For many Americans, apartment living is a preferred option. Unfortunately, due to the nature of an apartment complex, neighbors share quite a lot. Since apartments share walls, floors, and utility lines, they also share pests. Pest control can be a difficult challenging in apartments. The root of the infestation can be hard to pinpoint and due to the close proximity, apartment infestations can potentially be amplified. Allowing the pests to travel easily from one apartment to another, the shared utility lines, floors, and walls make for excellent conduits, as mentioned. Pest infestations can stem from improper weather stripping on doors and windows, ventilation slats for HVAC system units, open windows and doors, and even potted plants. Today, we at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control would like to elaborate on the subject. Birds, wasps, rodents, birds, ants, roaches, bed bugs, and flies are some of the most common pests to apartments. Some infestations can be avoided, or least, controlled, though some can be unavoidable.
Check Luggage for Bed Bugs
In any lodging or public establishments, any type of infestation can be present. Though bed bugs are the most common, you can unknowingly bring in many types of pests. Pests will quietly settle into your apartment and begin multiplying as they stow away in your luggage. The moment you returned home and vacuum out the empty bag, be sure to inspect your luggage.
Bugs in Cardboard Boxes & Shipping Packages
Pests have an increased risk of picking hitchhikers, many insects are drawn to cardboard boxes and as they get shipped to different locations. After getting innocently shipped to your home, these insects can be set free into your apartment. Inspect the box outdoors as soon as you get them if you can do it a well-lit area as soon as possible. Grocery deliveries often bring cockroaches as well.
Likelihood of Bed Bugs in Used Furniture
Pests can be harbored easily from the stunning pieces of furniture you find that are previously owned. Make certain to inspect it before bringing it into your home thoroughly if there is one that adore and fits your apartment’s décor. Should you find even a single bug, make sure to treat the furniture before bringing it in your home.
Apartment Pest Prevention
Taking the right steps is the best course of action, to decrease or even avoid pest infestations from happening. Apply the below steps to help you avoid pests in your apartment.
– Make sure the pet’s bowls clean and the area around them well-cleaned.
– Store your dry pet food and pantry items in sealed, pest-proof containers.
– Routinely check for drips and leaks at the faucets, pipes, and appliances. If any are found, repair immediately.
– Take the trash out often, and ensure the lids are secure, wash the garbage bins monthly with hot soapy water.
– Regularly wipe up the countertops where food is prepared and daily sweep and spot mop the floors.
– Vacuum daily.
– Check to see if your lease’s terms include pest control. Invest in professional maintenance if they do not.
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