University of Maryland Extension

Keeping Pest-Free

Bugs, rodents, and other pests can cause more harm to your home than you would think. Exposure to pests, like mice and cockroaches, can be related to asthma, and using pesticides can just cause further problems. No one wants pests in their home, so make sure your house less inviting.    

Quick tips to make your home less inviting for all pests:

  1. Seal cracks and crevices with copper mesh, expanding foam, or caulk.
  2. Keep food in sealed containers and clean crumbs and remains.
  3. Repair leaks and dripping faucets.
  4. Use trash containers with sealable covers.
  5. Remove clutter to reduce hiding places for bugs and rodents.
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