foundation to chew through wood, making tunnels that will reduce the strength of frames and floors. The best treatment for buildings begins before one is built with applications of pesticides to the soil. Professional architects build modern homes with specialized techniques to prevent invasions of swarms of termites. Older and poorly constructed homes are prone to termite infestations that require treatments to protect the structures.

Professional Exterminating Treatments


Hiring an expert in pest control is recommended instead of using store-bought sprays or traps that often make cockroaches and termites more resistant to chemicals. Over-the-counter poisons are not strong enough to eliminate all of the invaders, leading to a new generation that is harder to destroy. An exterminator verifies that all insects and egg sacs are destroyed in the tunnels and nests before blocking entrances with durable substances. Feeder stations with insecticides and hormone treatments are now the preferred extermination method to disrupt a termite’s breeding cycle.

Stop Insect Reproduction

In addition to termite control, an exterminator rids a home of other vermin that carry dangerous diseases. Cockroaches in buildings are common because the insects crawl through tiny spaces such as sewer lines. This insect picks up pathogens on its body that spread to items such as dishes and floors inside homes. Eliminating this insect is imperative for a family’s health to prevent salmonella and other conditions. Modern extermination techniques include using chemicals that mimic pheromones to stop reproduction of this prolific insect.

Keep Homes Clean

There are important ways for homeowners to stop termites and cockroaches from entering a home that prevents the need for professional pest control for health. Keeping a home’s interior and exterior clean is the first line of defense because pests are looking for food. Make sure pet’s food dishes located outside are emptied and washed to eliminate a food source. Verify that trash cans inside and outside a home are covered to prevent odors that attract vermin. Wash dishes daily, vacuum carpets frequently and avoid leaving dirty clothing on floors. This post was provided by Pink Pest Services in Sydney.

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