You cannot avoid pests – after all, there are billions of them in the world, and they don’t die out easily!
But one thing’s for sure – pests don’t belong inside your home. While pest control is an efficient way to ward off pests from your home, there are some simple things you can label as the precaution before the cure.
Take these easy steps to keep your home pest-free in the first place, so that you don’t have to resort to pest control in the end. Even if you do, you can simply hire house cleaning services to get you sorted!
1. Keep a clean kitchen
Do you know where pests love to roam around? In a cluttered, damp environment! And if you don’t have a clean kitchen, this is the first place where you’ll find the pests happily thriving.
Keep your kitchen countertops, under-cabinets, stove-tops and racks spic and span. Avoid cluttering your kitchen space with too much food or dirty utensils in the kitchen sink.
This will surely help you reduce or limit the number of pests in your house. If you struggle to keep your home/kitchen clean, you can always recruit a maid service to help you out!
2. Keep a clean bathroom
A clean bathroom is not just a pest-free bathroom, but also a hygienic bathroom! Imagine how many insects and pests must thrive on that hair-clogged drain, that uncleaned toilet pot, or that moss-covered curtain!
Your bathroom is the place where you sanitize yourself against harmful bacteria. It will do you more harm if your bathroom is also the place where pests live and thrive.
So, keep a clean bathroom by scrubbing and sanitizing the walls, floor, sink, toilet, and the curtains – this will not let any pests survive in your bathroom.
3. Don’t allow stale and stagnant water inside your home
Stale and stagnant water perpetuates the survival and growth of numerous water-borne illnesses, and even pests.
Keep the empty buckets in your bathrooms and toilets dry. Drain all stagnant water from the edges of the flower-pots. Keep a bucket under your AC if it’s the one to eliminate water, and throw away the water as soon as the bucket is full.
By removing every drop of stagnant water from your house, you are snatching away the pests’ chances of surviving and breeding in your house.
4. Get rid of clutter
This goes without saying – pests thrive and hide behind piles of clutter. If your house is unkept and filled with clutter, clean it now.
Get rid of all the things you don’t need. Organize your stuff in a neat manner. Deep clean your house at least once a month.
If you are frightened at the thought of cleaning an entire home by yourself, hire a cleaning service.
But understand this simple rule – a clean house will rarely attract pests and insects.
So, there we are! Just follow some simple steps to clean your house, get rid of pests, and lead a healthy life with your loved ones.
Article Submitted By Community Writer