This time of year is a wonderful one but, unfortunately, with the warmer weather and all the lovely sunshine you’re sure to see an increase in the number of insects coming into your home… and it can prove very disruptive to family life indeed.

If you’ve noticed an influx of flies, gnats or other flying insects over the last few weeks, you might want to try out the candle trap hack, which has been doing the rounds on social media as a means of pest control.

This is a very easy homemade trap that you can set up in just a matter of minutes. All you need to do is set up a candle in the middle of a plate before pouring some water into the plate and lighting the candle. Once that’s done, you simply switch off the lights and wait for the flies to find the light source, whereupon they’ll drown in the water.

Of course, prevention is always better than cure, however, so also make sure that you’re doing all you can do not to attract these pests in the first place.

Where flies are concerned, keeping your home clean and tidy can help keep them at bay, as can always making sure the rubbish is taken out regularly and keeping lids firmly tight on bins, both inside and outside the property. This will also help with other pests, such as rats, mice, cockroaches and so on.

Even with all the precautions in the world, however, it’s possible that you may find yourself afflicted with an infestation of some kind. If you do find yourself in this sticky situation, get in touch with us today to discuss pest control in Chelmsford and the surrounding areas.