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SPRING CLEANING TIPS TO PREVENT PEST INFESTATIONS

March 24, 2016

Categories: Common Pests, Carpenter Ants, Spiders, Cockroaches, Mice and Rats, Lady Bugs, Infestations

 

Spring is finally here!  

Spring Cleaning Tips to Prevent Pest Infestations

Even though we likely have not seen the last of the snow in Ontario, we definitely can expect some lasting warmer weather in the weeks ahead.  This means that it’s time for homeowners to start preparing and tackling their spring cleaning ‘to-do’ lists.

Did you know that spring cleaning can dramatically reduce the chances of an infestation rodents or insects in your home?  Hot spots for possible troublesome invasion of common pests include both inside your home (kitchen, bathroom, and basement) and outside your home.

Here are some spring cleaning pest control tips for how you can target your spring cleaning efforts to help keep your home free of unwanted pests.

 

Outside:

Take a walk around your home's perimeter to identify areas where pests may aggregate or gain entry to your home.  Here are common areas to check and address:

 

Kitchen:

Your kitchen is a great place to gather, for your family, and also for pests like ants, mice and pantry pests, as it is a constant source of food and water.  Our crumbs are breakfast, lunch and dinner for mice and ants.

For Ants and Mice:

For Pantry Pests:

Kitchen pantries are the ideal hiding place for many food pests. When cleaning your pantry, bugs such as the Indian meal moths, cigarette beetles, confused flour beetles or rice weevils are some of the most common pests you may come across hiding in your favourite foods. Be proactive:

 

Bathrooms:

The bathroom is the last place anyone wants to be surprised by pests, especially for those who enjoy a nice relaxing hot soak in the tub or shower after a long day. Many pests, like cockroaches and silverfish are attracted to moisture, making areas like your bathroom the perfect habitat.  

For pest control in your bathroom:

 

Basement:

Do you know why basements are a perfect place for rodents, spiders and all things that go bump in the night?  Because basements are full of dark corners and clutter, which make for great hiding places for rodents or insects.  Mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime and insects can slip through a crack as thin as a sheet of paper.  

 

Follow these tips to help keep pests outside, where they belong:

 

So, when it comes to spring cleaning your home, there are many things that you can do to help keep pests from pestering you. In addition to having a very clean, more organized home, following these spring pest control tips will give you peace of mind that you have done an incredible job making your home less accessible and habitable for pests. If you do find any ants, spiders, mice or other pests in your homes, be sure to call a trusted, local pest control company like Environmental Pest Control.  They are always happy to lend a hand.

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