Tuesday Tips: Mastering Proper Trash Disposal for a Pest-Free Home

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Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Tips from Paragon Pest Control! This week, we're diving into a crucial aspect of pest prevention – proper trash disposal. Incorrect waste management is a major attractant for pests like rodents and insects. Let's explore how you can tackle this issue effectively.

The Importance of Proper Trash Disposal:

Garbage, especially when not properly contained, can be a beacon for pests. Rodents, flies, and roaches are always on the lookout for food, and your trash can be a feast for them. Proper disposal and management of waste are key to keeping these unwanted guests away.

Tips for Effective Trash Management:

  • Tight-Fitting Lids: Ensure that all your garbage bins, both inside and outside your home, have lids that fit snugly. This prevents pests from accessing the trash and deters them from lingering.

  • Regular Trash Removal: Don't let your garbage pile up. Regularly empty the bins, ideally on a daily basis for indoor bins, and ensure that outdoor bins are emptied on the designated collection days.

  • Clean Bins Regularly: Residue and lingering odors in bins can attract pests. Cleaning your garbage bins regularly helps eliminate these attractants.

  • Secure Bagging: Always bag your trash securely before disposing of it in bins. This additional layer of protection helps contain odors and waste material.

  • Consider Composting: Organic waste like food scraps can be composted. This not only reduces the amount of trash but also is an eco-friendly way to manage waste.


Proper trash disposal is a simple yet effective step in maintaining a pest-free home. By implementing these tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of pest infestations. Remember, prevention is key in pest management.

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