During the monsoon or rainy season, chances are, you will come across many pests in your home. It is because it is during this season that pests come out of their hibernation mode and find places where they feel safe. Holes and sewage areas get full of water, and so pests go out and find comfort in, unfortunately, your home. How do you manage these pests without ruining your sanity?
It is every homeowner’s nightmare to be controlling pests during the monsoon season. The rain is a gift to many people around the world, especially for agricultural societies that depend on the rain for their crops’ growth. And for areas that need rain to supplement their water resources, the monsoon season is a gift for these communities.
However, while it is a gift to some, it is a cause of pain to others. It is because, in some areas, rain causes floods and disasters that people find hard to get back up on. And in many homes around the world, the monsoon season means pests are coming out of their abodes to find safe areas to live in. And what insects and rodents consider as safe zones are, unfortunately, your homes.
The monsoon season is always something that every person should prepare for. Not only is it a disaster-prone season to be in, but it is also a season where many people need to be extra cautious with everything they do. When you go out, you cannot simply wear anything you like since you have to wear something that will protect you from the storms. And when you leave your home, you have to make sure that there are no leaks, so your house is safe from flooding or the invasion of pests.
It is true that managing pests during the monsoon season calls for hard work. However, if you focus on managing them in the best way possible, then you will have no problems with getting rid of them for as long as you can.
Here are the best pest control tips to help guard your home during the monsoon season:
1. Fix all leaks
The need to fix all types of leaks during the rainy season cannot be underestimated. If you think that a small roof or sink leak is acceptable, think again. Pests love thriving in damp and moist areas, so if you have these areas present in your home, then you need to give a quick-fix before things get too far.
Before the onset of the monsoon season, check for possible leaks in your home. Inspect your roof, walls, pipes, and all faucets. Do not allow for these leaks to go on until the arrival of the monsoon season, because when this happens, it is when it gets hard for you to get back on track. Have a professional carpenter or plumber do the job for you, because doing do-it-yourself fixes may not be reliable in the long run. Doing patch jobs may sound easy and cheap, but you may suffer in the end. Therefore, go with work that, although you have to pay for, is something that you can rely on no matter what happens.
For sure, you cannot check for all leaks without rain. So, when it starts getting rainy, and you’ve noticed leaks in your home, have them fixed right away. Do not wait for tomorrow because if you do, you may end up having flooding and more pests in your home. As mentioned, pests love moist areas, so you don’t want your home to be a hotbed for these pests. You can do a quick-fix patch job first, but make sure that you get a professional to do the job for you as soon as you can.
2. Manage your garbage properly
During the rainy season, pests most likely would want to get out of their shells and find somewhere safe. That “safe” place is your home because they get to see dry areas with lots of moisture and food.
One thing that you must carefully manage during the rainy season is your garbage. It is because when you don’t, most likely, pests would come swarming in your garbage areas. Whether the trash is outside or inside your home, it will be a pain to get rid of pests once they start invading these areas.
Do not forget to segregate correctly, and to always clear away wastes from your home at the end of the day. No matter how busy you are, make sure that your home is free and clear of garbage every day because this allows your home to control pests wanting to come into your household. If you keep trash in your home, do not be surprised if rodents, bug, and insects come running into your home for safety and shelter.
You can still manage pests from coming into your home during the rainy season. You need to manage your garbage correctly and fix all leaks, so pests do not end up invading your home. If pests have started invading your home, hire exterminators to keep things in control in the soonest possible time.