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Blog Post | Nov 6th, 2019

3 Great Tips for a Pest-Free Home

Spring cleaning is upon us. Sadly, the warm weather often leads to more pests in your home. Some of the most common unwelcome guests include ants, cockroaches, ticks, fleas, termites, bedbugs, and flies.

Pest control is, therefore, a major concern for homeowners because infestations can easily get out of hand. Although the weather is perfect for them, your home doesn’t have to be a safe haven.

If this describes you, here are three great spring cleaning tips to keep pests away from your home.

Remove Pests from Hiding Places
The basement, attic, and garage are usually the perfect place for pests to hide, and that’s where your spring cleaning checklist should begin. In fact, most homeowners don’t notice signs of pest infestation because you spend less time in these areas.

Therefore, go through stored items and look for any sign of pest infestation. You may have to remove stacks of paper and cardboard as they make a perfect home for pests.

Clean Your Kitchen Area
The kitchen is another perfect haven for pests. These creatures come into your home in search of food, water, or warmth, and your kitchen provides all these resources.

As such, it is a great idea to pull out your refrigerator, stove, and other appliances and super clean. When doing so, pay attention to any food debris and grease because they attract pests.

Lastly, check your pantry and shelves for either crumbs or open boxes, and wipe them clean. And remember to store snacks, baking items, and other loose foods in airtight containers.

Lookout for Cracks
Pests usually gain entry into your home through doors, windows, and other openings. For instance, cracks, tears, and holes indoor screens or windows are the ideal entry points for them. So during your spring cleaning, look out for these spots and seal them using stripping or caulk.

Spring cleaning can only do so much to reduce and eradicate pests from your home. Sometimes, you may need professional assistance for thorough pest removal, like when dealing with a bad infestation.

If you find yourself in this situation, get in touch with Bayou Cajun Pest Control for help.