Potential pest habitats
COMMONLY NEGLECTED IN THE LIVING ROOM
1. Wooden Flooring Or Skirting
Dusts and food scraps can usually be found in cracks and crevices in old wooden flooring and skirting, which could become pest habitats. Mold can also built up in these areas and attract mold-feeding pests.
Flying insects, such as mosquitoes, can enter the room when there is no mesh or screens on the windows. In addition, soil and drains in the planters should be taken care of, because they provide ideal pest habitats, while standing water can be an ideal breeding sites for mosquitoes.
Common pests like cockroaches, may enter the room from the balcony through drains. Besides, plants, soil and stagnant water on the balcony can be food sources and breeding sites for pests.
4. Convertible / Folding Furniture
Gateleg table and modular sofas have hinges and joints. If they are not cleaned properly, food scraps and human dandruff would be stored there and become food a source for pests.
5. Indoor Pets
Certain pests can be transported into the home on pets through contact with other pets, contact with lawns or soil. Utensils containing pet food and leftover food scraps can also attract pests.