Thawing out and cleaning your house for the spring?
Most homeowners bring their house back to life by doing a little bit of spring cleaning.
However, as you clean, remember that pests are preparing for the warm weather too. Insects like spiders, ants, roaches, and bees all thrive in temperatures about 60 degrees.
As you clean in preparation for the spring, you have a great opportunity to perform preventative pest control care. We’ve listed a few below featuring some of the best house cleaning practices to help prevent pest invasions.
- Seal interior and exterior cracks all throughout your home.
- Check ventilation systems for debris or malfunctions. Keep them clear and running at all times.
- Vacuum your home regularly. Vacuums are a great tool for removing spiders, webs, pests or other debris that may attract pest activity.
- Clean out your pantries and closets thoroughly. Throw away any excess food and remove any products that may have been sitting on your shelves for an extended period of time.
- Seal up all food containers and non-perishable items in containers.
- Never leave out any food overnight.
- Wash your dishes and take out the trash on a regular basis.
- Pick up all pet food every evening.
- Don’t feed your pets outdoors or leave their food in an easily accessible container.
- Place pet food in a durable container that cannot be chewed through.
- Elevate pet food and water bowls.
- Examine any storage or boxes left in your attic/basement. Store these items a few inches away from the wall and above the floor. Make sure that every storage unit is tightly sealed.
- Clear your yard of debris and trash regularly. Put away all toys, equipment, and items after use.
- Maintain lawn care by regularly trimming grass, bushes and removing stray tree branches.
For a little bit of extra spring prep, contact our team. Our services can ensure pest stay away from your home this spring. Call us today for a Free Estimate!