Spring Cleaning Tips For Pest Prevention
With spring around the corner, now is a great time for spring cleaning. There are many reasons why you should do this. One of the biggest benefits of spring cleaning is that it helps with pest prevention. Cleaning also gives you a chance to get rid of pests which are already in your home.
By cleaning your home you’ll prevent insects that like dirt, dust, and living in undisturbed places. Spring cleaning also helps to refresh the energy and feel of your house or flat. Then there are benefits such as keeping your home free from dust, and getting rid of things you don’t need. Here are some pest prevention ideas for spring cleaning your home. If you do get an infestation, professional pest control is always best.
1. Clean behind large appliances
Most people rarely clean behind or beneath large appliances such as their stove, microwave or fridge. These areas provide excellent places for pests to live and breed. These appliances also provide warmth which attracts pests such as cockroaches.
Bits of food may also fall behind or beneath these appliances, and this provides a free meal for pests. You should also clean beneath large pieces of furniture. For example, there may be pests hiding beneath your bed or lounge furniture.
2. Clean hard to reach places
Another place to focus on are the tops of things. For example, the top of your fridge or cupboards. These places often gather dust and cobwebs, and are also rarely disturbed. This makes them an excellent area for bugs to breed. Many people use these areas as easy storage areas. They place items on top of their cupboards and forget about them. This clutter provides somewhere for pests to hide away.
3. Throw out old clothes
Very few people wear all of the clothes they own. We tend to hang onto certain items for years, even if we’re never going to wear them again. The problem with is that this can attract pests like moths. Getting rid of excess clothing or donating it to charity can help with pest prevention and discreet pest control. If you can’t bring yourself to do this you should at least go through the clothes you don’t wear. Check for any bugs which may be hiding in them. You should also wash these clothes and clean your cupboards at the same time.
4. Get rid of clutter
Go through your house with a fine tooth comb and take apart piles of clutter as a good pest prevention habit. Throw away anything you don’t need or you’re not using. Everything else should be cleaned and then stored away in cupboards, drawers, or boxed and put into storage. Doing this will go a long way towards pest prevention in your home.