When it comes to fighting off viruses and germs, sanitation often starts in your home. Home is where we spend most of our time, so it’s not surprising that it’s also home to some of the germiest surfaces we come in contact with. While daily sweeping and cleaning can help keep microorganisms from colonizing surfaces, you may not be completely eradicating them from your home. That’s why residents throughout Glendale, AZ, turn to the sanitation experts of Wagner Pest Solutions. Today, we are sharing the top five places germs likely are thriving in your home.

4 Germiest Things in Your Home

1. Kitchen Countertops

Your kitchen is full of germs and microorganisms, especially on the countertops. These surfaces are used daily and by nearly everyone in your home, making them one of the germiest places. For most households, kitchen countertops are breeding grounds for coliform bacteria found on red meat, poultry, and unwashed fruits and vegetables. 

2. Electronics

If you’re like most households, you probably have a TV or two, which come with remote controls. These remotes get passed around from person to person in your home, and any germs on sticky fingers can linger on these electronic surfaces for days. If you have game consoles and controllers, these are also likely covered in germs. 

3. Bathroom Faucets

According to NSF International, bathroom faucets are home to nearly 28,000 microorganisms every 10 centimeters. Your bathroom faucets are also hosts to mold, yeast, and other living organisms that can make you and your family sick. So, while your focus may be to scrub the toilet and the tub thoroughly, don’t forget about the faucets in every single bathroom in your home. 

4. Pet Toys

We love our furry family members. We love playing with them and spoiling them with new toys. However, dog and cat toys are some of the germiest items in your home. In fact, the NSF has stated that pet toys are home to 23% of the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. This bacteria is dangerous to humans because of its resistance to antibiotics.

Call Your Professional Sanitation Team

When it comes to protecting your home and family from dangerous diseases and illnesses, Wagner Pest Solutions has your back. Our sanitation experts follow the product guidelines as well as those laid out by the CDC. Our treatments kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria in as little as three minutes. We proudly help businesses and residents through Glendale, AZ, get rid of germs, termites, ants, and scorpions. Request your services online or call us at (623) 466-6752.