Do you travel for weeks while your house is locked up? I do, and keeping the house in a good condition while I’m travelling is very important to me. The dust that accumulates while we’re away, and the pest infestation that might occur are two big issues for me when I’m away on a trip.
A few months back, I took a very long trip to Thailand and then to Delhi. My husband was travelling for work as well and the house was closed for weeks at a stretch. It was winters here in India and it had also begun to rain quite a bit. When I got back home after this long vacation, I was horrified to find pest infestation in my home.
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From termites on my wooden dining table to fungus on clothes in the wooden wardrobe – it was a mess. Clearly, travelling for a long time and closing the house for the duration, especially during monsoons, can be a big problem when you return home.
So what is the solution to pest infestation in a house that is closed while you travel, or even otherwise, because rains tend to make a variety of insects and pests want to enter our homes, right?
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Pest infestation is a real menace, and this problem can further compound during the rainy season. All the moisture and dampness in the air and inside our home serves as a perfect ground for the breeding of insects, germs, and bacteria. So, as the monsoon shall be hitting the coast of several cities in India soon, here are some valuable tips that will prevent your home from becoming a turf for pests.
#Call in the Professional Pest Controllers for Pest Infestation
During the monsoon months’ cities in the likes of Kolkata can experience extremely damp conditions. Therefore, before things get a little muggy and humid, call in the services of pest control in Kolkata for a thorough treatment. There are different types of professional intervention you can seek to control pest infestation. For example, if your home has a lot of woodwork, you will be required to call for termite treatment.
During hot and humid conditions, the wooden furniture and woodwork of your home are vulnerable. Professional termite terminators use a special technique to eliminate or prevent the termites. This should be an annual exercise to protect your property and furniture of your home.
When engaging a professional pest control agency for the job, check with them if they use non-toxic chemicals and substances. This is important as harmful and toxic chemicals can be harmful to health. To find a suitable professional service provider you can log on to UrbanClap. The platform is a repository of local services, and you can easily find pest control services in Kolkata on UrbanClap with minimal fuss.
#Clear Stagnant Water from in and Around the House
This is something you can do it by yourself. You don’t have to spend money on this, but you will be required to be cautious. Clean the cooler, pits and containers that are left in the open and may contain stagnant water. Always remember that stored and stagnant water promotes the breeding of dangerous dengue and malaria-causing mosquitoes.
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#Clean the Backyard of your Home to curb Pest Infestation
If you live on the ground floor house or you have a little compound around your home, then make sure that before the rains hit the entire area is cleaned up. Prune the shrubs and clear the overgrown weeds and grass to curtail the hideouts of rodents, ants, insects and snakes.
#Install Mesh on Windows and Doors
As the rain intensifies, you will see insects, bugs and ants infesting your home. The primary reason for this is that insects seek refuge inside our house to escape the lashing of the rain and harsh weather condition outside. You can also see ants and small bugs crawling the floor and bed of your house. Therefore, to prevent this, install wire mesh to the windows and door. When it rains outside, you would not like to keep the doors and windows to be shut. To enjoy the rain and the green lushness of the monsoon in a safe manner, install mesh all around your home. This is a one-time investment and will protect your home.
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#Pay attention to Waste Management
If you want to protect your home from pests and other diseases, make sure that you adopt a proper waste management system. Don’t leave the garbage outside your home. The contact of garbage with rain will not only create a mess but will also attract bugs and rodents. Instead, store it in a dry place properly secured in a trash bin. This way it will be easy to dispose of, of and you won’t have to worry about the smell.
These are some easy and quick tips that will ensure that your home is pristine as ever, even during muddy monsoons months.
So, you can now travel without a worry about pest infestation in your home while you’re away.