With the new year just around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking about resolutions. Every year people make promises to lose weight, exercise more, spend less money, quit smoking or live their life to the fullest. But what about making some resolutions that will be good for you and your home? Today we’ll look at some healthy habits to start in the new year that will benefit your life while keeping the critters out.

Keep Your Kitchen Clean

Pests love food. They love the uneaten kind that gets stuck to your dishes and the crumbs that fall on the ground. If you make a new year’s resolution such as: not allowing the dishes to sit in the sink, immediately wiping down the counter after cooking, and sweeping up the floor on a regular basis, not only will you feel better about having a cleaner kitchen, but you are also much less likely to be bothered by pests. If you’re having problems with pests in your kitchen or in any other part of your house, contact Earthwise Pest Management today for a free quote.

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

Now this sounds like a new year’s resolution! Eat your fruits and veggies, and you’ll be happier and healthier in the new year. But an added bonus is that you won’t have overripe fruits and veggies on your counter to attract critters. Have you ever noticed that the riper the fruit, the stronger the scent it gives off? Well your pests have noticed too. Eating your fruits and veggies while they’re fresh keeps you healthy, and reduces the risk of welcoming unwanted pests. 

Take Out the Trash 

Nobody likes stinky trash smelling up their house. Well, actually, there are plenty of pests and critters that love it. Don’t allow trash to pile up, especially food waste. Making this your new year’s resolution will ensure that your house is smelling and looking great and will help keep those pesky critters outside where they belong.

Vacuum More Often

Dirt, dust, and food crumbs get lost in your carpet very easily. Your carpet may look clean, but without vacuuming at least a couple of times a week, you never know what could be hiding in there. Making a resolution to vacuum more often can reduce the allergens present in your house and, at the same time, reduce a possible food source for pests.

Reduce Your Clutter

Clutter around the house happens so easily, especially if you have roommates, a spouse or children. Cleaning up clutter can make you feel better and refresh your space. So whether as your resolution you want to get rid of some items that you no longer need or just want to make sure things get put in their proper place, you will have a dual results that are hard to beat. By removing clutter, you are reducing the amount of places that potential pests could hide in your house.

Clean Up Your Yard

Keeping your yard clean can be a lot of work, but it is also very rewarding to walk out the door to a yard that is organized and peaceful. If you have wood items lying around your yard, you could be attracting pests like termites, while standing water can attract mosquitoes. Keeping your yard clean will not only make you and your neighbors feel better, but it will also keep some of those pests away.

Still Having Pest Problems in Sacramento? Contact Earthwise Pest Management Today!

No matter how clean you keep your kitchen, how often you vacuum, or much you have reduced your clutter, sometimes pests can still find their way into your home. If you’re having any pest related issues in your Sacramento home, contact Earthwise Pest Management and let us professionally rid you of your critters and pests!