After the recent floods and storms in Malaysia, there has been a lot of disruption to people’s homes. Whether you were directly affected by this natural disaster or not, you may notice some new visitors in your home: pests! This blog post will talk about common pests that might be showing up at your doorstep after such a tumultuous event.
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Mosquitoes are one of the most common pests after a storm or flood. They are attracted to standing water, which is often present after these types of events. This is because their larvae (mosquito babies) can only survive in water. Also, most homes are full of holes and cracks that allow mosquitoes to get in. When you add standing water and holes to the equation, it’s easy for mosquitoes to invade your home. To prevent this, you should look for any standing water inside your home. This could be in buckets or even old bottles! If there are holes around the house that mosquitoes can get through, consider applying some mosquito mesh to them. If you’re experiencing problems with mosquitoes, it might be time to call in the professionals!
Ants such as fire ants are very common after a storm or flood. The reason for this is that they are attracted to the moisture and food that is left behind. They often invade homes through cracks in the foundation or doors. To prevent ants from coming into your home, you should seal any cracks or holes that they might be able to get through. You can also use ant traps around your house to catch them before they enter.
Rodents such as rats and mice can seek shelter in homes after a storm or flood. This is because they are seeking warmth and safety from the elements. They can often enter your home through small cracks or holes to find higher ground. Also, they are attracted to the food that is left behind after a natural disaster. To prevent rodents from coming into your home, you should seal all entry points that rodents might be able to get through. This could potentially be cracks around doors and windows, small spaces in the foundation of your home, or even holes under your house. You can also use rodent traps to catch them before they enter.
Wet conditions can also attract cockroaches to your home. Cockroaches are very resilient insects and they can survive in almost any condition. It’s not uncommon for them to invade homes after a storm or flood. This is because they are attracted to places that offer moisture and food. After a natural disaster, you should check for standing water in your home. Also look at the places where there is likely to be food: under counters and sinks, in cupboards or pantries, etc. You can also use an insecticide powder around the areas that are prone to cockroaches as well as outside of your home if needed.
Flies are a common pest after a storm or flood. They are attracted to areas with food and water that are left behind by people, which often happens when there’s been a disaster. To prevent flies from coming into your home, you should look for the sources of their attraction: garbage bins, uncovered dishes in the kitchen, etc. You can also use insecticide powder around your home to keep them away.
After the recent floods in Malaysia, it’s important to be aware of the common pests that might show up in your home. By being proactive and taking some preventative steps, you can protect yourself from these unwanted guests!