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5 Ways to Eliminate Pests Without a Pesticide

  1. Get organized. Clutter is the number one reason for pest infestations. Clutter provides cockroaches, ants, spiders, and mice with an undisturbed breeding habitat.

  2. Get rid of cardboard. Cardboard boxes, particularly in kitchen areas, provide a favorite living place for cockroaches.

  3. Keep all food products in sealed, plastic containers. Good food storage practices will discourage mice, cockroaches, and other pests from living in your kitchen.

  4. Seal all doors, windows and cracks and crevices. Sealing the building provides energy savings and denies pests entry.

  5. Clean deep. Sanitation is the key to eliminating flies and ants.

Purdue University IPM Technical Resource Center

Artwork by Karen Thornton