There’s certainly no escaping the weather right now, with the Met Office just issuing its first ever Red warning for exceptional heat. Although it’s certainly welcome to see a bit of sunshine, the warmer weather does mean one inevitable development… an increase in domestic pests!
Insects are a lot more active at this time of year as they go out and about on the hunt for food sources, so it’s always best to look at preventative measures as and where you can to prevent infestations from becoming insurmountable.
For example, you can help prevent ant populations from getting out of control by clearing up any food or liquid on floors and countertops that spills at home immediately.
Storing food in airtight containers can help ensure that ants aren’t enticed into the house – and you can consider sealing the cracks around doors and window frames to make it harder for them to gain access.
Flies are also likely to start proving problematic at this time of year but, again, there are lots of practical steps you can take that will help keep them at bay. Fly screens can be applied to windows (especially effective in the kitchen), while keeping windows and doors closed after dark and stop them from getting in.
Again, being hygienic in the kitchen can stop flies from spreading diseases or even being attracted indoors, while outside you can help deter them by ensuring that you keep tightly sealed lids on all your dustbins.
You can prevent pest infestations by clearing up dead flies (which are a nice little snack for carpet beetles), covering up water butts outside and filling your garden ponds with goldfish, as they’ll happily munch on fly larvae for you.
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