These Unethical Rubbish Disposal Habits Create Breeding Ground for Harmful Insects

From restaurants to construction sites, skips are ubiquitous and necessary. However, the proper disposal habits when using skips are important to prevent all manner of pests. Both over and underloading a skip can present a perfect breeding ground for insects, rodents and more. Understanding how to best utilize a skip and when to dispose of the contained rubbish can help prevent this breeding ground; thereby, eliminating any problems or concerns for you and those around you.

Dangerous Rubbish

All rubbish can be a hazard and a collection or breeding point for insects and pests. Even those that do not dispose of organic rubbish, there are many insects that will inhabit all manner of rubbish. The same applies to rodents as well. Let’s not forget the predators that are attracted to this type of prey. All of which can present all types of hazards to humans and pets: from infections to bites and more. Skips contain a large amount of rubbish and are perfect places for insects and pests due to the fact that they do hold such an amount and typically are in one position longer.

Underloading A Skip

Less obvious than overloading a skip, underloading can be a detriment as well. Small amounts of rubbish can be a home to insects and pests and underloaded skips usually remain stationary longer as they are waiting to be filled. Once the bottom of the skip becomes covered with rubbish, it becomes a perfect target for both prey and predators. While you might be surprised that creatures can get into the skip, it is very easy for any insect or rodent and snake to enter and make a home in your skip. The longer you take to fill the skip, the more opportunity for it to become a residence.

Overloading a Skip

Overloading a skip means filling it to beyond capacity. Now this is perhaps more obvious of a problem than underloading but skips that are full offer more space for insects and other creatures to settle in. Admittedly, it is tempting to pack as much rubbish into the skip as possible but the sad fact is, the more rubbish, the more insects. Again, the more insects, the more predators thus perpetuating the cycle. Additionally, an overloaded skip also allows for the rubbish to potentially exit the skip which will also draw insects as this excess tends to accumulate and may not be picked up by the skip hire in Adelaide.

Wrong Rubbish

Each waste or rubbish type requires its own skip. For example, dumping organic waste in a construction rubbish skip will significantly increase the insect population in that skip. While putting demolition rubbish in an organic skip might not increase the food source for insects, it does provide them with structure and potentially a perfect home. It is important that you place the correct rubbish type in the right skip for many different reasons but a significant one is to prevent creating a breeding ground for insects and pests.

Properly loading a skip coupled with prompt removal by the skip hire will help reduce the hazards presented by intermediate rubbish storage. Additionally, making sure to put the correct type of rubbish in the correct skip will further protect your location from becoming a breeding ground for insects and pests. Skips are a great way to dispose of large amounts of rubbish but good disposal habits also go a long way in helping to reduce insects, pests and the predators that prey upon them.

Clay Miller
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