Spring Cleaning Prevents Common Kitchen Pests

Warm weather is just weeks away and while you may be excited about the upcoming season, many pests will be as well. In spring, overwintering pests will begin to wake from their slumber and many hatchlings will emerge. To ensure your home is protected from common pests and the infestation dangers they pose, spring cleaning is an absolute must.

Perhaps the most attractive room in your home to pests is the kitchen because of the food and water sources that are readily available. During the spring, it is not uncommon to see ants walking in formation across a kitchen countertop or be surprised by a wandering cockroach in search of food if the proper precautions haven’t been taken. Unfortunately, these precautions typically aren’t taken by homeowners.

To begin your spring cleaning, take the time to go through your pantry and remove any outdated or stale spices, flour or foods that may be attractive to pests. Once you have cleared your cabinets out and performed a thorough inspection, it is likely that there are still remnants of food that are lingering. It is important to wipe these surfaces down since pests can thrive on the smallest particles that may still be available.

In most cases, homeowners will want to do a full clean of their kitchen, including the floors and countertops, to ensure pests won’t have easy access to the accommodations needed for them to flourish. This, inevitably, includes pulling your appliances away from the wall and removing any grease splatters or foods that have accumulated behind them. This is particularly beneficial for cockroaches that enjoy grease and secluded shelter for their eggs.

While it is important to not only focus on the kitchen during your spring cleaning efforts to prevent pests, it’s often the best place for homeowners to start. Once this room has been finished, you likely will want to take other areas like the bathrooms and outdoor areas into consideration. The best defense in guarding against common spring pests is proactively discouraging their stay.

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