One of the best pest defenses your home can have is to keep spaces clean and tidy. So, as we look ahead to another spring season, now’s the time to take advantage of our spring cleaning checklist. Once you’ve gone through each room in your home, make sure you call Lawn Plus Pest Control Services for even more pest protection this spring.

Spring Cleaning Checklist to Avoid Pests

Organize the Kitchen

The kitchen is often one of the first places homeowners notice pests. That’s because there are plenty of hiding places as well as food sources. So, if you want to avoid attracting unwanted guests, spring is a great time to do a deep clean. Start with the pantry and purge food items that are stale or expired. Then make sure all of your food storage containers have air-tight lids. Additionally, you should wipe down your cabinets and wipe the shelves down to remove any food debris, dust, or dirt that’s accumulated over the winter. Finally, spring is the perfect time to take that garbage can outside and clean it, inside and out. The smell in this can alone is enough to attract mice, cockroaches, and ants. 

Make Minor Repairs

Winter is harsh, and it’s not unusual that you’ll have to make minor house repairs once the warmer weather hits. So, take this opportunity to also prevent pests from getting inside. Replace any torn or broken screens, inspect your window sills for cracks, patch any holes along your foundation, and clear the gutters of any late fall and winter debris. Making these fixes will help prevent pests from breeding and nesting inside your home. Furthermore, it will also help you identify areas where there might already be an issue. 

Check Forgotten Spaces

We all have that one corner of the basement or the garage that we ignore. It’s where all the clutter has accumulated over the years. But this is your year to clean that space and get rid of the junk. Not only do spiders, bees, and mice love these areas, but this junk is also taking up valuable storage space. So, cleaning these areas up will discourage pests come spring. This is also the perfect time to inspect your crawl spaces, as this often forgotten area of your home is the perfect hiding place for termites and other wood-destroying insects. 

Jump-Start Your Pest Control

Are you ready to get a jump-start on your spring pest control? Then call Lawn Plus Pest Control Services in Cincinnati, OH, at (513) 296-7378. We proudly serve residents throughout the area, taking care of all the pest-related needs. We have solutions for ants, spiders, mosquitos, and more! So, contact us today for an estimate on your whole-home pest solutions.