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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, Pantry Pests, Infestations, Silverfish and Firebrats

 

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 and businesses 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 or business? Hot spots for possible troublesome invasion of common pests include both inside  (kitchens, bathrooms, basements and storage areas) and outside.

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

 

Outside:

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

 

Kitchen:

Kitchens are a haven for ants, mice and pantry pests, as it is a constant source of food and water. Crumbs or food waste are breakfast, lunch and dinner for mice and ants.

For Ants and Mice:

For Pantry Pests:

Kitchen pantries or storage areas 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 stored food products. Be proactive:

 

Bathrooms:

The bathroom is the last place anyone wants to be surprised by pests.  Many pests, like cockroaches,  silverfish and firebrats are attracted to moisture, making areas like bathrooms, the perfect habitat.  

For pest control in bathrooms:

 

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 quarter 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 or business, there are many things that you can do to help keep pests from pestering you, your familie, your employees and your customers. In addition to having a very clean, more organized home or business, following these spring pest control tips will give you peace of mind that you have done an incredible job making your premise less accessible and habitable for pests.

If you do find any ants, spiders, mice or other pests in your home or business be sure to call a trusted, local pest control company like Environmental Pest Control, to lend a helpful hand.

Call 1 (800) 263-5055

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