• Jonathan Stoddard

Cleaning Tips To Help Prevent Insects In Your Home



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No one likes to have pests anywhere around the home, especially in the kitchen. Insects have a way of always causing nuisances and havoc whenever they find themselves in people's homes. When these pests manage to find their way into your home, dealing with them or getting rid of them can be incredibly challenging.

However, the most comfortable and cheapest way to deal with pests before they get entirely out of control is to prevent them from finding their way into your home. Here are some tips that can help you to prevent pests from entering your home.

Cleaning the Interior Spaces of your Home

If you are searching for the surest way to keep pests far away from your home, it is straightforward; keep every room or interior space in your home clean and neat. Bugs are naturally drawn to your home in the first place because they hope to find food and suitable shelter there. And a messy house is a perfect habitat for bugs.

To prevent bugs from coming into your home, you have to eliminate what they are attracted to. Bugs such as ants and cockroaches are always on the lookout for food crumbs around the house, particularly kitchen countertops and floors. Also, they are attracted to dark, cluttered spaces where they can hide and breed.

Here are some steps you can take to make the interior spaces of your home uninhabitable for pests:

  • Sweep and vacuum all interior areas each day.

  • Make sure to keep countertops clean and free of food particles or crumbs.

  • Regularly wipe the dust away from windows and corners.

  • Always clear off any food residue or crumbs from ovens and microwaves.

Cleaning the Basement and Attic

Basements and attics are among the favorite places that bugs like to hide. In the attics and basements, bugs can enjoy staying in the dark and remaining undisturbed and undetected for some time.

Your first thought of preventing bugs from coming into these dark spaces might be to block off any entry points to the attic and basement. However, tiny bugs can always find their way inside through small cracks or openings. Centipedes and silverfish usually hide in storage boxes that have been lying around in dark spaces for an extended period.

Decluttering, organizing, and cleaning the attic and basement can help you to remove possible hiding spaces such as some old clutter you no longer use.

Cleaning the Exterior Spaces Around your Home

Bugs do not just automatically find their way into your home; they are often drawn into your home by objects of attraction, usually by how the outside of your home looks like. Things such as overgrown lawn and bushes, debris or leaf clutter, and standing water close to your home can attract pests to your home, and they could easily find their way into the interior spaces through the foundation.

Here are some of the things you could do to ward off pests from around your surrounding:

  • Clear off any clutter of wood, leaf, debris, or other possible hiding places for pests from your surroundings.

  • Regularly mow and rake the lawn.

  • Clear bushes, and remove or trim shrubs around the edges of your home.

  • Periodically clean out the gutters around your home.

  • Hire a Pest Control Company for regular spraying maintenance


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