Rubbish bin commonly known as trash bin can be a haven of many pests around your home. This means that they can be a source of dangerous infections if the pests are not kept away. Some of the common pests are rats and mice. Such bins can be a cafe of rodents thus there is need to embrace several effective measures that can help to scare away pests or even completely get rid of them. Most Singaporeans are not aware some of the best and effective ways of keeping pests away from their rubbish. However, the following are some of the top six ways of keeping rubbish bins pest free. Try them today and free your home from pests that can be a major cause of infections and other health hazards:
1.Monitor the kind of food that you put in your rubbish bin.
In most cases, pests are fond of junky and dry food particularly the highly processed stuff like bread remains and other carbohydrates. If you want to get rid of pests such as rats from your bin, then it is vital to avoid throwing and depositing a lot of carbohydrates into your rubbish bins. This is a natural way of keeping pests away from your bins. When you review the kinds of food stuffs that you deposit in to your bin then it means that rodents and other pests would become discouraged and thus they will end up moving away from your rubbish bins. Another related method is by starving the pests. You can decide to get rid of all the waste food from your bin and clean it if it is portable. Alternatively, you can stop from depositing food into the bins and after a few days the pests would shift their attention to other places thus moving away from your rubbish bin.
2.You can also disinfect your rubbish bins.
Even though this method can be dangerous to human life particularly the children, the method can be a complete way of removing and keeping away rodents from your bin. It is better if a disinfectant is used to clean the bin or even sprinkled over the lid of the bin. This would kill pests and also prevent them from multiplying. It is wise if you use disinfectants that do not compromise with human life. The issue of environment friendly disinfectants should be used. Even though this method is not highly recommended, it is highly effective and thus most Singaporeans tend to go for this widely known method. It entails killing the pests using the pest control poison. This can easily and completely get rid of rodents and pests from your rubbish bins.
3.Cover your bin with a lid.
Another natural way of keeping your rubbish bin pest free is by covering tightly with a lid entire open bin. If you are using an external rubbish bin as a compost pit, it is good to also cover the bin. You can do this by placing a strong barrier that completely covers the heap of dirt and prevent pests from breeding within the bin. It is also important to visit or rather attend to your rubbish bins frequently to ensure that pests are controlled effectively. Visiting your bins will also help to control pests such as rats because they are shy and will always run away from areas frequently monitored by human beings. Alternatively, you can effectively control pests by ensuring that you constantly turn around food remains to ensure that they decompose faster. Also frequently moistening of your bins will scare away pests because they tend to prefer inhabiting in dry bins. Even this method may seem cumbersome to most Singaporeans, it is effective and has worked well in controlling pests in homes. It really give a positive outcome.
4.Empty your rubbish bins frequently.
The best way of keeping your rubbish bin pest free is by ensuring that your bin is frequently emptied and clean to prevent pests from breeding. It is also good to avoid foodstuffs such as baked cakes and meat to be left over your bin. These are the favorite dishes of most pests particularly rodents. It is important to regularly maintain your bins in a clean state. Remember pests cannot breed on clean surfaces and bins thus they will be forced to move away from your rubbish. The emptied food particles should also be deposited far away from your homestead to avoid pest re-infestation.
5.Bury the food remains deeply.
Once you have emptied your rubbish bin, it is good to go an extra mile and try and bury the food deposits deeply in the pits to avoid infestation of pests and other rodents. When burying, it is wise to add a huge pile of green leaves so as to completely cover the food remains and facilitate fast decomposition of waste food. The size of your compost pit should be at least more than three feet below the ground and thus placed some few metres or yards away from the main house.
6.Encourage local birds and other pest eating birds around your compost pit or a rubbish bin.
So long as the birds are decent, you can use them to control your pests and make your bin clean and pest free. It is also good to completely harvest or redesign and even positioning your rubbish bin in a strategic place near the open light. This is because some pests such as rats and rodents are afraid of light hence they will tend to move away from your rubbish bin. It is good to ensure that waste food does not pile in your rubbish bin and thus the best option is to empty your rubbish bin on daily basis. Doing this will help you to have a pest free rubbish bins thus preventing you and your family from suffering unnecessary infections. All these methods are widely effective and have been used in different parts of Singapore. They will always give the desired outcomes when they are applied appropriately. They are easy approaches and very cheap.