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Pest Control Tips for Your Home During the Monsoon

Pest Control Tips for Your Home During the Monsoon

Pest Control

The monsoon is a much-awaited season as it helps replenish water sources, nourish crops, and provide relief from the summer heat. However, this season also converts many spaces into breeding grounds for water-borne diseases and other intestinal and stomach infections. Monsoons are when pests such as rodents, and insects like mosquitoes, dragonflies, and cockroaches become more active due to the rising humidity. Mosquitoes and dragonflies breed in stagnant water naturally collected in areas surrounding the house, like your garden. Pests like worms and cockroaches are also attracted to damp areas because of the moisture and other favorable conditions they provide for their survival and reproduction. Some pests thrive in environments with high humidity and moisture levels. Therefore, it is important to take preventive measures to control pests during the monsoon and keep your house safe from pest infestation. Certain pest control tips are to be followed to keep your home and surroundings safe and clean, ensuring that you enjoy the monsoon without any unwanted visitors.

Eliminate the Access

Various insects can enter through open windows or gaps in the window frames, especially in the evenings when they are most active. Installing window nets and screens is an effective way to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. Window nets also allow for ventilation while door screens, usually made of metal or plastic, allow for a better view and added security sans insects. Make sure to correctly measure the dimensions of your windows and doors before investing in nets and screens. There is a broad range of options available online or in any nearby hardware stores. When installing window nets or screens, ensure they are securely fitted and do not have any gaps that insects can use to enter. 

Dry Up the Breeding Ground

Stagnant water accumulated during the rainy season in open spaces like your garden act as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. They can transmit viruses causing malaria, dengue, and several other life-threatening vector-borne diseases. Therefore, it is important to get rid of any stagnant water in and around your home to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. Get rid of any containers or items that can collect water, such as flower pots, buckets, or even old tires. If you have a pond or a birdbath on your premises, make sure to regularly clean it and keep the water circulating.

In addition to this, a wet and unclean bathroom invites worms as they prefer living in wet and damp environments. That is probably the reason you may have ever noticed worms in the bathroom, mostly near the basin, drain, or tub. Ensure that your bathrooms are kept clean and dry. 

The Eco-friendly Approach

Use natural repellents like neem oil, lemon eucalyptus oil, and citronella oil as an eco-friendly and effective way to control pests during the monsoon. These organic repellents can be used in multiple ways, such as diffusers, candles, sprays, or even as topical applications as they do not harm the skin. They are non-toxic, and safe, and also promote a sustainable environment. Alternatively, you can also plant a tulsi (Indian basil) as it prevents mosquitoes from entering your home. It is best to keep a small tulsi plant on every window for efficacy.

Moreover, you can use natural or chemical-free synthetic camphor as an effective pest repellent. Place camphor in the cupboards and light a piece of camphor in all the rooms for around 10 to 15 minutes to kill all mosquitoes and insects.

Seek Professional Help

It is imperative to note that natural repellents may not always prove to be as effective as chemical insecticides, for severe infestations or pests that pose a serious health hazard. In the event of your home being severely infested by pests, it may be necessary to seek the help of a professional pest control service. 

When selecting a professional pest control service, ensure that they are licensed, trained, and skilled to eliminate the specific pest problem you have encountered. It is also important to question and keep in mind the types of chemicals they use and their potential health hazards, especially if you have children or pets in your home.

By following these common practices, you can effectively control pests during the monsoon season and keep your home and surroundings clean and safe. The top real estate developers in Goa build homes with sturdy and durable materials so that you don’t face any problems that lead to pest infestations. These developers also provide the best after-sales services and take care of your home with top quality property maintenance. Let the thought of monsoons just be the pitter-patter of the raindrops, possible rainbow occurrences and breathing in the earthy scent of the rain on dry soil.

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