When you have a septic tank and septic system, you need to keep it clean and pumped on a regular basis. It is also important that you work toward controlling bugs, which are common in your septic tank. Here are some tips for keeping bugs out of the septic system.
Pour Bleach Down the Drain
While it is not safe to pour a lot of different chemicals down the drain when you have a septic system, a small amount of bleach should be fine. This will help to clean out the pipes and the septic tank, which can help reduce your pest problem. Whether you already have some drain flies or you want to avoid pests altogether, bleach is very useful. Many pests are drawn to the sludge and waste that ends up in the septic tank, so if you pour bleach down the drains, it cleans out all the buildup of waste, which reduces insects and pests.
Clear Clogs Immediately
The pests might not be drawn to the septic tank, but instead to the buildup of debris stuck inside the pipes themselves. This can be a bigger problem inside your home, since it might attract them into your plumbing fixtures due to the debris. If you have a slow-running drain or a clog in your sinks or shower drains, make sure you clear them as soon as possible. If you can’t clear them on your own, call a plumber to handle it for you.
Have the Tank Pumped Regularly
The septic tank is often emptied of wastewater, which goes into your drainfield, but has waste inside until it is pumped. The longer the waste sits in the tank, the more pests it will attract. This is one of many reasons you need to have the septic tank pumped on a regular basis. Contact your plumber to discuss the frequency needed to keep it clean and avoid pests.
Fumigate the Septic Tank
When you already have insects, rodents, and other pests in your septic tank, it is time to take more drastic measures. In this case, fumigating it is often the best option. Fumigating will help to kill all pests that are lingering in the tank, whether you have rats, cockroaches, ants, or drain flies caught inside. You may also need to fumigate inside your home if the pests have made their way through the drains and into your home. Contact No Escape pest control company to discuss fumigating and choosing the best option.
Keep these things in mind when you have a septic system and want to keep bugs out. It will keep it clean and reduce bug infestation throughout your home’s property.