03 May Why Pests Love Your Mess
When you come home after a long day, do you always put everything away where it belongs? Have you recycled all of your old newspapers and cardboard boxes? Do you always wipe off the counters after eating? Most people answer no to these questions — which is exactly what ants, and mice and other pests like to hear!
Not everyone has energy to keep their homes free of clutter, but prioritizing this keeps out unwanted visitors. No, we don’t mean your nosey neighbor from down the street, we’re talking about pests.
Clutter attracts pests looking for shelter. From ants to mice to rodents clutter loves company. Pests love to hide in piles of old newspapers, cardboard boxes left in the garage and piles of dirty clothes you forgot to throw in the hamper.
Pests love the leftover food you forgot to clean up. Making sure dishes and counters are cleaned, and trash is emptied help keep the pests out. One thing to remember when dealing with these unwanted visitors, is that once one moves in, assume that more will follow.
Although pest control isn’t a lot of people’s main concern, there are a few easy habits to get into that help prevent pests from becoming a problem in your home. Make sure to remove anything with food residue on it. Food always attracts pests.
Stay organized and stop leaving clutter all around your home. Sometimes after a long day it’s easy to throw everything into a pile and hope it puts itself away. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Putting everything away takes up more of your down time, but in the end, this keeps those unwanted pests out.
We all know the rooms we’ve neglected over the years. Our garage, attics, and basements are home to boxes of junk we never touch. These rooms potentially house bugs you never knew existed.
Over the years, it’s easy to accumulate a lot of stuff. Lots of stuff leads to clutter, which leads to a home for pests. Staying organized helps prevent unwanted pests from invading your home.