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Keep Bugs Out with this Simple Checklist

Keep Bugs Out with this Simple Checklist

Got Bugs? Along with a regular pest control service, you can keep them out by following this checklist:

Home Interior

  • Clean up leftover food and dirty dishes immediately.
  • Fix leaky faucets and appliances.
  • Eliminate clutter, especially on the floor, in the kitchen, and near appliances.
  • Store trash properly in a can with a tight-fitted lid.
  • Remove trash to the outside can as often as possible.
  • Cover power outlets (pests love hiding here!)
  • Empty your vacuum frequently into a sealed trash receptacle outside.
  • Allow sinks, tubs, and showers to dry completely.
  • Sweep frequently; mopping is encouraged.

Home Exterior

  • Seal cracks and openings around the exterior of your home.
  • Routinely remove debris and trash from your yard.
  • Add screens to your exterior doors and windows.
  • Trade your white light bulbs for yellow, they attract less pests.
  • Inspect for damp areas or places that hold stagnant water. Keep these areas dry and free of pooling water.
  • Clean your outside trash can when empty and make sure lid closes securely.

Pet Owner Tips

  • Wash your pets regularly and always check for fleas and ticks.
  • Store pet food in a tightly sealed container (preferably a metal container, if outside).
  • Routinely sanitize pet toys and food/water bowls.

Other Tips

  • Avoid using moving blankets from moving companies.
  • Be mindful of where you put down bags/purses (bugs will crawl in and follow you home).
  • Inspect hotel rooms before settling in and inspect luggage before returning home.
  • Break down and remove old cardboard boxes.
  • Store important documents in secure containers with a sealed lid.
  • Discard unnecessary items such as linens, clothing, paper products, and food.
  • Water is the key to life. Standing water must not be tolerated; wet or damp areas should be mitigated immediately. Refer to our mosquito control protocol here.

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Photo credit: National Pest Management Association