Top 5 Cleaning Tips to Keep Pests Away This Spring

08 April 2024 · 3 min read

Stay Ahead of Pests This Spring 

Spring is right around the corner here in Florida! Warmer weather means reopening the house and yard after the winter months. It’s the ideal time to do a thorough cleaning to freshen up your home and get ahead on pest control before the busy summer season. Pests such as ants, cockroaches, spiders, and flies become more active in the spring, so taking precautions now can help keep them away later. Here are five tips to help you clean and prevent pests this spring in Florida.

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1-Clear Out Clutter 

Clutter gives pests plenty of places to hide and breed. To remove clutter and debris, thoroughly clean closets, pantries, storage areas, garages, and attics. Get rid of any unused items such as  boxes, or paper piles that are taking up unnecessary space. Organize what remains and use storage containers to keep it sealed. The less clutter you have around, the fewer places for pests to thrive as the weather warms.

2-Vacuum and Mop Thoroughly

Vacuuming and mopping removes pest debris, eggs, droppings, and food sources. Make sure to get into corners, along edges, and under and behind appliances and furniture, also don’t forget the inside cabinets! Use the crevice tool to thoroughly vacuum baseboards, furniture cushions, mattresses, and carpeted areas. Sweep and mop the garage and basement from top to bottom.

3- Clean Out Gutters and Drainage Areas

Standing water provides a breeding ground for roaches during the warmer months. Examine gutters, downspouts, drainage pipes, and drains for any debris clogs or areas where water can accumulate. Use a ladder to get to your roof and gutters. Clear away leaves, dirt, nests, and other debris so that water can flow freely. 

4- Seal Cracks and Crevices

Caulk and seal any openings on the inside and outside of your home where pests could enter. Pay close attention to windows, doors, pipe penetrations, foundation cracks, and other possible entry points. If the weatherstripping around your doors and windows is worn out, replace it.  

5- Treat Your Yard

When the weather warms up, your landscaping and yard become ideal nesting sites for pests such as roaches, ticks, ants, and others. To avoid an infestation, apply pest control products early in the season. Care for your lawn, flower beds, trees, shrubs, and garden thoroughly. Do not forget under decks, porches, or inside any outdoor sheds or structures. 

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Getting a head start on deep cleaning and pest prevention will make a big difference this spring. However, if you notice signs of an existing pest problem, contact our experts at Greenhouse Termite and Pest Control. We offer comprehensive pest control services to eliminate current infestations and keep pests away all season long.Our treatments target common Florida pests like termites, ants, roaches, silverfish, and more. We create customized treatment plans using eco-friendly products for your home. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate! Let Greenhouse Termite and Pest Control help you freshen up your home this spring. 

References

https://www.pestworld.org/news-hub/pest-articles/spring-cleaning-advice-to-keep-pests-at-bay/

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