Pest Control - Easy Step For Prevention And Management: Good Sanitation
We all know that pests can accumulate in houses, garden sheds, buildings and other infrastructures as well as in crops. We may do so many things to prevent pest control methods but then one cannot really do much with pests. Once they infest, we can do something about it to solve the problem then watch out that they don’t come back and if the pests come back do something about it. Prevention is indeed the best method to do to prevent pest infestation and one way you can do it is through maintenance of good sanitation. We ourselves must be consistent in practicing it not only to prevent and manage pest infestation but for our own benefit as well for our health maintenance and disease prevention.
Good sanitation can prevent and remove the breeding grounds of pests by way of proper waste management. Garbage provide food and shelter to many pests. First of all, the biodegradable wastes and the non biodegradable wastes should be properly segregated. Biodegradable wastes which come from plant and animal sources should be properly handled by placing in well-sealed plastic or garbage containers in the house and eliminated from the house as soon as possible so as to prevent the pests coming into then and feasting on them. The non-biological wastes can also be breeding places of pests such as the boxes, papers and plastics and should also be discarded appropriately. Communities should maintain practicing good garbage collection and disposal at all times to have less pest problems such as with rats, cockroaches, mosquitoes, flies and etc. Aside from that, still waters should be drained accordingly as they can be breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Another important thing to do is to consistently clean the inside and outside areas of the house or the building. General cleaning must be a done as many times as necessary. Outside the house, garden sheds buildings, sweep off the dried fallen leaves which can cause termites to eat on them. Keep the surroundings clean at all times. Trim shrubs and trees that may be breeding places for pests. Inside the house or any infrastructures, sweep the floor and dust the furniture. Sweep the ceilings to prevent spiders from accumulating in them.
Good sanitation practices also include removing grocery sacks between the refrigerator and counter, throwing away old products made of grains which have been placed in cabinets and pantries for such can invite pests. Watch out also that the soils for house plants are pest free. Watch out on old dried flower arrangement. As much as possible, keep storage items at least three feet away from the interior and exterior foundation walls leaving a room for inspection and performing any necessary pest control measures. Before bringing things inside, check out for bugs and rodents. Keep things in order at all times, avoid clutter for pests can dwell in clutters. Never store firewood inside and keep the chimney flue shut, unless there is fire in the fire place. When you have pets such as cats and dogs, maintain their proper hygiene as well.
Cleanliness is next to godliness. Being clean at all times can keep the house and any infrastructures pest-free as well as healthy living environment for humans. Maintaining cleanliness can be done just by anyone and will not incur costs. But if there is already a pest infestation and you cannot handle it anymore, do not hesitate to call on your trusted pest control services provider. Pest control management is a joint activity between you and the professional pest control provider. For indeed, maintaining the cleanliness of the house or any infrastructure is a direct responsibility of the homeowners or the owners of the infrastructures.