Ah, it’s that time of year again- when the tourists invade! Actually, here in Hawaii we love our visitors; they come in droves every year, especially in August and they help our travel industry survive. They also remind us of how beautiful the state that we live in is and that we should stop for a moment to appreciate the beauty of nature that surrounds us. Other summer visitors that we appreciate far less in Hawaii are ants and other summer invaders. Now, these are true pests! They enter our homes uninvited while they search for food and they can be a real nuisance, especially when they invade in large numbers or start contaminating our food. Pests that are a problem in our Hawaii homes this time of year include ants, cockroaches, centipedes and spiders. What can be done to control these pests? Read on for a few pest control tips from the Honolulu exterminators at Sandwich Isle.
Modify the environment in your home to make it unsuitable for invading pests. If the insects are inside your home to forage for food, make access to your food impossible. Make it a point not to store any food on your counter tops, but if you must, enclose it in containers with tight fitting lids. Store pantry items like flour, sugar or other staples in jars with tight fitting lids; these can attract ants, cockroaches and even pantry pests like Indian meal moths. Don’t leave anything in your pantry in thin plastic bags; make sure it is all protected from foraging insects. If the pests invading your home are spiders, reduce populations of their insect prey inside your home to make your home less suitable for spider infestations.
Reduce the humidity inside your home. Many pests are attracted to damp areas. Also make sure there is no moisture in the wood inside your home, otherwise it could become home to carpenter ants or could become food for foraging termites.
Contact a professional pest control company for year-round pest solutions to help limit pests throughout every season here in Hawaii.
At Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions, our yearly pest program is called the Premier Pest Prevention program and it conveniently bundles our best pest program with our termite control solutions for superior comprehensive Honolulu pest control. You can trust our Premier Pest Prevention program to take care of your problem pests, all year long! Contact us today for more information on our year-round program or for more information on our single service treatments. Sandwich Isle has been serving Honolulu and Oahu since 1997 and we’re happy to help you with whatever seasonal invaders may be bugging you; just give us a call!