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Last Updated: February 27, 2019


Pests: IPM Clean

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Big Idea: Clean!

Talking Points:

Clean – What do you think are elements of clean?

  • closed lid trash can; Take out trash and recycling daily when dealing with an infestation.
  • Store dry food, pet food, bird seed in tightly covered containers
  • clean counters (daily) and floors (weekly)
  • food storage
  • Store trash can away from house
  • Do not leave dirty dishes out overnight.
  • Store food in tightly sealed containers or bags.
  • Do not store cardboard inside.
  • Keep cupboards organized to reduce shelter.
  • If you are cleaning up pest droppings, use vinegar of 1 part bleach to 10 parts water solution, gloves, paper towels

CDC: Cleaning Up After Rodents;
IPM For Homes

Categories: Pest/Pesticides