Clean Living: Why It Does Not Guarantee Freedom From Pests

May 9, 2022
Clean Living: Why It Does Not Guarantee Freedom From Pests

To prevent pests from infiltrating your home, you probably have read through various pest prevention resources that tell you that cleanliness is one of the best things that you can do for your house. While it is true to a certain extent due to the fact that most pests are attracted to unclean elements such as rotting food or animal waste, it is still not a guarantee that your home will be thoroughly safe from a potential pest infestation. Why is this so, you might ask?

There are a few reasons why cleanliness does not assure a pest-free home, such as the following;

There are a plethora of pests

Chances are, the kind of pests that first come to one’s mind when they hear the phrase ‘pests at home’ are the ones that consume foods that humans enjoy as well; these pests could be rats, cockroaches, or flies. However, it would be good to keep in mind that they are not the only pests that can compromise the living quality of your home – enter destructive pests.

Destructive pests are mostly the ones that eat away at the very material that makes up your home, specifically termites. Your home can be spotless, but the very thing they are attracted to – wood – unfortunately, does not get affected by your cleaning efforts.

Pests infest for sustenance, and then more

While most pests invade to sustain themselves with the resources found in most homes, that is not the case for other pests as there are others that are merely seeking a suitable environment to breed. These pests are often referred to as ‘nuisance pests’ since they cause little to no damage but rather pose an inconvenience.

Nuisance pests are often bees and wasps that consider the ceiling of your home (or any area for that matter) a comfortable and safe environment to live in. With that taken into consideration, the cleanliness of your abode does not make certain that your house would not be home to these nuisance pests.

How does one effectively deal with pests? 

As there are various types of pests, all of which can infest your home for numerous varying reasons, there are also different ways that you can deal with them. For starters, cleaning your home as much as possible is still ideal, so you do not invite pests after food and waste materials. However, on top of that, you can consider taking extra steps to prevent the ones with different motivations.

To prevent termites, you should see to it that the wood materials in your house are kept dry as moisture can be very inviting for them. As with bees or wasps, you can prevent them from entering the home by using essential oils such as peppermint, citronella, lavender, or thyme; wiping these essential oils around the house can ward off nuisance pests looking for a place to nest.


Cleaning the house is still an essential factor in ensuring the possibility of pests in your home remains low, but implementing extra steps could further help you in pursuit of a pest-free abode! However, suppose you suspect that an infestation is already in place. In that case, engaging in professional pest control in Singapore is the best thing you could do for the safety of your loved ones and your home to effectively have both destructive and nuisance pests controlled.

If you are looking for a company that can help you with your concerns regarding pest infestations, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at PestClinic! As pest control experts, we dedicate ourselves to providing professional solutions to a variety of pest problems, ranging from mosquito aerial spraying to termite inspection in Singapore. Call us today at +65 6397 5677 to learn more.

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