Cleaning to Prevent Infestation in Your Home

June 09th, 2015

cleaningEveryone wants a pest-free home. But even the most meticulous cleaner sometimes misses the corners and crevices where pests thrive. Every home has its pest hot-spots – and they’re not always the first places that spring to mind. The good news is, there’s plenty you can do to minimize the chances of an infestation.

Where are your home’s pest hot-spots?

You’ve cleaned the windows, fluffed the cushions and taken out the garbage. Your home may look immaculate, but unless you tackle those often-overlooked locations popular with pests, you are at risk of an infestation. The following tips will help you to keep your home pest-free.

1) Don’t let them in. A variety of pests use cracks in a building’s exterior to get inside. Make the most of the warmer weather and carry out a thorough check of your home’s walls, windows, foundations and roof. Repairing damaged areas will help to keep out any unwanted guests.

2) Extend your kitchen clean. Many of us spend hours cleaning our kitchens but miss those forgotten corners where pests such as ants thrive. Clear out your cabinets, discarding anything which is out of date, and thoroughly clean all surfaces. Sweep and mop the floor – including under the cooker and fridge.

3) Cut off their water supply.  Silverfish and cockroaches are attracted to moisture, which is why they’re often found in the bathroom. Keeping your bathroom as dry as possible, repairing leaks and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces will help to prevent infestations.

4) Clear out the clutter. Cluttered areas often harbor pests. Go through every room in your home and throw away or sell what you no longer need. A clutter-free room is far less likely to become infested.

Keep your home pest-free

Some pests are difficult to get rid of. Luckily, pest control companies are here to help. If you need professional help to ensure that your home is kept free of pests, call Green Solutions on 813-684-7336.