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Don't Forget About These Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning

It’s that time of year again, time to get out the feather-duster, put on some old clothes, dust off the vacuum, and tackle your home’s spring cleaning to-do-list.  And at this point in the game, you probably don’t even need a list, there are certain things that you just know you have to do each spring. Things like cleaning the windows, popping in window and door screens, dusting the blinds, wiping down the walls, and cleaning out the fridge. But, did you know that there many spring cleaning tasks that will not only leave you with a cleaner home and property, but that will help to deter common springtime pests from choosing your property to invade. The professionals at Parkway Pest Services want to help by providing you with a list of outdoor and indoor spring cleaning tasks that will work very effectively to keep pests out and that will leave you feeling accomplished knowing that your home is free of the “winter grime” that tends to build up.

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips include:

  • Eliminate areas of standing water around your home that could act as water sources for pests. Check your home’s gutters and make sure that they are clear of debris and are not allowing stagnant water to build up in them. Check outdoor faucets and hoses for leaks, repairing any that are found. Shake off any water that has collected on tarps, empty and turn over any containers that have/can collect water.
  • Pick-up any leaves, sticks, and other debris that has collected in your yard over the winter months. Piles of debris can provide shelter for a wide variety of insects, rodents, and other pests.
  • To help prevent pests from gaining easy access into your home, trim back overgrown tree branches and bushes from the exterior of your home.
  • Declutter and organize the garage and shed; an organized storage area offers fewer places for pests to hide in on your property. 

Indoor Spring Cleaning Tips:

  • Move and clean behind your home’s large appliances removing all the crumbs, dust, and other debris that can collect behind them.
  • To help discourage pantry pests and other household critters, re-organize the pantry, cleaning out any crumbs and throwing out any items that have expired or that are past their prime.
  • Thoroughly wash out and sanitize all trashcans that are located inside of your home.
  • Make sure that any pet food is stored inside of your home is being kept in plastic or metal containers with tight-fitting lids, not in its original packaging.
  • Thoroughly vacuum underneath all furniture, underneath all areas rugs, underneath beds, and in the seams of all upholstered furniture and mattresses.

For help keeping your home pest free during the spring season and throughout the rest of year, partner with Parkway Pest Services and put into place a year-round pest control program. Our professionals can provide a thorough inspection of your property and put into place the prevention and control services needed to eliminate any current problems that you may be experiencing with pests and to prevent future issues with them. Do not try to prevent problems with spring pests on your own, let us help by implementing an environmentally responsible, year-round pest control solution!