Why you should have your trash bins cleaned regularly
“Why would I have my trash bins washed?” Is one of the most frequently asked questions we get. So we find it important to educate people on what goes on in the gross biodome that is your trash bin.
Trash bins make the perfect feeding and breeding environment for creatures that we want to avoid. It’s easy to not think about it, but here are just a few of those that you can avoid by having a regular trash cleaning.
Trash bins provide an excellent source of food and shelter for rodents such as mice, rats, and opossums. These rodents often carry a long list of harmful diseases such as Lyme disease, Rickettsialpox, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, and many more (CDC).
It's no secret that trash bins are infested with bacteria. Even with trash bags, all the raw meat, expired foods, dairy products, and everything else that gets thrown out provide great ecosystems for bacteria to thrive. Some of these bacterias like Salmonella, E. Coli, and Listeria are harmful to humans.
Maggots and Flies
Have you ever wondered why there are so many flies around your house, and more specifically around your trash bins? Rotting food and waste material provide the perfect breeding grounds for flies. Flies lay their eggs in your gross bins because they provide an instant food source for their larvae, also known as maggots. Those maggots then turn into more flies and keep repeating the process. Washing and disinfecting your trash bins takes away their food source and therefore breaks that cycle.
Cockroaches are some of the nastiest little critters that often carry various diseases that we definitely want to avoid. Roaches are attracted to decaying foods which are often found in trash bins.
Avoid having these critters thrive in your trash bins! Join Grime Fighters today.