How to avoid pests at home?

Keeping pests and insects away from your home is a very difficult task. Pesticides are harmful not only for pests, but sometimes for humans also. Prevention is always a better idea. Here are a few tips to help you keep pests, rodents and other insects away from your house.

  • Make sure the house and its surroundings are always clean and dry. Do not let water stagnate in the neighborhood. Make sure there are no rubbish or dry leaves piled up in the area surrounding your house.
  • Keep your garbage can closed and dispose garbage as frequently as possible. Do not throw organic waste along with other rubbish. Store them separately and dispose them off as and when they accumulate.
  • Store ripe fruits and other eatables in the fridge, in tightly closed containers.
  • Sweep your floor regularly and keep the kitchen and bathroom floor dry.
  • If you have a pet, comb it frequently and wash its bedding regularly.
  • Seal and cracks or crevices on the floor, ceiling, and walls as and when they occur. This will prevent entry of insects and pests through them.
  • Avoid taking food to areas other than the kitchen and dining area. Minimizing spillage of food can help avid pests and insects.

Though there are many methods to eradicate pests, preventing their entry is a smarter way. Using these tips, you can easily prevent pests, insects and rodents from establishing their colony in your house.

 

Tips for Garbage Disposal

We are living in a period where extensive environment conservation is required. The small steps that we take at home can go a long way in helping keep the planet clean and green. One of the most basic ways to begin is by sorting out the garbage and disposing them properly. Following are the various categories under which you can segregate and sort the garbage at your home.

  • Paper and cardboard
  1. Save newspapers separately. Remove any glossy leaflets or inserts from them.
  2. Pamphlets, magazines, glossy papers, phone books, envelopes and paper used in packaging can be stored together.
  3. Make sure there are no materials other than paper. Remove any rubber bands or plastic wrappers.
  4. Store cardboards and other thick papers separately. They are of higher recycle value than other kinds of paper.
  •  Plastic
  1. Plastic goods are grading differently according to their quality. However, it is wise to store them according to according to variety.
  2. Plastic bottles of all sizes can be stored together. Store plastic cans, cartons and plastic bags separately without any overlapping.
  • Glass
  1. Glass materials are usually recycled according to their color. Even then, it is safe to separate bottles from tube lights, bulb, mirrors, and sheet glass.
  • Aluminum, Steel and Copper
  1. Tin cans that contained food have to be rinsed and dried.
  2. Aluminum foil, copper and bronze articles can be stored together for recycling.
  • Electronic Goods
  1. In case computers and mobile phones are in working condition, they can be sold or donated. If they are not, most companies encourage customers to return their products to the manufacturer. Alternatively, you can also deposit it at a local recycling station. There are a number of recycling stations all over the country.
  2. It is advisable to dispose batteries at a Hazardous Waste Collection site.

Our responsibility doesn’t stop with segregating the garbage. We must also encourage people who collect garbage to dispose them in the same way. This small act by each one of us can save the planet a few more years.