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Health Tip: Keep Pests Away

Don't leave dirty dishes in the sink

(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.
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