Having bugs in your house is never a pleasant site. I’ve been in situations where after moving furniture there is a site of roaches. Sometimes it might not be very visible but it is definitely not something that you would want to bring to your new house therefore simply follow the steps to minimise the likelihood that these pests will follow you to your new dream home.
Call in an exterminator
I know you can purchase insect bombs from your local supermarket. They are effective to a certain point. When setting off bug bombs in your house this does not fully fix the problem as the bugs will find new places to hide and reemerge a few weeks later and you will be left wondering whether it was actually worth the money spent getting these bombs. I strongly recommend the use of a professional exterminator. They are experienced and will use chemicals that are much stronger than anything if you would be able to find on the shelf. They will make sure that they have all the corners covered and will do a very thorough job. A word of the advice would be not to go over with your own insect sprays after the exterminator has been as all you’ll be doing will be just undoing the hard work that have done for you.
Use new packing boxes
This one is a bit of a no-brainer. You’ve got more chances of having bugs when using boxes that have been stored in the garage for a long period of time. Getting second-hand boxes from charity shops and retail stores could be a little bit risky as well, therefore, to be on the safe side it’s best to buy your boxes new. New packing boxes can be purchased from your local Bunnings store or Perth removalists
Bag small appliances
Pack items that may be infected with roaches separately. Place items like toasters and clocks in sealed plastic bags. Wrap the microwave in plastic and pack it in a separate box from other appliances. Anything that contains an electric motor could be harbouring roaches. Inspect all of the items carefully for infestation before packing them. Consider anything suspect that came from an infested area. Place each in a bag and pack them separately, even if you do not see any roaches, because there may still be eggs inside. Do not think that because a functioning toaster oven or microwave would be harmful to you that a roach cannot survive in one.
Empty cabinets and dresses
Bugs love cabinets and dresses so to minimise the risk in this situation it is best that you remove all the contents of your cabinets and dresses and place the contents into sealed bags. Remove the dresses shelves and clean them thoroughly. Also, inspect the cabinets to make sure that there are free of any bugs.
Heat some of your items
According to the United extermination company most bugs will not be able to with stand certain amounts of heat for a certain amount of time therefore if possible you might even be able to put some items into the oven and keep it on warm for about 6 hours and this will guarantee that if there are any bugs in there that they will be exterminated.
According to the United Exterminating Company, roaches can not survive when temperatures top 125 degrees. Place some of your smaller items in the oven, and turn it on warm for about six hours.
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