Tuesday Tips: Declutter Regularly to Keep Pests Away

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Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Tips from Paragon Pest Control! Today, we're tackling a simple yet effective method to keep your home pest-free: regular decluttering. While it might seem unrelated at first, the state of your home plays a crucial role in preventing pest infestations.

The Link Between Clutter and Pests:

Pests, including rodents, insects, and spiders, are always in search of two things: shelter and food. Cluttered homes provide the perfect environment for these unwanted guests. Piles of clothes, stacks of papers, and crowded storage areas offer excellent hiding spots for pests.

Benefits of Decluttering:

  • Reduces Hiding Spots: Less clutter means fewer places for pests to hide and breed.

  • Easier to Spot Pest Issues: When your space is organized, it's easier to notice signs of pest infestation early on.

  • Enhances Overall Cleanliness: Regular cleaning and decluttering go hand in hand, contributing to a healthier living environment.

Practical Decluttering Tips:

  • Start Small: Begin with one area at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

  • Regular Cleaning Schedules: Incorporate decluttering into your weekly cleaning routine.

  • Proper Storage Solutions: Use sealed containers to store items, especially in basements, attics, and garages.

  • Donate or Dispose of Unneeded Items: Regularly assess your belongings and remove items you no longer need.

  • Involve the Family: Make decluttering a family activity to maintain a clean and organized home.


Decluttering may seem like a chore, but it's a powerful tool in your pest prevention arsenal. By keeping your home organized and clutter-free, you minimize the risk of pest infestations, contributing to a safer, healthier living space.

For more insights on pest prevention and to learn about our pest control solutions, visit Paragon Pest Control.