Pests love dark, cluttered areas with plenty of “free” nesting materials. They will happily take up residence in these areas and wreak havoc in the process.
Get rid of Clutter – that is easier said than done. It’s human nature to accumulate stuff. We buy it, use it, and where do we put it – in the garage, basement, attic, or storage unit. This is especially true after the holidays when many people take down their decorations only to stash them in a box in the corner of some area of the house. We intend to “get around to organizing it” eventually.
This is the reality of living a busy life. However, an unintended problem arises, pests! They love dark, cluttered areas with plenty of “free” nesting materials. Mice and rats will happily take up residence in these areas and wreak havoc in the process.
According to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), “Clutter provides places for pests to breed and hide and makes it hard to get rid of them. “If your home is cluttered, you are more likely to have issues with pests.
How to Declutter
Here are a few things you can do to make it easier when getting rid of clutter.
- Don’t feel guilty about throwing away gifts from others or things with memories attached if this process will make you happier in your home and will contribute to less Clutter.
- Instead of discarding the items, try finding them a new home. This will ease your thoughts about parting with sentimental value items. Donate, sell on vintage markets or find a family member or friend that might want it.
- If you have multiple, only keep one. For example, if you have inherited your great aunt’s collection of porcelain elephants, save the one you like the most and give the rest away.
- Try to avoid procrastinating and postponing this emotionally charged task – which you might, since it is not easy to do – by setting a clear timeframe and clearing your schedule for that day. Treat sentimental decluttering like an important event.
Residential Pest Control
If you discover a pest problem, contact Titan Pest & Wildlife Solutions. We utilize integrated pest management (IPM). It is a safe, effective, and economical way to control pests while protecting your health and the environment.
Conventional pest control involves the routine application of pesticides. In contrast, IPM programs take advantage of all pest management tactics. It is not a single control method but involves integrating multiple control methods.
The four principles of a successful IPM program include:
- Pest identification
- Eliminate water and food sources and shelter
Not only is an integrated pest management system healthier for people because it doesn’t create exposure to chemicals and toxins, but it is also a much less expensive way to eliminate and prevent pest problems. Instead of spending a large amount of money on bug sprays and toxins, the system is typically maintenance-free once the issue is addressed.
Pest Control in St. Louis & Kansas City
We are a full-service pest control company in St. Louis & Kansas City and offer a wide range of practical, safe, and humane solutions that are designed to protect your home and family from unwanted pests. Contact Titan Pest & Wildlife today!