Comments on: Keeping the Pests Away http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/keeping-the-pests-away/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Anirudh Bahadur http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/keeping-the-pests-away/#comment-22406 Sun, 07 Oct 2012 17:13:07 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10548#comment-22406 Hi Lina,
I am so looking forward to keep away wall lizards from entering my house. But I haven’t been able to find any good remedy for that. I don’t want to kill them. But I just hope I could find some good prevention method. They look so scary.

Regards,
Anirudh Bahadur

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By: caleb http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/keeping-the-pests-away/#comment-22405 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:09:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10548#comment-22405 Great article. I also read the how to prevent pests article. That was jampacked full of good information. Thank you Lina!

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/keeping-the-pests-away/#comment-22404 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:12:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10548#comment-22404 Lucinda,
Good points. Glad you were able to keep those pesky creatures away as well.
Lina

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By: Lucinda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/keeping-the-pests-away/#comment-22403 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 16:45:38 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10548#comment-22403 Had the same exact incident with these pesky creatures…my scenario was same as yours….Instead of using pesticides I wiped out the cupboards with water and bleach solution and recommend those purchasing pasta from discount stores to think twice as these pasta products may be comprimised with eggs waiting to hatch, such as my situation. I keep all dried goods in plastic containers and never purchase edible dried goods at discount venders. I have been free of the pests for several years and the plan has been successful.

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By: Linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/keeping-the-pests-away/#comment-22402 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 18:36:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10548#comment-22402 We had a similar infestation last year – and I took the same steps you did. I finally located the source of the infestation in a bag of rice – turns out the unopened package had a tiny puncture that had let it become a “taxi” for some tiny black beetles. I pitched all of the grain products that were infested (or *MIGHT* have been infested), cleaned the shelves thoroughly, put down fresh shelf paper, then bought new supplies which were transfered to airtight glass or hard plastic containers before they were stored away. A hint that I picked up many years ago is to place one or two dry bay leaves in my flour and cornmeal canisters – the bay leave repel meal moths, so I have never had a problem with that particular trouble-maker. A good hint for household recycling: use the resealable plastic containers that coffee and sugar now come in as canisters for your pantry. They’re nice and sturdy, hold several pounds, and have lids that make a good tight seal and an easy-to grab handle. They work well in the home workshop, too.

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By: Larry Dapsis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/keeping-the-pests-away/#comment-22401 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 15:31:33 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10548#comment-22401 You can also periodically place packaged dry goods in the freezer for a day.

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By: alexander http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/keeping-the-pests-away/#comment-22400 Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:54:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10548#comment-22400 i think that cockroaches, ants, rodents and, even, small beetle-like bugs don’t want to play dirty to us. These creatures want to eat only. The Earth is our common house and we should be tolerant with each other.

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By: Katherine http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/keeping-the-pests-away/#comment-22399 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 22:35:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10548#comment-22399 I recently had an infestation of fruit flies that cut into my tomato season :( I finally got rid of them once it got colder here in Portland, I began taking out my trash religiously, and every time I was done cleaning from dinner I sprayed the kitchen down with a Windex-like spray-the sink especially.

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By: Katie Lubinsky http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/11/keeping-the-pests-away/#comment-22398 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:05:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10548#comment-22398 I commend you for your cleanliness and that I try to clean my whole apartment at least once a week and I think I do a pretty good job. I am experiencing a mini-infestation of silverfish though at the moment and would love to hear any advice in getting rid of them (preferable without the use of poisons). Thanks for your article!

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