Health Tip: Keep Pests Away

(HealthDay News) -- Keeping your home clean and tidy can help keep pests away without the use of pesticides.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services offers these suggestions:

  • Wash dishes shortly after you finish eating, and wipe down counter tops.

  • Empty indoor trash cans daily, storing trash in secure cans outdoors.

  • Store sugar, cereals, cookies and crackers in containers with sealed lids.

  • Promptly repair any plumbing leaks.

  • Caulk windows, replace broken siding, install screens on vents and windows, and make sure doors fit well.