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The Secret Hiding Spots of Pests Inside Your Carindale Home

Updated: May 15, 2022

Although keeping your home clean and tidy is a great way to limit pest exposure, some critters love to hide in the most unexpecting places - away from human sight. Here at Combat Pest Solutions, we understand that when pests are hiding, they still cause more harm than good - that's why we've created a list of 3 unexpected places to check for infestations in your Carindale home.

1. Stuffed Animals

Stuffed animals are common in many homes with kids, but wear and tear can cause tiny breaks in seams that provide an entrance for pests, particularly bed bugs, mites, and roaches.

Whether your child takes their plush toys outside and in public places, shares them with other children, or only uses them as a pillow, it's essential for all parents to regularly wash stuffed toys and check for any signs of pests.

2. Refrigerators

It may seem unlikely that pests would choose somewhere as cold as a refrigerator to live, but some critters have evolved to tolerate freezing temperatures for hours - and sometimes even days. Fruit flies, roaches, and gnats are especially evident, as their attraction to food is stronger than their distaste for the temperature.

3. Dishwashers and Washing machines

Even though dishwashers and washing machines are usually sparkling from consistent use, it's common to find critters while trying to clean up.

Even if only a day between uses, pest infestations can happen fast, especially in these machines as most pests gravitate toward wet and dark places. Due to this, here at Combat Pest Solutions, we recommend checking these machines for signs of life before using them so you don't need to clean up twice.

If you're worried about pest infestations in unexpected places, don’t worry, Combat Pest Solutions offers Brisbane pest services to help you rest easy again.

If you are a Brisbane homeowner and have any questions about a potential infestation, don’t hesitate to contact our team by phoning 0419 734 501 or emailing



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