Warm weather is the perfect condition for pests to thrive in. While some insects like flies can seem harmless, they can multiply and leave eggs or maggots behind.
Sam Folder from Australian Natural Pyrethrins® offers his tips on insect control:
- Check all physical barriers are intact.
Avoid leaving doors and windows open at night to keep the home cool. Remember to check insect screens are free of holes.
- Eliminate insect breeding grounds.
Leaving food scraps in the kitchen can attract insects.
Store scraps in the freezer until garbage collection day to help avoid an influx of flies or maggots.
Similarly, water attracts mosquitoes so ensure there’s no water on the floor of the bathroom or kitchen.
- Install an automatic insect control system.
For continuous protection from insects, wall-mounted automatic control systems offer an easy and effective solution. These products spray small amounts of insecticide at intervals.
For those wanting a more natural alternative, consider products that use the natural ingredient Pyrethrins.
Pyrethrins break down in sunlight leaving no lasting residues and are sourced from Australian grown daisies. Pyrethrins are available products such as Raid Earth Options Automatic Advanced Multi-Insect Control System, Raid Earth Options Fly & Mosquito Killer and Multi-Insect Killer targeted manual aerosols.