Your garbage bin area can be a welcoming breeding ground for all kinds of pests. There are a few measures you can take to aid in keeping your garbage area pest free.
Keep it clean
Ensure at all times that if there is spillage or overflow from your bins, to clean it up immediately. Wash your bins thoroughly with a disinfectant on a regular basis. Don’t forget to take out the municipality bin weekly to prevent garbage build up. This is applicable to recycle bins as well.
Keep it closed
If there are stray animals in your area, they might try to feast on the content of your bin. Rubbish in bags tied closed and placed inside bins with lids that stay closed make a huge difference to minimize problems like flies and maggots as well.
Keep it at a distance
Always place your garbage area as far away from your home as possible. If you do get a pest infestation at the bins, you would hopefully spot them before they get close to your home.
Don’t use your garbage area as storage
If you keep items like wood for your braai at the garbage area, you might run the risk of bringing pests into your home if there is an infestation and you bring the wood in your backyard or home. Anything you store here, will also create extra hiding places for pests to crawl under.
If unfortunately you have a pest infestation at your garbage area, contact Service Master for an inspection and to advise and administer the best treatment.