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Common household pests and how to combat them

Common household pests and how to combat them

Are you looking for a way to combat the most popular household pests? Besides the obvious answer of calling your local pest control company for preventative treatment, here are some tips and tricks to avoid a household pest take over.

Keeping your home clean and tidy is always going to be the top of a list to keep away the pests. If you store your dry foods in containers with lids in the pantry, make sure those lids are tight avoiding crumbs and collection of food bits wherever you can and make sure your trash cans are also emptied and covered. These tips will keep rats and mice away.

To avoid the common household pest, bedbugs, make sure to look over your mattress regularly to inspect for their existence in your home. Try not to purchase used furniture, and if you do, make sure it is inspected carefully and thoroughly prior to bringing into your home.

Seal any and all gaps to your home around plumbing and windows to help keep the cockroaches out. Cockroaches are one of the most common household pests throughout the world. Keep a clean home, make sure to inspect often, and double check those cracks and holes to insure your safety from a cockroach infestation.

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