Types of Spring Cleaning That Can Help Reduce Pests

The team at Earthwise Pest Management loves being able to provide quality pest control services to homeowners and business owners alike. We strive to remove pests in a safe manner that still yields long-term results for our clients. One of the many things that we stand behind in our line of work is routine maintenance. Though regular care may not be something that every pest control company mentions upfront, it is one of the only ways to ensure that pests don’t return.

Cleaning your house and your business is one of the forms of routine maintenance that can make all the difference in whether or not pests find your space an appealing place to make a home. As you may know, spring cleaning is one of the many times of the year where we all take some time to deep clean our spaces. Keep reading to see a few of the different types of cleaning that you can complete that could reduce the chance of pests in your home or business.

Cupboards & Pantries

A food source is one of the first things that pests look for when they enter a new space. That being said, the place where you store all of your food is definitely one of the areas that you’re going to want to clean out. Take some time to really go through each cupboard and your entire pantry, and set aside any food that is old or has expired. You should also throw out any food that has been opened and could easily be accessible to pests that find their way in your home.

While the food itself is definitely something that you want to focus on while cleaning, you should also take this opportunity to wipe down the shelving and ensure that there aren’t currently any pests finding sanctuary in these storage spaces.

Go Through Clutter

Another factor that makes a space desirable for pests is enough protection for them to live safely. In most cases, pests are going to look for areas that are dim and undisturbed. If you think about your home, there’s probably one or two places where some junk is set aside in your house, rarely gone through or disturbed. These are the spaces that you absolutely need to pay some attention to while going about your spring cleaning.

The best way to ensure that there aren’t any pests in this part of your home is to reduce the amount of clutter so that you don’t have to continue to go through these spaces. If you notice that there are things you no longer need or use, go ahead and get rid of them. In the case that you’re not ready to get rid of items that you have set aside, spend some time going through them to ensure that there aren’t any pests turning this space into a nice, cozy home.

Aside from there being places in your home that hold clutter, your garage and any shed or additional storage outdoors may too provide pests with an ideal space to call home. As undesirable as it may be to go through the clutter in your garage or shed, it’s crucial. Even though it may require a weekend of its own, you’d be surprised just how easy it is for pests to get into these spaces and how quickly they can turn them into homes.

Landscape Work

While the exterior of your home might not be the first thing that you think of when someone mentions spring cleaning, it’s definitely worth tackling while you’ve devoted so much time to cleaning. The reality is that the exterior of your home is going to be equally responsible for attracting pests and providing them with the factors that they need to make a home. Start by cleaning up any trash that is sitting out. Whether it’s empty bags that were once filled with soil for your garden or the shells of water balloons after the first weekend out of school, dedicate some time to picking up these tiny pieces.

Cleaning up trash is crucial, but the little bit of work that you do for your landscape can do quite a bit to reduce pests in the long-run. If you notice any branches that need trimming or parts of your yard that have become overgrown, spend a day taking care of these parts of your yard so that they can’t also contribute to pests making their way to your home.

Contact Earthwise Pest Management

If you start to notice that there is an influx in the number of pests in or around your home, you can count on the team at Earthwise Pest Management to take care of it. Our years of experience and aggressive management approach ensure that pests are safely removed from your Sacramento home or business. Feel free to contact our pest control company for any services that you need, and we will get you taken care of as soon as possible.