One unfortunate truth about Japan is that, like any other country, it has bugs that can sometimes get in your home or apartment. Even if you live on the 15th floor of an apartment building, you may still encounter the occasional unwelcome housemate. So, we understand how you feel when you meet a creepy crawler face to face. Below, we describe a couple of the most common types of bugs that you might meet in your house and suggested ways for dealing with them.
Mosquito - Ka
Mosquito season in Japan is during summer and autumn. The mosquitoes are persistent and difficult to get rid of if you are going to rely on the ‘swatting’ method. Fortunately, malaria, which is a mosquito-borne disease - is rare in Japan. However, the need to protect yourself from mosquito bites is still important if you want to enjoy a good night‘s sleep or being disrupted from your daily activities because of an annoying and hungry mosquito. There are several excellent mosquito products on the market that you can use to repel and kill mosquitoes.
This is a hanging repellant plate that works great for outdoors because it is not affected by rain.
To use, remove the protective film. Insert the cartridge into the device, making sure that it fits properly and is not sticking out. Avoid touching the inner plate directly but if you happen to do so, wash well with soap and water.
Hang wherever necessary but make sure the hook is secure.
Keep away from high temperatures and poor ventilated areas
There are many other types of bugs and insects in Japan. There are spiders, mosquitoes flies, and other bugs that may prove to be a pest. Fortunately, you are not alone and there are ways to deal with any sort of pest. There are products similar to what was described above available to deal with almost any kind of pest you may encounter. If you have problems with any kind of bug, please check your local supermarket or drug store for an appropriate product to take care of the issue.
One thing to note is that bugs are often attracted by food so be sure that you always clean up your living areas and make sure trash is securely sealed up. If possible, it may be helpful to keep your garbage stored in a tightly sealed trashcan outside your apartment or house.
We hope these suggestions will help you to have bug-free living in Tokyo!
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