During the warmer months do you have a cockroach or ant plague in your home?
Before we start answering the question of why cockroach and ant populations rapidly increase during the summer months, let’s first take look at what happens to cockroaches, ants and other insects when temperatures start to turn cooler.
Ants and cockroaches are masters of ‘over-wintering’ or waiting out the winter season. When cold air arrives, their body temperatures drop dramatically and their movements become sluggish. They respond by seeking out warm places such as deep soil, under rocks or under the bark of trees. Even better, they may take up residence in your home – in roof voids, wall cavities, sub-floor areas and kitchen cupboards – where they can keep nice and warm until summer returns.
When temperatures start to rise, insects such as ants and cockroaches that have been laying dormant during the winter, will suddenly increase their activity due to warmer weather. This is why we see a large increase in sightings in Spring and Summer as they are actively out and about searching for food sources, breeding and expanding their population. It is these times when they become a nuisance around the home and even pose a threat to the health of your family.
What you can do to help prevent ants and cockroaches making your place home
- Wipe up spills and food droppings to eliminate the food sources focus on hard to reach obscure areas as well such as under ovens , stoves and fridges .
- Keep foods such as fruits in the refrigerator and sweets in airtight containers.
- Seal openings or gaps around doors and windows. Check screens for tears or large gaps.
- Fix any leaking taps or pipes around the house to reduce moisture levels
- Improve both roof and sub-floor ventilation to help prevent these areas being perfect breeding areas for pests
- Pet food often attracts ants so it needs to be stored away after use
- Empty trash bins regularly.
MORE INFORMATION : If you have any questions about preventing ants and cockroaches from taking up residence in your home or workplace, call or text our expert pest controller David Wright on 0477 688 496 for advice.
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