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WAYS TO KEEP PESTS OUT OF YOUR HOME DURING RAINY SEASON

We have been experiencing rains across Uganda for the past few weeks and more pests are likely to invade our homes. When it rains, pests face many risks like losing food sources, shelter, drowning. During the rainy season, pests are chased out of their habitats which forces them to look for a new shelter. They come to our homes looking for food, shelter, warmth, water. Pests are dangerous because they spread diseases, cause fire outbreaks by chewing wire cables

These are the pests likely to invade a home during the rainy season

  • Mosquitoes
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Termites
  • Rats
  • Millipedes
  • Spiders

These are the ways you can keep pests out of your home

  • Eliminate breeding areas for pests

This includes stagnant water in rubbish bins, clogged drains because it acts as a breeding area for mosquitoes, rats, cockroaches

  • Keep your kitchen, bathroom clean

Have you wondered why you are seeing a lot of cockroaches in your kitchen? Your kitchen becomes the first priority for pests like cockroaches to invade in search of food and shelter. Cover all food, trash leftovers, keep the sinks dry.

  • Use Ventilator nets

These nets help keep pests like mosquitoes away from your house. You can order one through our HCMHUBAPP

  • Close any opening

Thoroughly check your home or building to detect any cracks, holes. Insects like ants, cockroaches, rats love hiding in walls by entering through cracks in walls

  • Keep up with trash

When garbage is kept for a long period of time, it invites pests like cockroaches, rats. Keep and clear garbage in and around your home. Cover trash bins with lids

EASY WAYS TO GET RID OF PESTS IN-HOME DRAINS

Home drains like manholes, sinks, showers, trenches, bathtubs are important but sometimes can act as a perfect home and breeding place for pests like cockroaches, bedbugs, mosquitoes, rats, snakes, millipedes, centipedes. A drain is a system of pipes or channels used to carry away waste and water from a building. They are a spot for stagnant water, food waste, garbage, bacteria, hair

Pests tend to migrate looking for food and dark places to live in and sometimes squeeze themselves out of the holes, cracks in the drain covers, and enter buildings like homes and businesses. Pests can be a major problem in your home because they spread germs, destroy houses, contaminate food. Here are the easy ways you can get rid of pests in your drains

  1. Unclog sink, shower, toilet, and tub drains because pests tend to hide inside them, pests are happy when they’ve found a slow-moving drain. You can use baking soda, salt, soap, and vinegar to unclog drains

2.Clean drains regularly to prevent insects from making their way into them. Remove hair, food waste, and garbage from drains. Take good care of your drains

3. Consider covering drains like trenches, manholes with drain covers to protect accidental or unauthorized access.

4. Keep your sinks, showers, bathtubs as dry as possible.

5. Keep your home free from rotting food and garbage

6. Seal your pipes, make sure your pipes are free from holes.

7. Remove all junk in your sink, shower, bathtub drains. this junk includes hair, food wastes, garbageRemove all junk in your sink, shower, bathtub drains. this junk includes hair, food wastes, garbage

9. Regular fumigation of drains like manholes, trenches will keep those pests away, this is why you should consider fumigating manholes at home every time you are spraying for pests at home.

If you have used the above remedies and you still notice cockroaches, flies, bedbugs, rats, snakes. millipedes, centipedes consider getting in touch with professional pest control services.

Mosquito repellent natural plants

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. lt is preventable and curable. Many countries have come together to solve the problem of malaria, thus providing for vaccines for born babies and kids, providing free medicine, providing mosquito nets to pregnant mothers, kids, and homes for free. However, there are natural plants that are non-toxic which can be planted around our homes and backyards to repel mosquitoes.

Lavender; provides good germ-fighting properties and also promotes healing. the lavender plants can be used to repel against many pests like moths, ticks, and mosquitoes as well due to their accent smell. Research shows that lavender oil possessed a 93%repellent to mosquitoes. Animals like rabbits love the lavender plant that they cant decimate it. The lovely fragrance which comes out from their essential oil is found on the leaves of the lavender plant that hinders the mosquitoes to repel against it. The following are the ways One can grow the lavender plant in their homes and backyards; 1. you have to provide 6 hours of full sun each day. 2. Apply very little water 3. Grow the lavender in well-drained areas or raised beds. 4. if your soil is sandy, mix in some gravel to improve the drainage. 5. Lastly make sure you have good airflow around the lavender plant.

RoseMary; is another great mosquito repellent plant in our homes and backyards. Rosemary controls pests like Mosquitoes, flies, and ticks. With Rosemary very family is familiar since it’s used as a herb to be taken on tea and used as a spice in food and its woody scent is what exactly repels the mosquitoes away. Rosemary does best in hot and dry climates and thrives in contains.

Citronella grass; belongs to the family of lemongrass due to its scent like lemon and in Africa, it’s called lemongrass and very many homes have it or grow it since it’s used as a herb and used on tea as a spice. ln Africa people are finding ways to repel mosquitoes in their homes and surroundings and citronella grass is one of the most common solutions to repel mosquitoes. One can dry the citronella grass and apply it on the skin since it’s non-toxic to the body, due to its smell it’s repellent to the mosquitoes.

Mint; fragrances are unpleasant to mosquito’s keen senses, The mere presence of peppermint plants can ward off these pesky flying insects to some degree, which includes mosquitoes as well. you can also turn peppermint into personal repellent by crushing the leaves and rubbing them to your skin, thus mosquito repellent to your body. you can grow the mint in your pots on your window where it can be easily reached and also if you want to apply it in your tea to feel the aroma.

Sage; if you love gathering around a fire pit in your home or backyards, then plant some sage nearby to repel the mosquitoes and enjoy your moments around a fire pit. Herbaceous sage deters the pesky bugs without chemicals and bad smells, Dry sage from your garden, or purchased bundles typically used for smudging an ancient ritual for cleansing space and people. Toss a bundle in the fireplace and enjoy the wild mosquito fee area/air. you can dry the sage and make a homemade mosquito repellent to spray indoor.

According to the world health organization (WHO) research, 11 countries Uganda include, have come up with ways to stop the spread of malaria in Africa since no one should die from the disease that can be prevented and diagnosed and can be curable with the available treatment. As the government is fighting the spread of malaria which is caused by mosquitoes, we can also help it by planting repellent natural plants or use the professional service providers from HCMHUBAPP to help you to fumigate the mosquitoes in your home.

Simple ways to get rid of rats at home

Rats can make your life miserable in your own home, if you have rats you need to know what is really attracting them to your home. They live inside and outside your home. These are the main things that attract rats to your home;

 Shelter & Warmth: Rats come to your house looking for shelter and they love nice warm places. Rats can hide in a living room, bedroom, bathroom, garage, and kitchen behind cookers, washing machines, dishwashers, pipework or cables, drains.

 Food: Rats can literally eat anything they come across, they eat rice, fruits, vegetables, milk, clothes, soap, meat, cereals, oats, small insects, seeds, grains, and pet food. That is why they are always attracted to garbage bins to eat trashed food.

 Leaking pipes: Rats need water too, they are attracted to leaking pipes, pet water bowls in order to get water.

 Poor sanitation: Rats are generally attracted to unhygienic places. If you have trash or garbage is scattered all over the house, sticky soda, wine, food bits, urine stains on the floor, and countertops rats will love it.

 Plants: Fruits and plants like pumpkins, potatoes, carrots act as food to rats and some plants act as hiding spots for rats.

 Pet waste: Rats eat cat, dog waste(poo).

 Holes or cracks in a wall, floor, or ceiling will give rats easy access to your home since they can squeeze through and enter your house.

Rats aren’t a good thing in your home because they can bring a lot of problems for your home,they are dangerous to humans and also cause damage to a house or property.

  • They damage furnishings since they chew wood furniture, fittings, leather, curtains, carpets, fabrics.
  • They spread diseases like plague, hantavirus, asthma, and allergies through urine, droppings(poo), and bites.
  • Rats contaminate food and drinks with their poo, urine, and hair if left uncovered which may lead to bacterial infections.
  • Structural damage to houses. Rats have strong teeth able to eat wood, aluminum, steel, concrete, water pipes.
  • Rats chew electrical wires which may cause fires at home, school, hospital, or hotel.
  • Rats carry fleas and ticks to a home.

Simple things you can do by yourself to get rid of rats at home, school, or office before contacting a pest control professional

  • Keeping your home clean and tidy.
  • Regularly check for leaks at home, if you notice any leakage like leaking pipes fix them right away.
  • Store all food in containers
  • Clean pet waste(cat,dog poo) immediately
  • Repair or seal holes, cracks in the walls, ceilings, and floors 
  • Regularly check your flower pots for any rat signs
  • Cover trash in a garbage bin with lids

If you notice any rat droppings(poo), rat holes, rat nests, scratching noises at night, tooth marks, these are signs of rat infestations. Consult a pest control professional to get help.

How to kill bedbugs using natural remedies

Bedbugs aka tiny pests can infest your home or business quickly leaving you with a big problem of sleepless nights, shame in the public, and diseases. Bedbugs are visible and they can typically go unnoticed until they have colonized your place. With bedbugs, you can experience unexplained bites, especially at night the musty smell odor, dark stains around the mattress, bed, pillows, and black pots in cracked walls. However, if you locate bedbugs before they colonize your home or business, you can use the following natural remedies to kill them off your place.

Tea Tree oil; is distilled from the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia plant. it possesses and can be used to treat acne, athletes’ foot, head lice, and also kill bedbugs. Tea Tree oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that are effective when used as an insecticide. One can use tea tree oil through the spray, make a mixture of two spoons of tea tree oil with 50 milliliters of water shake well, and apply to the infected areas. once the bedbug comes in contact with the tea tree oil it will break its cells thus killing it.

Diatomaceous Earth aka DE; is used to kill household pests garden pests like fleas, ticks, ants, cockroaches, slugs, and bedbugs. Spray the infected areas with DEpowder and we recommend you leave the powder for three days before cleaning/ vacuuming the place.

Baking soda; removes moisture from the bodies of bedbugs causing them to die out. Sprinkle an ample of baking soda into the cracks and crevices to make sure the bedbugs are coated and you have to leave the baking soda there for a few days. Baking soda absorbs all the fluids on the waxy layer of the bedbug’s shell causing them to dehydrate leading to internal bleeding thus leaving them to die out.

Steam Treatment; continued exposure to a temperature around 110 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit will kill bedbugs in a matter of 15-20 minutes. Hcm Hub App cleaners can shoot steam with temperatures reaching up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, in this condition bedbugs, Nymphs, and their eggs can die instantly. steam treatment is good in places like carpets, mattresses, pillows, and blasts them with heat however you have to make sure they dry to avoid the growth of molds in those areas.

Orange Essential oil; contains a nerve toxin called d-limonene. one has to spray the infected areas and leave it overnight because when bedbugs come in contact with the toxin they will die.

In case the tips are not enough , you can eliminate the bedbugs using home-care managers ( HCM HUB APP)

We all know how the bedbugs can easily spread and colonize your place or business, that’s why home care managers recommend us to use their best professional technicians which are well trained and know the places where bedbugs can hide. They advise us re fumigate after 3 months after fumigating for the first time.

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