The return of spring also means the reappearance of house pests. Luckily, there are many precautions you can take as you begin your annual spring cleaning process. Here are some tips to help you minimize pests in your home.
It’s easy to forget about storage kept in the basement and closets. Unfortunately, pests like spiders and mice tend to make their homes in these dark secluded areas. Go through old boxes, getting rid of unneeded items and repacking belongings you’d like to keep in plastic bins.
Be Thorough in the Kitchen
Beyond the routine wiping down of counters, you should occasionally be moving large appliances and furniture to clean the areas behind. When cleaning your pantry, be sure to remove any stale food items that may attract pests such as ants, moths and beetles.
In areas like bathrooms where there are multiple water sources, it’s important to control the buildup of moisture. Make sure there are no hidden leaks, wash any shower curtains and scrub around toilets and tubs.
Also keep up on outdoor maintenance to eliminate possible ways for pests to enter your home. Remember that taking action to keep your house clean and safe will bring relief and satisfaction. To find more spring cleaning tips to help you minimize pests, contact Patton Pest Control at 800-553-9088.