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New Year, New Pest Busting Habits

With a New Year just around the corner, now is the time to implement new habits. This should include the habit of keeping your home pest free. But how do you do this? With these pest busting tips you’ll learn how to keep pests out the house and make sure they don’t return any time soon.

Pest busting cleaning tips for the New Year

To start your pest busting resolutions, you should get into the habit of yearly deep cleaning. Once you’ve cleaned your house from top to bottom, make sure to maintain this level of cleanliness. Too many people become complacent and neglect to deep clean their home. Sadly, this is what eventually attracts pests.

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When doing a pest busting clean, make sure to go into every corner and crevice. Pests love to hide in nooks and crannies such as these, so make sure to concentrate on them. Another big problem that many people have is clutter. This will also attract pests, because clutter gives them places to hide. All clutter should be removed, or packed into storage. You’ll probably find that most of the clutter in your home is actually unneeded, and can be thrown away.

Pest proofing is another important resolution

The most important task when pest busting is to seal up cracks leading from the exterior to the interior of your home. Even the smallest cracks and gaps provide a common entry point for pests, so do a thorough inspection and fix any holes. Also, make sure to look at your roof when doing this. Large pests like rats and squirrels can gain access via that route.

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Some houses also have a problem with moth control. The best way to prevent this is by routinely checking your cupboards for these pests. While doing so, you should also clean your cupboards and set moth traps. Moths are attracted to old sweat held in clothes, so make sure to launder your stored garments well before relocating them to sealed, moth proof containers. A hot wash also helps to destroy their eggs and any larvae that may be present.

Finally, you need to understand that pests are primarily attracted to food. This means you need to practice good habits in the kitchen. Keep all bins sealed, and empty them as often as possible. Also, store your food correctly. All food should be in sealed jars or tubs and placed in cupboards which close firmly. Each of the above ideas is a good habit to maintain this New Year, and will to keep all minds of pests out of the home.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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