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Pest Management for Residents
Pest Prevention Strategies
Pesticides can harm humans, pets, and the environment. Prevention is the secret to safe and effective pest management. Pesticides should be considered only as a last resort. To prevent pest problems, the key words are food, water, shelter, and access. Learn more about pest prevention strategies.
Controlling Pests in Your Home - What You Can Do
Use plain soapy water to kill crawling insects and clean up ant trails. Seal out pests for good. If pests persist, use ant or cockroach baits instead of sprays. Learn more about controlling insect pests in your house.
Choosing a Pest Control Company
To choose a pest control company, determine which ones practice a prevention-based, least toxic approach, and ask the right questions before hiring. Learn more about choosing a pest control company.
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