Pests Are Prepping For Spring This Year — But Are You?

Published On December 13, 2019 | By Donald Llanas | Home improvement

The season of new beginnings spring is finally here. Everything is blooming, and so are the pests. Spring is usually damp, and humid air is a breeding ground for many pests. Spring is the phase of reproductive cycles of many pests that invade human settlement. They divide rapidly and colonize your home causing huge damage. Ants, spiders, termites, bedbugs, wasps, and cockroaches are notorious during spring and a nuisance to deal with.

It’s time to take charge, get out your cleaning supplies, and do the magical spring cleaning to sweep the pests off their feet. Here is a handy spring pest cleaning guide for you to eliminate those little monsters before they invade your homes.

Repair all leaking faucets and pipes

Water and moisture are a pest’s best friends. Monitor all your faucets, pipes, hoses, and repair any leakage to prevent the menace. Keep your bathroom clean, maintain a dry floor, and wipe all the spillages.

Check your bathroom cabinets, shelves and clean them on regular intervals to eliminate any dormant eggs of pests. For stagnant water sources, use larvicides to stop the larvae from reproducing.

Treat all exposed wooden furniture and planks

It is imperative to paint and apply varnish layers to overexposed wooden surfaces. Wood during spring is an invitation for pests like termites and bed bugs.

 

To prevent infestations treat your wood with anti-termite products. Also, replace rotten and damp wood around the house to prevent future pest infestations.

Ensure proper ventilation in all rooms

Pests usually breed in poorly ventilated areas and dingy corners. Humidity prone areas like attics, garages, and basements are an inviting ground for fungal growth.

Ensuring proper ventilation in these areas and regular cleaning will prevent mold growth and insect infestation. Create an airy, ventilated environment to avoid a stagnant breeding spot for pests.

Regularly check for bed bugs

Bed bugs are small, brown, flattened insects that can enter your home through clothes, luggage, and packaging material. These are very hard to detect and a menace to remove.

They might be found along the crevices of your nightstand, under your mattress and along the rims of your bed frame.

Regularly clean your pantry and other storage spaces

Cockroaches colonize your pantry, sinks, and additional food storage and perishable goods areas. Keep your kitchen clean, and do not keep dirty dishes piled in the sink for too long. Properly dispose of all the food waste and maintain a dry and clean kitchen.

You can viably opt for professional Boise pest control services when it comes to performing a thorough cleaning of your pantry. While at it, be proactive about assessing numerous aspects of the company so that you can be assured on all fronts.

Properly seal all your garbage cans

An improper garbage disposal can invite an army of pests. Use well-fitting secure lids that aren’t broken or damaged. Seal all your trash containers and make sure to wash your bins at regular intervals.

Additionally, ensure checking for all the crevices and seal them to prevent the entry of pests within your home.

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