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  • Aug 26, 2014
Being Proactive in Your Home's Pest Control

Having a pest problem is not fun.

It’s not just that having creepy crawlies in your house is uncomfortable, but the process of getting rid of them can be expensive and time consuming. Not to mention the embarrassment you may feel when your neighbors see a very conspicuous truck with a giant bug painted on it parked in front of your house. Avoid the hassle altogether and be proactive in your home’s pest control.

The following steps can help decrease your home’s chance of having a pest problem.

  1. Clean, clean, clean - There is no better step in pest control than to clean your house often and thoroughly. Leaving dishes in the sink for an extended period of time invites bugs to come make themselves at home. Cockroaches especially enjoy dirty dishes and standing water.

     

  2. Take out the trash - Food scraps and garbage bins attract almost every kind of pest around. Even if the trash can isn’t full or doesn’t seem to stink, emptying trashcans frequently is important in preemptive pest control.
     
  3. Store your food - Keep food sealed in tight air-lock containers and avoid leaving open, unfinished containers of food out in the open.
     
  4. Get rid of your old newspapers and magazines - Cockroaches and some types of ants like to eat paper and cardboard, so don’t leave old stacks of paper products lying around-- recycle them as soon as you’re done with them.
     
  5. Seal your home - Just like you wouldn’t leave the front door open for anyone to enter, seal the cracks and holes that would let the bugs freely enter.

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