Spring has sprung, and you know what that means. Beautiful blooms, trees exploding with green, and a crisp, spring sun warming the soil. It also means that pests are waking up in the walls of your home and under your floorboards and are creeping forth to take over your home. And they can be very hard to get rid of. Bed bugs lay one to five eggs a day, and cockroaches can live for a month without food and hold their breath for up to 40 minutes. That’s why it’s best to design your customary spring cleaning with those pests in mind. Take a look at these tips to find out exactly how:
Clean Out Your Pantry
Winter means hearty stews, cups of hot cocoa, and big, warm meals. It also means that your pantry can get very crowded, and spills or missing tops can go unnoticed for a long time. That’s why it’s important to take a few hours one afternoon and take everything out of your pantry to assess your situation. Once everything is cleared out, clean out the space (including the walls and ceiling) with a warm solution of white vinegar, lemon juice and Castile soap. Use this opportunity to tighten lids, wipe down any drips, get rid of expired goods, and transfer things to new containers.
Caulk and Seal
Any and all cracks and openings in your home are basically doorways for unwanted pests to crawl through. Spend a day caulking and sealing, paying special attention to the space below and above moldings and near doorways and windows. This is a kind of two-for-one spring maintenance task — a well-sealed home can save you a lot when it comes to your energy bill.
Leave it To The Professionals
When it comes down to it, you can’t keep all the pests out by yourself. That’s why there are professionals — your local pest control company has tons of experience spring proofing and eliminating any existing bugs that could spawn an infestation. Many people find conventional bug control unappealing, because of the chemicals. Luckily, environmentally friendly exterminators know how to take care of your problem without them.
Spring cleaning (and pest control maintenance) will set you up for a long, warm, bug-free season! You won’t have to look hard to find the best pest control Oregon has to offer. Of all the eco-friendly pest control companies, we are confident that we offer the best pest control Grants Pass could provide. Bugs may love Oregon’s temperate climate just as much as you do, but if you follow these tips, you can keep them at bay all summer long.