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How to Organize Your Home to Keep Bugs Out

Thursday, August 11, 2022

 

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Organizing your home correctly is one of the easiest ways to keep it bug-free. Bugs like to crawl from outside and into homes.

The more organized your home is, the less likely it is for bugs to find things to eat and areas in which to hide.

Keeping your home organized can be a hassle especially if it is a large one. However, it is entirely possible. Here are some tips that will help you to keep your home organized so you can keep the pests out.

Use Sealed Containers

Storing items in sealed containers is one of the best ways to make sure that you keep bugs out of your home. Use airtight containers that are suitable to prevent insects from smelling food and being attracted to your home.

Sealed containers are one of the best options especially in your pantry and in cupboards where you store food. This will help to prevent insects from taking over your kitchen.

Raise Storage Boxes

Pests like to hide in storage boxes so one of the best ways to make sure that you keep them out of your home is to lift the boxes off the ground as much as possible. In this way, it will be difficult for them to find hiding spots anywhere.

Keeping your storage boxes off the floor also means that you'll be able to clean under and around them a lot easier.

Avoid Cardboard Boxes

If you have cardboard boxes in your home this should be avoided. Bugs love to eat cardboard boxes and they will chew through them very quickly. Instead what you should do is use plastic containers to keep pets away from your home.

It's always best to purchase containers that you can see through so that you can store your rice, pasta, and your beans in easy-to-see-through containers. This way you can know if bugs are making a home in them.
 
First In First Out Storage

Having a first in first out rule when it comes to storage is essential if you want to keep things organized and bugs at bay. Use the old items that you have stored first. The only way to know for sure is to date everything that you store.

This way you can keep things organized and use the older things before the newer ones. It also ensures that you don't have too many sweets or items in your kitchen or pantry that linger too long. It can cause bugs to be more attracted to your kitchen, especially during the summer months and you may have to call in an exterminator to help with the problem.

Get Organized

Keeping your home organized is one of the most important things you can do. Making sure that you store items correctly and decrease clutter can help to keep bugs out of your home.

It is important to remember that bugs like areas that are cluttered have food and humidity. Keeping things organized is a great way to make sure that your home does not fall victim to any kind of pest infestation, especially during the summer months.



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