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10 Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks for a Pest-free Home

10 Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks for a Pest-free Home

The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining. That must mean it’s also time for some good spring cleaning! Spring cleaning is the best time to knock out both excess clutter and the bugs in your home. Here are 10 spring cleaning tips and tricks for a pest-free home: 

Tip 1: Wipe Down All Countertops

Pests are attracted to anything sticky and sweet. It’s important to consistently wipe all countertops after eating to avoid bugs from coming into the kitchen. 

Tip 2: Take Out Garbage Every Day

This may seem like common sense, but taking out the garbage regularly helps with pest control. Pests gravitate toward smelly objects and food, so taking the garbage out every day will make a huge difference. 

Tip 3: Fix Leaky Faucets 

Any kind of moisture is a bug’s love language. Tightening up your faucets and keeping the sink area dry is the best way to keep pests away from your home. 

Tip 4: Re-Organize Your Pantry

Again, bugs love food. The best way to keep them out of your pantry is to purchase tightly sealed containers and keep your food away on high shelves. This will ensure that there’s no way for pests to enter and nibble on your tasty treats! 

Tip 5: Declutter Your Home 

Pests like to hide in cramped, dark areas. The more clutter you have, the more likely you are to have bugs crawling around. Make sure to keep your house clutter-free and organized. 

Tip 6: Keep Up with Lawn Care

Outside care is just as important as inside care for pest control. Keep debris, such as branches, and firewood at least 20 feet away from your home to avoid pests from being able to crawl inside. 

Tip 7: Install Door Sweeps

The most common way pests enter your home is through cracks. To get rid of this entryway for bugs, you need to install door sweeps. Door sweeps offer a tight seal that will get rid of any openings in your home. 

Tip 8: Get Rid of Stagnant Water

Spills are common around the household, especially with kids. Bugs are attracted to any type of moisture, so make sure countertops and floors are constantly cleaned. 

Tip 9: Try to Avoid Storing Cardboard Boxes in Your Home 

When cleaning and organizing, it might be tempting to put everything in cardboard boxes. However, critters love to crawl and hide in dark spaces they can easily get into. Try to use plastic bins when organizing instead.

Tip 10: Regularly Wash Dishes

Lastly, when cooking and eating, you should always wash and put away dishes immediately. Having dishes pile up and sit out for a while allows time for bugs to come and create their stomping grounds. 

Are you still having pest problems? Our Bug Guys would love to help you pest-proof your home this spring! Give us a call at 706-309-0881 or reach out to us here