Pest Control and the Importance of Spring Cleaning

April 26, 2023
Pest Control and the Importance of Spring Cleaning

We all know the tell-all signs that Spring has sprung. Flowers blooming and temperatures rising mean it’s time for Spring cleaning. Warmer weather tends to encourage us to open doors and windows to let in the fresh Spring air. All of these factors also mean the potential for new pests is high. Keeping your home clean is one of the most effective ways to keep the pests moving right past your home and on to their next location.

Two of the most common spring pests that make their way inside here in the low country are cockroaches and ants. Cockroaches can be hurtful to your family. They leave behind germs and can cause allergic reactions for those with allergies. Ants are one of those pests that are very difficult to get rid of once they enter, so no one wants to see evidence of them! This is why spring cleaning is vital to keeping these pests out of your home. McFadden Pest Control has a list of tips to help you navigate:

Spring Cleaning Tips to Help Keep Pests Away

  1. Deep Clean the Kitchen – The kitchen is where pests often make their way when they enter a home. They are looking for the crumbs that made their way under the stove that we have not seen and/or forgotten about.  Pulling out your stove and refrigerator in order to get all crumbs is important during a good spring clean.  Also, wiping down all the pantry shelves with soap and water to remove any crumbs left behind is critical.
  2. Wash out your Garbage Cans – It’s important to use soap and water to wash out the garbage cans to help keep pests away. This will eliminate the crumbs and residue that get stuck on the bottom or around the lid of the can.  These are the areas that attract the pests that we do not want around.
  3. Fix any Leaks – Pests need water to survive. Spring is often when we see people begin to water the lawn.  It is important to ensure that there is not a steady water leak around a hose outside because this will bring pests close to the doors of your home. Then this allows them to enter! Look under every sink in your home and make sure to wipe them down and ensure there are no leaks or standing water.
  4. Vacuum the Furniture – Furniture will pick up crumbs from our late-night snacks and debris left on our clothing from meals and travel throughout the day.  This is exactly what pests are looking for; dirty furniture acts as their buffet.  A thorough vacuum will help eliminate this as a potential bait for pests.

While all of these spring-cleaning tips can help fight the pest battle, hiring a professional is the most effective way to fight.  McFadden Pest Control is ready and waiting for your call today.

Are you interested in learning more about McFadden Pest Control? 
Feel free to reach us at 843-763-4533 or [email protected].

McFadden Pest Control
Reliable pest control for Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding area

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