Spring is approaching and with spring comes insects. As temperatures warm up, insects venture back outside, and often times, into our home.
It is important to keep insects out of your home this spring to avoid unwanted infestations, consider using these methods:
Keep Gardens Distant
We all start working hard on our gardens during the spring months, but gardens can be a big contributor to insect infestations. When planting or mulching, make sure to keep gardens about three feet from your house. Many small insects and rodents are attracted to plants, flowers, and mulch. Keep gardens a short distance away from your foundation prevent lingering insects from getting inside.
Get Rid of Standing Water
Winter months leave behind a lot of standing water. Many insects, such as flies and mosquitoes, linger around standing water. If you have an in-ground pool that is covered with water in the cover, drain it as soon as possible. Make sure you clear your gutters of any debris that might result in standing water within your gutters as well.
Keep Food Sealed Up
In winter, we are often able to be a bit more relaxed when it comes to storing our food. We don’t have to be sure that we shut the cereal box, but in warmer months, all food needs to be sealed away. Dry food should be in an airtight container, from pet food to rice and otherwise. Be sure to clean counters often and make sure that nothing sticky is left behind that pests might feast on.
Deep Clean Rugs
Cleaning your rugs is a great way to keep your home clean and prevent unwanted bugs.
Clean Your Closet
To avoid unnecessary clutter where critters can hide, clean your closet. Donate old, unused clothes or give them away to friends and family.