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6 Killer Tricks to a Pest-Free Home


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Tired of dealing with stubborn pests? Wondering how to get rid of mites, bed bugs, scabies or lice from your living space? Well, we've got you covered with a few tricks to help maintain a pest-free home. From simple cleaning hacks to proactive pest prevention, these tips are your ticket to reclaiming control of your home. 


  1. Regular Cleaning and Decluttering: Maintaining a clean and clutter-free environment is the first step in preventing infestations. Pests thrive in hidden corners and messy spaces. Regularly vacuum your home, paying extra attention to areas under furniture and in dark, hard-to-reach places. Wash bedding and personal items in hot water, and dust surfaces often. Decluttering and regular cleaning not only remove hiding spots but also help you identify potential problems before they get out of hand.

  2. Seal Entry Points: Bed bugs, bed mites, scabies, lice and other small pests can enter your home through the tiniest openings. Inspect your doors, windows, and any other potential entry points for gaps or cracks. Seal these openings with weather stripping or caulk to prevent pests from finding their way inside. This simple trick can make a big difference in keeping your home pest-free.

  3. Sterifab Spray-Your Ultimate Weapon: For an extra layer of protection, try Sterifab spray. It not only serves as an effective bed bug spray, but also kills a number of other unwanted invaders, making it an all-in-one solution for your pest control needs. Additionally, Sterifab dries quickly, leaving no residue, and is safe to use on various surfaces. It’s an EPA-registered virucide, disinfectant and insecticide in one product.

  4. Regular Pest Inspections: Prevention is key when it comes to keeping your home pest-free. Making regular inspections to catch signs of infestations early on will help avoid larger less manageable problems down the line. Identifying elusive pests like mites and scabies is usually more difficult and requires attention to specific signs. When checking for mites, look for tiny, moving specks on surfaces or skin. Additionally, red, itchy rashes may indicate mite bites. In the case of scabies, look for burrow tracks on the skin, especially in the webbed areas between fingers, wrists, and elbows. Intense itching, especially at night, is a common symptom of scabies. If you observe these signs, it is important to seek professional assistance for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Bed bugs are tiny, reddish-brown insects that are also not always easy to see. Look for small, dark stains on your mattress or sheets, as these could be fecal spots. Also, check for tiny white eggs or translucent skins shed by growing bed bug nymphs. Bed bugs are nocturnal, so inspect your bed and surrounding areas during the night to increase your chances of spotting them. If you notice a sweet, musty odor or experience unexplained bites, particularly in a linear pattern, it could be a sign of a bed bug infestation. Understanding the dos and don'ts in dealing with bed bugs can help you effectively tackle these night biters if you do happen to have an infestation.


Learn more about how to tell the difference between bed bugs and scabies.

  1. Proper Food Storage: One of the major attractions for pests such as ants, cockroaches and rodents is accessible food. Ensure that all food items are stored in airtight containers, and clean up spills and crumbs promptly. Regularly inspect your pantry and discard any expired or open food packages. By eliminating the food source, you make your home less appealing to pests.

  2. Household Plants: Consider introducing household plants with bug-repelling properties, such as citronella, lavender, and basil, to fortify your defense against pests like bed bugs, mites, scabies, lice, and house mites. These plants not only add greenery to your home but also act as natural barriers against unwanted intruders.


Conquering pest-related problems can require a multi-pronged approach. From regular cleaning to sealing entry points and incorporating powerful solutions like Sterifab, maintaining a pest-free environment takes effort. 


Our goal here at Sterifab is to help everyone enjoy a comfortable, pest-free living space.

If you've ever wondered, how do I get lice out of my house or how do I successfully get rid of scabies, we’ve got your back there too. Check out our blogs on those topics and so much more!  


For more severe infestations, we recommend contacting a pest control professional. 

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