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Preventive Pest Control


Follow these tips for helping to keep your home pest-free:

  • Wipe all spills immediately with soapy water. Using just a wet cloth could leave a scent that attracts pests.
  • Keep countertops dry. Ants and roaches need only a limited water supply to survive, and the smallest patch could be an oasis for these pests.
  • Keep trash cans closed. Lingering smells can attract pests and an open container could serve as a breeding ground.Pest Photo
  • Store food in sealed containers. Mice and rats can chew through cardboard.
  • Beat the bedbugs if you travel. Check hotel headboards, mattresses and box springs for bedbugs and dark blood spots. Hang all clothing. Leave nothing lying on the bed or furniture. Store luggage far from the bed. When you get home, leave luggage outside until it’s been thoroughly inspected.

If you suspect a pest problem or you want to prevent one, call a professional.


Preventive Pest Control:  Created on November 18th, 2012.  Last Modified on January 21st, 2014


About IEHA


The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) is a 3,200-plus member organization for housekeeping management. Executive housekeepers are managers that direct housekeeping programs in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities, including upscale hotels, hospitals, schools, and other public places. The non-profit was founded in 1930 in New York City, and is now located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of the state’s capitol.