Ways to Eliminate Pests Without a Pesticide
organized. Clutter is the number one reason for pest infestations.
Clutter provides cockroaches, ants, spiders, and mice
with an undisturbed breeding habitat.
rid of cardboard. Cardboard boxes, particularly in kitchen
areas, provide a favorite living place for cockroaches.
all food products in sealed, plastic containers. Good
food storage practices will discourage mice, cockroaches,
and other pests from living in your kitchen.
all doors, windows and cracks and crevices. Sealing the
building provides energy savings and denies pests entry.
Clean deep. Sanitation is the key to eliminating flies
Purdue University IPM Technical Resource
Artwork by Karen Thornton