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Hygiene as a method of pest control.
When houses and yards are kept clean, there is no food for pests and nowhere for them to live and breed, and this in turn means that there are few pests.
Pests can be controlled by practising good hygiene in the following ways:
Clean up after meals. Put food scraps in the bin, and wash and dry plates, cups, glasses, cutlery and cooking pots after use.
Put all rubbish into the bin
Wrap all food scraps tightly in paper before putting them in the bin
Keep all the benches, cupboards and floors clean and free of food scraps
Regularly clean behind stoves, refrigerators and other household appliances
Keep food in containers with tight-fitting lids
Use the toilet properly. Make sure that all urine and faeces goes into the pedestal pan and that the toilet is flushed after use. Toilet paper is the only kind of paper that should be flushed down the toilet.
Make sure the toilet is clean and the cistern works correctly
Make sure that all septic tanks and leach drains are well sealed
Make sure that the community rubbish tip is operated correctly with the rubbish being buried regularly
Use flyscreens to stop pests entering the house and seal holes around pipes
There is little point to having a pesticide program to control domestic pests if the relevant hygiene factors are not addressed as well. The pests will soon return if good hygiene is not maintained. Source: Dept of Health