If you’re cleaning a hoarder’s home, watch out for bed bugs, rodents, and other pests!
We see pest control issues when cleaning a hoarder’s home pretty frequently. It’s one of the reasons why we include pest control in our 7-Step Hoarding Solution.
If you’re dealing with pests in your home because of a hoarding issue, it’s important to address both problems at once. Here’s how you can help your loved one overcome their hoarding problem so that you can also rid yourself of pests in your home safely and effectively.
Remove food sources
If there are food sources, clutter and nesting places, your home will attract pests. You need to get rid of all of these things to eliminate the incentive for pests to infest your home.
- Remove all food sources: Many hoarders, especially food hoarders, may keep piles of expired food in their homes. This can attract anything from roaches to rats.
- Remove clutter: Clutter provides shelter for pests like bed bugs to be able to hide in the shadows while they search for their next meal (you).
Use natural pest control products to protect your health
If you are helping a hoarder clean their home, the last thing you want to do is use chemical pesticides. Chemical pesticides contain toxic chemicals that can harm your health and the environment. It can put everyone in the home at risk.
If you’re worried about pests in your home, try using natural pest control products instead.
Natural pest control products don’t contain harsh chemicals. They are safe for children and pets thanks to their nontoxic ingredients.
These products work just as well at getting rid of bed bugs and other pests as chemical pesticides but without all of those nasty side effects like headaches, dizziness and nausea–and they cost less too!
Clean the home on a regular basis to remove bed bug hiding places
Cleaning the home on a regular basis is an important part of keeping bed bugs away. You will want to clean all areas of your home, including the attic and basement, as well as any clutter that may be hiding in other rooms.
Sticking to a regular schedule helps hoarders learn the healthy habits they need to overcome hoarding disorder. Working pest control into your cleaning routine also makes it easier to get rid of pests and keep them out of the home.
Helping Hoarders Recover from Pests
If you have a family member who is a hoarder, there are some things you can do to help them.
First, remove all food sources and keep the house clean. Then use natural products to control pests instead of chemicals that may harm your loved one’s health. Finally, make sure that all hiding places are removed so that pests cannot live there anymore.
There are many different ways to deal with pests in your home, and it’s important that you choose the right one for the situation.
If you’re loved one is struggling with hoarding and pests, reach out to us.
We’ll help you develop a plan of action free of charge.
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