Pest controller says for every one cockroach and spider Australians spot at home there are as many as TEN TIMES that amount of insects lurking – and it only gets worse in summer
- Up to 100 cockroaches and 70 spiders live in an average Australian home at once
- A pest controller has warned the insect infestations increase over the summer
- He urged homeowners to de-clutter their properties and maintain their gardens
- For every cockroach spotted there could be 10x more and also 7x more spiders
A pest controller has warned Australians are living with 100 cockroaches and 70 spiders at any one time.
Jeff Wainohu, from Sydney Side Pest Control, said there are always more insects than homeowners expect inside and the problem gets worse in the summertime.
‘If I was going to estimate, looking at a house that we were coming to do for the first time, you would see anywhere from 30 to 100 cockroaches,’ he explained.
‘With spiders you would also find anywhere from 20 upwards of 60 or 70 in and around the outside of the building.’
A pest controller has warned Australians that for every cockroach they spot in their homes there could be 10x more of the bugs (pictured) lurking and another 7x more spiders
Jeff Wainohu, from Sydney Side Pest Control, said the average Australian house could contain up to 100 cockroaches and 70 spiders (huntsman spider pictured) at any one time
Mr Wainohu told Daily Mail Australia pest numbers always increase over the hotter months.
‘It’s all connected to the heat, especially when you get a sharp rise in the heat and a bit of rain,’ he explained.
‘You’ll find it’s going to activate a lot of insects that are dormant at this stage and it happens across the board.
‘We had a massive heatwave on Saturday and were getting calls from all over Sydney. All the insects were starting to come out.’
Mr Wainohu urged homeowners to maintain a neat and tidy property to avoid bug infestations.
‘Coming into summer every house is going to be a little bit different but for spiders it depends on what’s going on at the outside,’ he said.
‘So if the home has got more vegetation around the outside then they’re more inclined to have a lot more pressure with spiders.
The pest controller urged homeowners to de-clutter their properties to avoid bugs (pictured)
‘Those homes towards the northern side of Sydney will generally get a lot more spider activity and cockroach activity as well.’
Mr Wainohu explained ‘de-cluttering’ was a key step in preparing homes for the summer months.
‘It’s really important to keep your lawns mowed, keep your grounds well-maintained and de-clutter anything you might have outside against the house,’ he said.
‘That includes any vegetation, your garden beds should be maintained, and anything against the walls should be moved away.’
He also recommended homeowners book a regular pest control service every year before the summer season.
This will allow any prior bug activity to be cleared out and maintain a protective barrier against future pests.
He also recommended every home should undergo a pest control service (pictured above) every year and especially prior to the summer season when numbers increase