As the temperatures and humidity levels increase, many types of pests become more active in their search for food, water, and shelter. Unfortunately, our homes often provide all three for unwanted pests, making them prime targets during the spring months. 

However, in addition to regular pest control service in Tampa from Nvirotect Pest Control Services, there are steps that you can take to protect your home against pests.

Spring Cleaning Tips 

Clean Your Gutters

Do not overlook the importance of thoroughly cleaning your gutters during your spring cleaning. Neglected and clogged gutters can quickly become filled with water, organic matter, and debris. This combination creates an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes and ants, and can additionally create a nesting ground for birds and rodents. Make certain that your gutters are completely clear and properly draining to eliminate pests from gathering there. 

Clean Any Areas That Can Potentially Hold Water

Standing water can act as a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. Ensure that you have no clutter outside your home that can hold any amount of water, including old tires, unused plants, pots, or buckets to prevent pests.

Seal Potential Entry Points 

Inspect your home for any openings, gaps, door sweeps, and cracks that pests can use to enter. Important parts of your home to check include doors, door sweeps, windows, holes in window screens, cracks in your foundation, and gaps around utility pipes and boxes. If any are found, seal them with caulk, weather stripping, or wire mesh, as necessary.

Prune Overgrown Landscaping and Foliage and Remove Any Items Leaning Against Your Home

It is important to trim overgrown vegetation, including bushes, trees, and shrubs, to at least 18 inches away from walls. This will eliminate any attractive habitats for pests or their potential means of entry into your home. Additionally remove any items that are leaning against your home or structure, including wood piles and junk piles. Pests are attracted to organic matter and can use these items as a means of entry into your home.

Deep Clean Surfaces Inside Your Home

Pests are attracted to food residue, crumbs, and spills left behind on surfaces throughout your home. It is important to vacuum, mop, and wipe down all surfaces regularly, and disinfect and scrub countertops, floors, and high-traffic areas for a deeper clean.

Vacuum All Furniture

Dust and crumbs can accumulate on couches, seating, tables, and shelves from everyday activities. This spring, eliminate potential food sources and hiding spots by vacuuming all furniture and dusting surfaces that are hard to reach.

Take Time to Declutter and Clean Untouched Areas

Clutter not only creates effective hiding spots for pests but also impedes your ability to detect them. Piles of dust and clutter provide attractive hiding spots, homes, and potential breeding spots for spiders, ants, cockroaches, and rodents. Make sure to dispose of unnecessary items, organize storage spaces, and work to keep surfaces around the house as clear as possible. This will, additionally, allow for your pest control service technician in Tampa with Nvirotect Pest Control Services to inspect more thoroughly. 

Implement Regular Maintenance Checks

Regularly maintaining and cleaning your home will prevent the accumulation of debris, food sources, and hiding spots for pests as we enter into the warmer months. As the leading pest control company in Tampa, Nvirotect Pest Control Services recommends creating a regular cleaning schedule to be completed daily, weekly, and quarterly. This way, your home has a decreased risk of pest activity.

Regular maintenance should additionally include pest inspections and preventative pest control treatments from Nvirotect Pest Control Services. This way, early signs of pest activity can be identified and treated as soon as possible, allowing you to enjoy your home without worry of potential intruders.


Work With Nvirotect Pest Control Services For the Most Effective Pest Control

With Nvirotect Pest Control Services as the leading pest control company in Tampa, you can be prepared and protected against pests this spring.

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