Just moved in: Your basic pest control starter pack for a new home

New homeowner? First-time renter? A student who’s just moved out? This is your basic pest control guide to making sure your new home stays safe from unwanted pests. 

You may have just moved into a new home, or you might be a student living on your own for the first time – and we get it, basic pest control can seem confusing in the beginning.

Moving out for the very first time can leave you thinking, “Hey, I’ve never learned how to deal with an ant infestation” or “Why are there SO MANY mosquitoes around my outdoor patio?” These are things you’ve never had to worry about, think about or deal with.

Efekto has you covered! We’ve gathered and compiled our favourite products that fit right into a basic pest control starter pack.

Our basic pest control breakdown

Add these products to your shopping list to keep your home safe and protected.

The guide on our starter pack

For spiders: Bio Kill Extra GT

Even though spiders are unwanted visitors, they nonetheless make every effort to make your home their home. If you find spider webs or spot spiders all around it’s time to make a move.

As part of our basic pest control solutions, spray Bio Kill Extra GT on floors, walls and window frames or directly into joints, fixtures, cracks, crevices and particularly in places where spiders breed and dwell. 

Why we recommend it for a new home

  • It features the lowest possible toxicity with the best possible efficacy.
  • Broad application spectrum.
  • Its unique formulation does not stain walls, furniture or floors and has no odour.
  • This product is biodegradable and environmentally sound.
  • It’s long-lasting and easy to use.

For rodents: Eco Rat with Bait Station

Have you noticed any little, dark brown droppings or heard scratching noises? If so, the Eco Rat with Bait Station, ready-to-use rodenticide soft block bait can help you control mice or rats!

Find a baiting point (a place where you’ve noticed any activity), place the bait at each baiting point and check on it frequently.

rats in the home, sitting on a coffee cup on top of a breakfast table

Why we recommend it for a new home

  • It works faster at controlling infestations, faster than conventional rodenticides

You may also be interested in: Rodent control 101. 

For mosquitoes: Efekto Fendona 6 SC

Mozzies buzzing around while you’re lying in bed? Get to the root of the problem.

Applying the long-lasting Efekto Fendona 6 SC, as a coarse spray or with a paintbrush to surfaces where the bothersome mosquitoes settle will stop these night-time annoyances from happening. 

Why we recommend it for a new home

  • It works quickly (immediately for mosquitoes who come into contact with it)
  • It doesn’t just help control mosquitoes, but also does a great job in controlling flies, cockroaches (American and German), bed bugs, fleas, fishmoths, hide beetles and larvae, stable flies, ants, alphitobius larvae and beetles.

You may also be interested in: Mosquitoes and other pests to expect in different weather conditions.

For ants: Efekto No Ant Bait Station

Ants are going to try and conquer your kitchen, find your pantry and hunt for your sweet goods. With the help of our Efekto No Ant Bait Station, ants are encouraged to consume the bait, which they subsequently carry back to their nests, eliminating your ant issue.

All you have to do is simply ​​place the Efekto No Ant Bait Station in the path of the ants close to their nest entrance and wait for the product to do what it does best. 

Why we recommend it for a new home

  • It’s so convenient to use – The product does all the work for you.
  • Set up is quick, and easy.

You may also be interested in: Ant solutions.

small ants sitting on a sugar cube on the kitchen counter

For cockroaches: Efekto No Roach 25 SC

Cockroaches can feel like a nightmare to get rid of. Often, if you spot one or two, many more are hiding in unknown places. Wake up in the middle of the night for a walk to the fridge and you will hear them scattering. 

Apply Efekto No Roach 25 SC as a coarse droplet spray on skirtings, walls, cupboards and any surface where roaches are noticed to get rid of these pests.

Why we recommend it for a new home

  • It can be used to target areas that are popular for cockroaches to hide out. 
  • It’s economical and can be used in all rooms of the house. 

You may also be interested in: Cockroach pest control 101.

A cockroach sitting on a toothbrush inside a bathroom

For wood borer: Efekto PWP Wood Pro

Is your home filled with wooden furniture or structural timber? Protect it with PWP Wood Pro before the wood borer gets a hold of it.

Why we recommend it for a new home

  • It has long-lasting protection
  • It can be used for exterior and interior timber

Make your house a home only for you and your family

Moving into a new home is stressful enough without the added hassle of controlling unwanted pests. This basic pest control guide will help you through your pest dramas. If you’ve got a more specific query, chat with our experts via WhatsApp to get the answers you need. 

* Remember to follow the specific directions for each product found on the packaging. Store it away from pets and children. 

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