Protect your home from Summer pests

pest controlAs we’re getting warmer weather of the Summer months there is naturally an increase of pests and insects that will try to savage your garden and invade your home.

Control the damage of these pesky insects

  • Vacuum rugs thoroughly before spraying if you have wood lice or fleas living in them. Throw the dust bag out at once.
  • We recommend changing the water in a birdbath every 3 days to help reduce the horse fly and midge population.
  • Keep control on ants this Summer…

As the majority of ant species prefer sunny climates, our climate is not suitable for many of them. However, the few species found here can be a nuisance when they get into your home. Garden or Black ants aren’t thought to carry diseases, the trouble is you don’t know where they’ve been foraging outside, so you won’t want them marching through your food cupboards.

Ants will travel in a wide range searching for food, following trails they have established and clustering around the source of food and becoming a nuisance in the home. Small piles of earth around holes in soil and at the base of exterior walls indicate their origin.

  • Track down where they are coming in and seal off the entry point
  • Clear up any sticky residues on worktops, because ants are attracted to sweet things
  • Cover up any foodstuffs which could be a food source for ants

If they have managed to get into the home use either and powder, ant gel, ant spray or an ant bait station to get rid of the infestation which are available from your local Expert Hardware store.

If you need any advice email advice@experthardware.ie.

Need DIY advice? Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s