How to prevent stowaway insects entering your home

Posted on: April 2, 2023, in Blog

Stowaway insects can easily make their way into your home, even if you take preventative measures like regular cleaning and using natural repellents. You may be unknowingly inviting pests into your home through various sources, such as your pets, travels, or brought-in goods. To help you curb a pest infestation, let’s take a closer look at these potential sources of stowaway insects.

Your Pets: Fleas and ticks can easily hitch a ride on your pet’s fur or feet and settle in your home, multiplying quickly. To prevent this, make sure to inspect your pet for any ticks or fleas before bringing them inside and brush them off. You can also use tick and flea protection products for added protection.

Travel: When you’re traveling, especially to warm and humid climates, insects can easily enter your luggage. To prevent this, keep your luggage off the floor and zipped at all times, and consider having it wrapped in plastic wrap at the airport. After returning from your trip, enclose your luggage in a black bag for a week or two to prevent any insects from surviving.

Goods Brought into Your Home: Electronics, packages, and second-hand furniture can all harbour stowaway insects. To prevent this, carefully inspect all items before bringing them into your home and dispose of any packaging materials quickly. If you do have pests in your home, you can contact a pest control company to identify the pests and offer a solution.

By being aware of these potential sources of stowaway insects and taking preventative measures, you can help keep your home free from unwanted critters.

Service Master can identify these pests and offer the best pest control solution. Send us a photo of these pests, so that we know what we are dealing with before we come inspect your premises or just Contact Us to make an appointment.

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