7 Must-Have Items At Home To Prevent Pest Infestations

January 25, 2023
7 Must-Have Items At Home To Prevent Pest Infestations

It is no doubt that insects and other pests are more active during hotter months and rainy days. Since Singapore is located in a tropical climate, the appearance of pests in your home is, unfortunately, a natural occurrence. However, letting them stay in the house can pose risky circumstances for you and your family.

Ultimately, it would be best if you were prepared to eliminate such pests once the first signs of infestation come up. Having a wide array of tools, appliances, and devices ready is essential to keep them at bay. To combat these pests, make sure your home is equipped with these items stocked and ready to go anytime;

1. Bug zappers and fly swatters 

Bug zappers are lamp-shaped objects that come with a cool blue light – their primary job is attracting flying insects. These buzzers come with low-voltage wires that emit electricity, causing any insect it comes into contact with to be zapped. Since insects are naturally attracted to light, many flying pests can be effectively exterminated with a big enough zapper in an open area of the house. Do be sure to be prepared for sudden jolting sounds when an insect gets zapped, though!

On the other hand, the electric fly-swatter is a common household item used to kill mosquitoes, though it may be used to kill any sort of bug. Small insects like flies and other biting insects typically fall prey to these fly swatters. It comprises an electrical screen in the style of a racket that utilises an electric current to incinerate the unwelcome visitors in your abode. Unlike bug zappers, these work more manually; the effectiveness of your flexes determines the successful results. Regardless of the sort of insect, you are likely to kill more the faster you swing your arms.

2. Sealed food containers

Ants, rats, and cockroaches have the extraordinary ability to get into anything. To avoid non-refrigerable food from spoiling and such pests from getting into them, ensure that you store dry food in quality airtight containers. When opting for a sealed container, it is recommended that you use those made out of hard plastic or glass – pests such as rats will have a more challenging time biting through them.

3. Dehumidifier

Some places in the house can get extra damp during the warmer months, making a perfect habitat for centipedes, cockroaches, silverfish, and other pests to thrive. A dehumidifier can help remove excess moisture in a room while effectively reducing the breeding of certain critters.

4. Insect-repellent spray or lotion

On days when time does not permit you to stop the mosquitoes or other flying insects from getting into the house through open vents and other small entrances, insect-repellent spray or lotion is an excellent temporary fix to prevent these pests from biting you. Once you have more free time, it would help if you quickly engage the experts in pest control in Singapore to assist with your pest situation.

5. Insecticide

Another way to keep mosquitoes and flying insects out of your home is by spraying insecticides. Proper use of insecticides can effectively eliminate any existing insects in the house, though you would need to make sure your home is well-ventilated for this.

However, the downside to insecticides is that you would have to spray them regularly if your abode gets insects every day, which can have a negative effect on individuals with respiratory conditions. As such, just as mentioned above, it would be best to call on a trusted pest control company to do away with these insects and put an end to the infestation.

6. Mesh screens

The first thing most homeowners settle with is the use of mesh screens. With these installed in the windows and doors, no insects will be able to penetrate your safe space. At the same time, you can still enjoy the fresh air with the windows open without worrying about insects.

7. Rodent traps

Rodent traps are effective in keeping rats and other rodents at bay. However, you’d have to run the risk of cleaning them up once these rats are caught dead. While they may prove useful, use these at your own discretion.


While the items mentioned above can effectively get rid of nasty pests, they are not guaranteed to keep them out forever. If all else fails, you can always hire the services of a reliable pest control company. Should you suspect a pest infestation in your home, do not hesitate to contact PestClinic for effective pest solutions!

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