Basic home habits for Pest Prevention

Jan 10, 2019 | pest control

I hate housework. That being said, I hate seeing pests in my home like silverfish, spiders and other bugs even more.  I make sure to include 4 basic home habits for pest prevention that makes a difference:

  • Clear away leftover food
  • Wipe down counters
  • Pick up dirty laundry from the floor
  • Vacuum regularly to pick up food crumbs

Clear away leftover food. Pests are constantly searching for an easy meal. Remove or cover food from kitchen counters. The scent from leftover food will attract pests to your kitchen or other areas where dirty dishes may have been left out. Flies, ants, and cockroaches are highly attracted to leftover food on dishes. Put your dishes straight into the dishwasher or wash and dry them by hand.

Wipe down counter areas to remove the scent trail scout pests leave behind that keep pests returning to the same areas. Clean up food or liquid spills as soon as they occur with warm, soapy water.

Remind family members to pick up dirty laundry from the floors and place in hampers. Many pests will be attracted to soiled laundry and even residual body odors left behind. Everyone should share in these chores as everyone benefits.

Vacuum regularly. To discourage pest infestations, make vacuuming part of your normal daily routine to pick up food crumbs and potentially suck up any pest eggs left behind. Be sure to empty the container after cleaning as well to avoid pests getting out and back into your home.

These 4 basic home habits for pest prevention will go a long way in securing a pest-free environment.

Ultimately it takes a combined family effort of routine daily cleaning to reduce the pest population in your home. If you are having pest issues beyond your control, call or contact Bio-Tech Pest Control at 281-296-6022.

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