Top Spring Cleaning Tips To Keep Pests Away

Spring cleaning is a great way to keep pests away. That being said, many people have a problem with this. The reason why is because they do not know how to get started. So, to help you out, there are some of the best tips for spring cleaning your home.

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Keep pests away by spring cleaning your home

One of the easiest ways to keep pests away is by clearing up clutter. Pests are naturally attracted to large piles of clutter. These piles are rarely disturbed and this means they are a great place for pests to hide. Some pests, like mice, also use clutter to build their nests.

Also clean your cupboards. In fact, you’ll probably want to do this before packing away clutter. Cupboards are a great place for pests to hide. This includes everything from cockroaches to rats so you’ll need some pest prevention.

Pests, like moths, also love cupboards. This is why it’s a good idea to carefully inspect all clothing that is stored in your cupboards. Remove this clothing, wash it thoroughly, (you can even pack it away in plastic clothing hangers).

Also, make sure to vacuum and clean the sides and bottom of your cupboards for pest proofing. Finally, if you leave cupboards open, and then stop doing this. Instead, begin locking your cupboards so that pests cannot get in.

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Deep clean in areas pest might be attracted to

You can also keep pests away by cleaning your shed and garage. Garages and sheds are notorious for attracting pests. The main reason is because these areas are mostly free of humans. The best thing you can do here is clean up your clutter. Also check the perimeter of your shed and garage for cracks and holes. Seal these up so that pests cannot get in.

To keep pests away, you’ll also need to spring clean your kitchen. This should actually be your main area of concern. Pests are primarily attracted to kitchens. This is because kitchens are a source of food for pests.

What you should focus on here are your appliances. Start by moving large appliances (if possible) like your stove and microwave. There is almost always food behind these. Next, clean them thoroughly, and remove all food debris. At the same time, empty out your fridge and clean the interior.

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Something you should also do is turn your toaster upside down and shake out all the crumbs. You’ll probably be surprised at how many crumbs are inside the toaster. It’s also a good idea to empty out your drawers and cupboards and clean those as well. One final thing you should do is scrub and disinfect your bin. Most people never do this. They allow food debris to accumulate at the bottom of their bin, and then wonder why they have pests.

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