Easy New Year’s Resolutions for a Pest-Free Home

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It’s that wonderful time of year where everyone feels like they get a fresh start—it’s the New Year! It’s a time where people everywhere pledge to be better about this and that and, even though some won’t follow through, their hearts are in the right place. 

Whether you want to start flossing, go skydiving, or spend less money, we’ve got some awesome additions to your New Year’s resolutions that can do double duty—helping you keep a cleaner, more peaceful home and one that’s pest-free. Keep reading for more pest-related New Year’s resolutions!

Helpful Resolutions for a Pest-Free Home

We know how stressful it can be to deal with pests at home. They’re annoying, sometimes scary, and even hazardous! If you’re suffering from a serious pest infestation, it’s time to call in the professionals. But regardless of the severity, these resolutions will help deter future pests!


January is the perfect time to declutter your life! The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, and it’s time to reset and work on your resolutions. Pests love clutter. It provides them with ample hiding places, as well as places to build their nests. Keeping your home free of clutter will not only deter pests: It will also help you spot them when they’re around! 

So get rid of those cardboard boxes you’ve been holding onto, clean up those clothes piles, and carefully put away those holiday decorations. 

Keep Things Clean

Cleaning your space is one thing, but keeping your space clean is another. A great New Year’s resolution is to create and maintain a cleaning schedule! 

Start making it a habit to wipe down the counters after making dinner, and pick a time in the day when you can regularly do the dirty dishes. Cleaning a little bit every day is much easier to maintain than deep cleaning, and will go a long way in deterring pests. Even just vacuuming once a week will make a big difference! 

Seal Your Home

This is something a lot of homeowners put off, but it’s very important. Maybe in the beginning of winter you got swept up in the holiday craziness, but now you have time to tackle some home projects! 

Get to work sealing up any holes, cracks, or crevices where pests might enter your home. Not only will this keep critters outside where they belong, but it will also keep your home warmer during the winter and cooler in the summer—saving you on your power bill!

Call the Experts

If you’re nodding along with this list thinking you’ve tried all these things, it’s time to give Vulcan Termite & Pest Control a call. We know how to handle a myriad of different pests safely and efficiently. Get in touch with us today, and look forward to a pest-free home in 2023!