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By Marissa Villarreal

Fighting pests at home? The best offense is a clean, dry and air-tight defense. The importance of sanitation cannot be overstated, but cleaning up after yourself is only half the battle. Ultimately, success depends on whether you can stop rodents and insects from getting into your house to begin with. While there is no single solution, implementing these strategies in tandem will help you safeguard your home against uninvited guests.

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Bob Vila is the home improvement expert widely known as host of TV’s This Old House, Bob Vila's Home Again, and Bob Vila. Today, Bob continues his mission to help people upgrade their homes and improve their lives with advice online at BobVila.com. His video-rich site offers a full range of fresh, authoritative content – practical tips, inspirational ideas, and more than 1,000 videos from Bob Vila television.

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