Believe it or not, Spring is just around the corner. Our weather will be warming up and along with that warm weather come the insects. The most common home invader in our area is the Ant. There are several different types of ants but I think we can all agree we don’t want any of them parading across our countertop, or anywhere else for that matter!
Take advantage of your Spring cleaning to help keep pests at bay. Room by room you can make a difference. Take a look below for some helpful tips.
KITCHEN – Wiping the countertops and sweeping the floor is great but during your Spring cleaning you should go a bit farther. Pull major appliances and items on the counter away from the wall and clean behind them. Also, empty your pantry and cabinets. Throw out old food items, wash everything down with warm soapy water and replace shelf paper.
BATHROOM – Pests are attracted to water. In the bathroom, the best bet is to clean out under the sink and check for leaky pipes. Also, make sure that there is no seepage around your tub and shower.
BASEMENT – Basements are a favorite spot for pests, especially spiders and mice. They are dark and tend to be cluttered which lends itself to being an attractive hiding place. Take the time to go through your storage. Rather than using cardboard boxes, invest in some plastic containers with tight fitting lids. Remember, rodents can fit through a hole the size of a dime and many insects only need the tiniest crack to make their way into your home.
EXTERIOR – Keeping up around the exterior of your home can help prevent pests before they get in. Make sure that landscaping and bushes are trimmed at least 15 inches from the home’s foundation. Clean out clogged gutters and downspouts. Replace weather stripping and make sure to repair crumbling mortar.
Take the time this Spring to make sure your home is ready for the upcoming warm months. If you do find yourself with a pest problem give Rapid Pest Solutions a call. We have the answers to all your pest problems.