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How to Keep Bugs and Pests Out of Your Dorm

College is a chapter full of growth and new experiences. Every student expects a series of adventures and learning curves, but some challenges catch us completely off-guard, like waking up to find your space crawling with pests. Whether you're dealing with flies, roaches, mosquitos, or mice, our blog has you covered with tips on how to keep your dorm pest-free.


Keep it Clean

Keeping your space clean is key to keeping it pest-free. We get it; the last thing you want to do after a late-night study session is clean – but trust us, it's worth it. Here are some key chores to get you started:

  • Take out the trash and recycling regularly.
  • Store leftovers promptly.
  • Do a general cleaning weekly.
  • Use a hamper for laundry instead of piling it on the floor.
  • Clean spills immediately.
  • Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink.
  • Store snacks securely.


While all of these are important, the food-based ones are extremely important. Let's put it this way – what is a staple in most dorm rooms? Snacks. What do bugs and critters love most of all? Snacks. You see where this is going, right? Keep your snacks and food properly sealed and stored using chip clips or food storage bags and containers.


Making these small habits part of your routine will dramatically decrease the chance of pests infiltrating your space. Remember, a clean space isn't just for impressing guests – it's for uninviting pests!


Know Your Space

Each space comes with its own set of potential pest challenges, and being familiar with your building can be your first step in maintaining a pest-free environment. When moving in, don’t forget to:

  • Check for holes or cracks along the floor, ceilings, and windows. 
  • Check any communal areas.
  • Check for water leaks or damp areas.
  • Inspect storage areas, such as closets.


By understanding your space and identifying potential problem areas, you'll be better equipped to prevent any unwanted visitors.


What To Do If Your Dorm Has Bugs

It happened: your space has pests. Before you panic-purchase commercial bug products, consider the following:

  1. There may be regulations on what you can or can't use in your dorm room.
  2. Many of the store-bought bug killers only kill; they don't prevent future infestations.
  3. Many store-bought bug killers are highly irritative, with some even being toxic. Using them means potentially harming your fellow roommates and pets.


So, what can you do?

Repel and Remove Pests with Ever Pest

The safest and most effective solution to repel and deter pests is to purchase ultrasonic pest repellers. Ultrasonic pest repellers are a safe, non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and pet-safe way to keep your home pest-free. They work by emitting high-frequency sound waves that are inaudible to humans and pets, but drive out and deter pests like rodents and insects. 


We all know there's no 100% guarantee against pests, especially when you factor in roommates and shared living environments. But with Ever Pest's Ultrasonic Pest Repellers, keeping your dorm pest-free is as simple as plugging in a device – literally. Check out our selection today and protect your space from unwanted intruders.

Julia Gabriel