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Pest Control for your Home in Thailand

Category : Property Market News | Posted On 2012-08-11 00:00:00

Pest Control for your Home in Thailand


While many pest control tasks are easy and inexpensive to do yourself, some will require the job of a pro. Most homes in Thailand have their fair share of unwanted critters. Not only can pests leave behind toxic messes and contribute to allergies, but they can also potentially damage the structure of your home.

Securing scheduled preventative pest control will save you time, money, and the headaches that come along with pest or wildlife infestations. And you won't have to be battling with critters and bugs all the time either.

This article will give you a guide.

Where are they coming from?

Each season comes with new inhabitants, and they usually come in groups. The sightings of such bugs like ants, spiders, mosquitoes, and termites usually mean that there is outside access to the inside of your home. Preventing pests from coming in, and paying attention to seasonal problems, is often the first step in preventing a major pest issue.

Insects and pests can do major damage to your home in Thailand and damage your home's value without ever being noticed. Termites bury underground in dark and hard to access areas, destroying wood frames, beams, and whatever else they can get their mouths on. Ants in Thailand have the ability to chew through electrical wire looking for food in the colored coating making pest control very important. Wildlife pests can turn your attic into a playground of destruction. Keeping a regularly scheduled pest control program can save thousands of baht in possible damage to your home in Thailand.

Over-the-Counter Pest Control

DIY pesticides can kill pests as well as prevent them from entering the home. Most manufacturers recommend spraying obvious openings around doors and windows, as well as particular rooms like car garages, basements, and attics. Be sure to get other less-visible points of entry like where the pipes enter the home such as under the sink. This can prevent infestations from happening in the first place. Be sure you are aware of the health risks to your family and pets with the chemicals you’re using, follow directions, and take all the necessary safety precautions.

Preventative Measures:

  • Pests are usually looking for food. Keeping your kitchen and eating areas clean gives pests one less reason to raid your home.
  • Store all trash in bins with a lid and remove the trash on a regular basis for the best pest control
  • Ensure that your screened doors and windows are in good repair
  • Keep branches and foliage trimmed and away from the house. Very often pests enter the home through plants, trees, and shrubs.

When to Call a Professional

In Phuket, pests can be overwhelming for self-treatment. An infestation could cause serious damage to your home and many pest control contractors use high-tech equipment and chemicals that are safe for children and pets and will leave your house pest-free.

The benefits of hiring a pro are the guarantee of all equipment and services, and peace of mind knowing they are trained to handle a variety of situations. Pest control professionals are intimately familiar with the various species of pests, their life cycles, and their living habits.

In Phuket, pests like carpenter ants, termites, or rats, can do serious structural damage to your home and the chemical levels in the termite piping system under most homes should be topped up every year in order to maintain their effectiveness.

Oftentimes there will be no clear indication of an infestation. Termites are cryptic creatures and infestations can go undetected for years, hidden behind walls, floors, insulation, and other obstructions. Termite feeding and damage can even progress undetected in exposed wood because the outer surface usually remains intact. Confirmation of termites sometimes requires the keen eye of a professional. 


Local Phuket Pest Control Companies


  Pest Guard – (website) - Khun Nirat - +66 089 652 0773

  Rentokil - (website) - +66 088 003 4758

  Creepy Crawley Pest Control - (website) - +66 083 050 3204

  De Land Housing Service - (website) - +66 076 244 789



 


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Phuket Realtor
David Henry
David Henry is known for his integrity, high energy and hard work which goes into every detail of your real estate transaction at Phuket Realtor. David grew up in the Boston area and started as a realtor in his 20's. With over 30 years of experience in real estate, he has now started one of the best independent real estate agencies in Thailand, Phuket Realtor.

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