Insects and other pests can make your home unsanitary and unpleasant to live in. They spread disease, annoy you and can even injure you with their bites. If you want to get rid of them, you can use some simple home cleaning tips to make sure they stay away.
The kitchen is a hot spot for attracting pests. Food particles will be the main reason they are in your house anyway, and you want to keep those to a minimum. That means you need to clean every day and even after every use of the kitchen.
Every time you make a sandwich, cut some fruit or prepare a meal, you need to
clean up after yourself. Your crumbs, fruit juices and other bits of food will attract bugs and give them a reason to visit your home. The more you allow your kitchen to contain food particles the more likely the pests will be to take up residence there.
Be sure to clean up after yourself and make certain that other people in the house do the same thing. All dishes should be washed right away and their trash should be taken out each day. You can also cover the trashcan to prevent the smell of food from tantalizing pests and bringing them into your home.
Prevent Access And Pest Attraction
It’s not just the inside of your home that you need to watch out for. You also need to make sure that your home’s exterior is not bringing in the bugs. Anytime you place garbage outside, be sure they are placed away from the house and that they are bagged up and covered. If you don’t do that, then you will attract bugs into your home quickly.
You also want to look for ways that bugs can get into your home. Make sure all
doors and windows are sealed tightly, but you also need to ensure that the
bottom of your house provides no access for them. Your basement may need to have some sealing work done on it, and your ventilation ducts may need bug traps placed beside them. These are mostly simply fixes, but they offer a greater line of defence against pests that want to invade your home.
Dry Up Water Immediately
Insects and other pests are looking for food primarily, but they will also be
attracted by excess moisture. Any wet spills in your house need to be cleaned up right away, particularly if they are from sweet-tasting or sweet-smelling liquids.
Sugary substances attract insects the quickest.
Bathroom and kitchen areas are most likely to have water build-ups, and the
basement can sometimes be a problem area for water collection as well. Just
make certain that you are mopping up and drying up water as it collects. This will prevent mould growth and provide one less attraction for pests to draw them into your home.
Using these simple tips, you can make your home free from pests all year round.