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Pest Control: Resources for Residents

Learn how to keep pests under control at home, whether you live in a free-standing, single-family house, or in an apartment, condominium, or elsewhere.

The best way to prevent or stop pest infestations at home is to keep pests from getting what they need to live and reproduce. Keep pests from getting food, water, and shelter, and pests will be less likely to settle in your home. Taking the right precautions, such as sealing entryways pests can use to come into your home (from outdoors or from elsewhere in your building), can cut down the chances that you'll find pests inside your home.

If you already have an infestation, and if you choose to use pesticides, please be sure to use them properly and responsibly. Always remember to read the label first and follow all the directions.