Monsoon is here and it’s time to bring out the umbrellas, wind-cheaters, raincoats, special footwear, etc. But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also notice a rise in usage of protective covers for mobile phones, two and four-wheeler vehicles, etc, but when people are being so protective about their personal belongings why it is that it is so easy to forget about home furniture?
The carpet, wooden flooring, the wooden furniture, electricals and so much more are all home essentials and form part of the overall interiors and layout. It is essential to protect all of them from moisture and related problems during the monsoon.
During the monsoon you might have noticed that there is more moisture in the air and wooden flooring or furniture may need extra attention to elongate its life. Here are some quick monsoon-care tips specially for your home:
-The best way to protect your carpets is to roll them, cover them in plastic sheets and store in a dry place during the monsoon.
-It’s not just mosquitoes and flies, termites can also cause a lot of problems during this season. It’s always advisable to get a pest control done once before and once during the monsoon, so that your furniture is well protected from termite damage.
-Swollen wooden doors, cabinets, etc are all a common occurrence during monsoon. You’ll suddenly notice that it is tougher to close doors or lock them.
Minor carpentry adjustments can ensure that your wooden furniture is kept problem-free throughout the season though.
It always comes down to the small things that makes the big difference and if you take these small steps, you will end up saving on a lot of time and money.
Timesaverz: Hi Aniket, thank you for opting for a pest control service. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Aniket: I am a software engineer at TCS and I currently live in Mumbai.
Timesaverz: How did you like the pest control service undertaken by Timesaverz at your residence?
Aniket: The service was conducted well, the agents who came gave me helpful advice regarding pest control issues and what else can be done to maintain the house against pests, they were very transparent about the type of products they use and the procedures that are followed within the company.
Timesaverz: How did you hear about us?
Aniket: I saw the advert put up in my society and decided to try it out, the contact details were mentioned on those pamphlets…
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One of the most effective ways to protect yours and your family’s overall health is by keeping attentive tabs on what food is being consumed. The quality and hygiene levels of the food that is consumed can help protect everyone’s health. But if quality levels are maintained and pests sit on or contaminate the food in other ways, it can lead to ill-health.
Here is what must be done to ensure that pests are never allowed to contaminate what you and your family eat.
Cover everything in the kitchen with lids
Your kitchen is usually the place you keep your cooked food and ingredients. It is important to protect what is stored from pests. One of the most effective ways to do so is by ensuring that everything is always covered in the kitchen. This minimizes the chance of pests being able to crawl over the food.
Get regular pest control done
Keep one day free every few months to get a thorough pest control treatment done at home. A general pest control prevents more pests from affecting your living area while also ensuring existing pest nests or pests (if any) are taken care of safely.
Keep anti-pest products handy
Anti-pest agents, sprays, coils, etc should always be kept handy. If you live in a locality where pests are a constant problem, use one product throughout the day to reduce pest occurrence.
Check nooks and corners of kitchen cabinets for pest nests
Nooks and dark corners are the places wherein one will usually find cobwebs or pest nests. Try to spot them early or hire pest control professionals to evaluate the house thoroughly to prevent spread.
Stay alert for pest eggs
Pest eggs can be found in damp areas, dark areas, etc. It is important to keep the kitchen clear of these eggs with regular professional cleaning and pest control.
In some parts of the country, temperatures have dropped again. However, Summer is almost here and it is actually time to prepare not just yourself, but also your home for the season!
Before the change of season, it is anyway always advisable to get a thorough pest control service done. However, a bed bug treatment is most advisable during this period because several experts feel that bed bugs occurrence may increase during Summer,
Let’s explore the reasons as to why they say so,
Summer is the time of holidays and travel. When a full family packs their bags and travels to a new place and returns, they would have picked up so many other germs on the way. Travel can lead to occurrence of bugs on your bed if there were already bugs or bug eggs in places you slept in or kept your bags in, during the travel.
Egg to egg development is faster
In warmer temperatures egg to egg development of bed bugs is 1 month whereas when temperatures fall, it can slow to 4 months. This is a direct connect between increased temperatures and bed bugs.
More hosts during feeding
Bear in mind that bed bugs need a host to feed on, without a host they won’t survive. Increase in incidence of travel or regular presence of someone during Summer can ensure constant food supply for the bed bugs, thereby leading to an increase!
Other miscellaneous reasons
Dirty linen, unhygienic sleeping conditions and lack of ventilation may also lead to a rise of bed bugs. Besides keeping your home clean, it is important to get regular bed bug pest control treatment done.