Living in a condo is ideal if you’re working in Manila. Not only are they near business districts, but a typical high-rise property for sale in Quezon City offers excellent amenities, too. However, due to the multifamily nature of condominiums, you tend to share a lot of things with your neighbors. Surprisingly, one of them could be pests.
Yes, pests can invade your home when you least expect it. That’s why it’s essential to learn how to manage your condo to keep them at bay. But where do you start? Luckily for you, we’ve listed all the vital tips to help avoid such problems.
Clean your condo
One of the most effective ways to keep pests away is to maintain your condo. It’s always best to clean every time someone eats. Apartment Therapy also suggests cleaning up areas you often use to prepare meals. Even the tiniest food crumbs or a little sticky spot where a drop of juice spilt can attract various pets including ants and roaches.
Properly dispose of all trash
If everyone in the building shares a dumpster, you can’t guarantee that everyone will be as disciplined as you when it comes to garbage disposal. A common area where you line up your trash can also attract pests with its awful smell.
If you see something that appears unsanitary, it’s best to contact the building manager immediately before it gets out of hand. They might be able to arrange a more concrete plan when it comes to waste disposal or even post a notice on how to properly dispose of trash. The announcement will serve as a reminder for everyone about the proper way to dispose of waste.
Clean the floor regularly
Although you cannot see it clearly, pests get attracted to every little bit of food crumb that falls in your carpet. Some food scraps even collect around the four corners of your unit, making it more difficult to see. You can also find a few insect eggs hidden in all edges that are already accumulating dust.
It’s best to sweep and mop the floor regularly to get rid of food crumbs lying on the floor. You can also vacuum the carpet to ensure that there aren’t any food leftovers lying around.
Store food in airtight containers
It’s best to store any type of food in an airtight container (plastic or glass), so no pests would even dare eat them. Well, even if they do, they won’t be able to eat anything anyway. These include storing basic pantry necessities, such as flour and sugar.
However, keep in mind that if mice are your problem, then you should stash your food inside the refrigerator instead. These vermin won’t hesitate to chew right through your storage bags no matter how tightly you sealed them.
Keeping your unit in its pristine condition takes a lot of hard work, but rest assured that all your efforts will pay off. Also, it’s always great to go home in a clean and organized living space every day.