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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.


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Of Mice And Mess: Pest Control Solutions For Hoarder Homes

Jennie Lucas

To infest a home, pests need three things: shelter, food, and water. A hoarder's home usually has all of these things in abundance. If you—or someone you know—have a cluttered home, there is a good chance that you have pests too. If pests are running amok amidst the clutter, you need the help of a pest control service.

Pests that love cluttered homes

Clutter provides shelter for all manner of pests, both insects and animals. The most common pests that reside in hoarder homes are:

  • Bats
  • Bed bugs
  • Beetles
  • Cockroaches
  • Fleas
  • Flies
  • Rodents (mice and rats)
  • Spiders
  • Termites

Many of these pests feed on each other, so the presence of one pest can attract other pests. Some pests, such as fleas and bed bugs also feed on humans. So as well as the mental toll pest infestation in a cluttered home can take, you also have to deal with physical issues like diseases and itchy bites.

The problem with clutter and pests is that the clutter prevents you from finding and eradicating pests. Clutter also hides maintenance issues like holes and cracks in walls and windows that may be allowing pests to enter your home.

Fortunately, with some planning and professional help, you can eradicate both the clutter and the pests.

Arrange a pest inspection

Arranging a pest inspection before you remove the clutter from your home can help to identify pests and the clutter that attracts those pests. For instance, paper attracts termites, cockroaches, and beetles. A pest inspector can help to identify pests and problem areas in your home.

Remove the clutter

To eradicate the pests in your home, you'll need to hire a rubbish removal service. Be wary about moving items from your home into other homes or buildings, as those items may be infested with pests.

Treat the pests

With your home free of clutter, a pest controller can identify pests and their hiding places. They can then place traps and perform spot treatments to eradicate those pests.

Carry out maintenance

Pest controllers can also help you to identify areas where pests may be entering your home, such as broken windows, pipes, or cracks in walls. With the clutter gone, you can carry out the necessary maintenance on your home to prevent pests from gaining access in the future.

Monitor and manage pests

Some pests often return to an area they infested previously. For instance, subterranean termites may find a new access point into your home after you have removed them from one area. A pest control company can monitor your home for returning pests, using traps and baiting stations to keep your home pest free in the future.

A hoarder home can become a haven for all manner of pests. If you suspect that your cluttered home is harboring pests, use the steps in this article to eradicate the clutter and the pests for good. 

For more information about mouse removal, contact a local company.