For many, summer is the best time of the year, with endless sunshine, longer days and much needed vitamin D. Unfortunately, summer also means an influx in the number of pests that take residence in our homes.
Think you know your mozzies from your fleas? Read on for our guide to Australia’s most notorious summer pests…
Ever noticed how the mozzies seem to come out of hiding when it’s nice and warm? That’s because the eggs that were laid previously will hatch at this time. The result? A booming mosquito population.
Mosquitoes are known to carry a few nasty diseases, included dengue fever, malaria and the Zika virus.
Keep these little buzzers at bay by draining any caught rainwater, clearing bushes and keeping fly screens closed at all times.
Much like us humans, our dogs and cats like to spend summer playing in the outdoors. This puts your furry friend at risk of fleas and could result in them infesting your home.
Minimise your chances of flea infestations by regularly washing your pet and using flea collars.
Anyone who has been to the Aussie outback will know that flies and summer come hand in hand. Warm weather also means food going off faster, which will result in eggs, maggots and flies.
Keep your home fly-free by regularly emptying all bins and pet toilets. A fly screen is also a great way to keep these pests out of your home.
Outdoor picnics and barbecues are an absolute party for ants. Keep them at bay and reduce the chance of them entering your home by ensuring you clean up all food scraps.