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How Often Do You Empty Your Trash?

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 8:00:00 AM by Fran Oneto

How Often Do You Empty Your Trash? | San Joaquin Pest ControlTrash, its something most of us don’t really think too much about until we have to roll out our bins to the curb each week. But if you are starting to experience problems with pests in your home or office, you might want to think about your trash more often. Any pest from ants to raccoons find trash to be their holy grail when looking for food and once they find it they keep coming back. This can be a big problem if you don’t maintain a strict practice of taking out the trash.

San Joaquin Pest Control has seen both homeowners and business owners alike experience pest and rodent problems due to the improper disposal of their trash. Just because your trash is inside doesn’t mean that the small pests can’t or won’t get to it. To prevent an infestation make sure that you take out your trash each night or after you dispose of a significant amount of food. By removing the garbage from inside your home, you are less likely to have an indoor infestation. Another thing to keep in mind is that pests also target your yard waste. If not emptied each week pests can find the bin and create a mini habitat within it. Even if the bin is only slightly full it is imperative to have it emptied along with your trash and recycle each week.

Once you dispose of the garbage outside you must make sure that your trashcan is properly sealed and remains that way. If you know that raccoons or other rodents are present in your area you should find a way to keep your garbage bin securely closed so that they can’t make their way into your trash. By installing a simple locking mechanism on to your trash bin you keep the rodents out of your trash, saving you the time and money that rodent control can cost. Another step you can take is to see if your garbage disposal company provides a special bin to prevent pests from getting to your garbage. Usually garbage disposal companies understand the problems with trash and pests and are most likely willing to help you.

If you have been experiencing problems with pests and rodents getting in to your trash and have found that these practices are not working, its time to call San Joaquin Pest Control. Once pests or rodents find trash they keep going back, and if you don’t have anywhere else to store the trash you’re stuck with an infestation. We have over 40 years of experience treating pests in both residences and businesses and we know just how to get rid of pests that are looking for garbage. For more information on our services go to or give us a call at (877) 632-5881 for our northern office or (866) 473-6454 for our southern office.

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