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SPRING CLEANING ADVICE TO AVIOD PESTS

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SPRING CLEANING ADVICE TO AVIOD PESTS

The Las Vegas Valley is in the middle of spring and most of us in Summerlin or Henderson are sprucing up their homes and yards. If you are one of these people, make sure that you address the pest hot spots around your home.

The following is a handy room-by-room guide of specific things to do to avoid pests this spring.

Kitchen

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Ants and other common pests are known to infest kitchen spaces because this room provides easy access to food and water sources. Although you keep countertops and other surfaces clean on a daily basis, there are still a few other projects you can do to make it less attractive to pests.

Remove all of the items from your cabinets and pantry. Go through them and discard of stale spices and other dated items such as flour. These baking ingredients attract pantry pests, including several types of beetles, Indian meal moths and ants. After that wipe down the inside of your cabinets and install fresh shelf paper- then, pull out your appliances from the wall as much as possible and vacuum behind them.

Bathroom

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Many pests like cockroaches and silverfish are attracted to moisture, so they are commonly found in bathrooms. Eliminating sources of water in the bathroom is the best way to prevent pest infestations. In addition to washing the shower curtain and liner, and cleaning out the medicine cabinet, you should check under the sink and around the tub and toilet to ensure there are no moisture issues from leaky pipes or faucets. 

Basement and Garage

garage

Rodents, spiders and many of other pests can make themselves at home in the basement or garage. The main reason that pests often take up refuge in these spaces is because these spots tend to have dark corners and clutter, which provides the ideal place for rodents and spiders to hide. Take some time to go through your valuables and eliminate clutter where possible. Steer clear from using cardboard boxes to store items, using plastic bins with secure lids instead. You should also be sure to seal any cracks or crevices with a silicone-based caulk that pests could use to enter your home.

Outdoor Space

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Once you complete the inside of your home, take a walk around the outside of your home to take stock of any damage done over the winter months. Start on the roof by repairing fascia and rotted roof shingles, as some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood. Then, clean out clogged gutters and downspouts to ensure they are properly functioning. You may also find you need to repair ripped screens, replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the foundation and windows.

When landscaping, don’t forget to trim bushes and branches away from the home to prevent easy access for pests to move indoors. Also, remove rotted tree stumps and keep mulch at least 15 inches away from the home’s foundation – both of which could be magnets for termites.

If you find any infestations you are advised to call a licensed pest control professional.

GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs.  Get a quote now!

 

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