Everyone knows that the first step in solving a problem is to, well, recognise that there’s a problem. When it comes to pest management, that is true as well! That is why timely inspections are crucial in any pest management plan.
Bedbugs are one of the most annoying pests to have, because they are so hard to find, and they multiply so fast. Not to mention, they affect our lives by disturbing our precious sleep and having us suffer itchy, red bumps. To get a better fighting chance at finding and eliminating these pests, it’s important that you know all the right places to inspect. But first, you’ll benefit from a quick introduction to bedbugs.
The biggest misconception in home maintenance is this: a clean house means a pest-free home. Yes! Although clutter and dirt can vastly increase your chances of inviting pests into your home, clean and neat homes can also be susceptible to these unwanted visitors. For example, bedbugs don’t really care if your home is clean or not – their main attraction is the presence of humans as their food source.
There are few places in the world where you are safe from the potential problem of pests. In the tropics, especially, the humid and warm environment makes it the perfect breeding ground for bugs like mosquitoes, cockroaches, and termites.
When it comes to dealing with pests, it is not enough to kill off the pests that you see. Successful pest management should also include steps to prevent a recurring problem. Only with comprehensive extermination and prevention measures, can you have a better chance of enjoying pest-free premises.
The global pandemic is one that has affected a lot of businesses across numerous industries. Apart from food and retail outlets, another that is particularly hard-hit is the travel and hospitality industry. While Singapore is gradually reopening hotels for staycations, it remains to be seen when the country can welcome travellers once again.
Termites are one of the most destructive pests due to the damages they can inflict on furniture and house structures. They can destroy precious belongings and cause significant losses to homeowners. That is why it is crucial to address termite infestations quickly and properly.
One of the reasons why pests are an unwanted presence in any home is the fact that many are carriers of nasty viruses and bacteria that can infect humans. The most familiar example to people in Singapore is probably the dengue virus that is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito.
Bed bugs may be small, but the inconvenience they cause can be mighty. One of the worst things about bed bugs is that a clean home won’t deter them. Bed bugs are not attracted to dirty spaces, like many pests are. Instead, they are attracted by warmth, blood, and carbon dioxide. Thus, even spotless homes can be victims of a bed bug infestation.
Compared to all other common pests in Singapore, rodents like rats and mice are by far the most destructive. They don’t just stop at rummaging for food, but they can also cause extensive damages by chewing on electrical wirings, and household items. In severe cases, they can cause massive losses to home or business owners. Additionally, they are transmitters of various diseases that can affect humans.