Though most pests can infest your home at any season of the year, spring is that particular season where your home is vulnerable. Most pests such as termites, ants, and cockroaches breed during spring. As a result, their presence is more likely seen during this time. Once pests get into your home, it’s only a matter of time that you will be facing an extreme infestation or contact your local Vancouver pest control. And once there’s a full-pledged infestation, controlling them can be tough.
Below are some preventive tips that you can use to keep pests away during spring.
Avoid pest problems by cleaning up these areas of your home or business:
Closets: Closets are used to store a lot of things, from clothes to souvenirs we haven’t seen and used in years. Don’t let allow bed bugs, beetles and moths to infest your closets. Make time to remove all your things from your closet and put them in an open space where you can check every item for signs of bugs. Before you put the items back, make sure to sweep, dust, disinfect and vacuum the floor and closet.
Basements & Attics: Just like your closets, basements and attics are storage areas always filled with anything. But, not like your closet, basements and attics are mostly left unattended for weeks or longer, reducing the chances of you noticing any pest problem. Make sure to tidy up the entire basement and attic and sweep dust collecting on your items stored in these areas. Also, provide time to thoroughly inspect all the items in the basement and attic for any signs of pest infestation.
Kitchens: You think that since you don’t see any crumbs there are no chance pests will not get in your home, well think again. There are a lot of food particles all over your kitchen that will attract pests such as ants, flies and rodents. Make sure to clean your kitchen cabinets, fridge and pantries. Take away all expired foods, empty boxes and dished that are unused in your cabinets. With your cabinets empty, wash them with bleach water or any kitchen cleaner and afterwards, sweep and mop your floor. After removing old food items from your kitchen, seal your garbage bags immediately and take them outside.
Bathrooms: The bathroom is the most common part of the houses for many pests like ants, cockroaches and spiders to appear. Oftentimes, they get in through the drains. That’s why it’s advisable to pour bleach down your bathtub and sink drains from time to time to make sure that you reach areas where bugs may get into. Wiping down the surface of the bathroom regularly and making sure that there’s no moisture pooling anywhere in the bathroom.
Bedrooms: Make sure that you clean out any clutter in your bedroom and under the bed, thoroughly check your pillows, bedding, box spring and mattress for bed bugs. You can also do this in your living room.
Garages: Halfway between your house’s interior and exterior space, your garage is very prone to pest infestation. Leaving it open during the warm season for children to play outside makes it more vulnerable to pests. Create shelves so that all items that you’d like to store are lifted off from the floor. Do regular sweeping and be alert for any plumb leaks or other leaks for that matter. It would also be advisable to make sure that your garage door is sealed with weather stripping or protective rubber seal. And if you have to open your exterior garage door, just make sure to keep your interior door closed at all times.
Other Source : www.localpest.com