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Spring is in the air. After you’ve survived the long winter, it’s time to jump into action and tackle your spring cleaning routine. But as you pack away your boots and hats after you’ve washed the floors, don’t overlook the critical spring cleaning steps that aid in pest control. Check out these 6 spring cleaning pest control tips to keep the critters away from your home.

1. Go through your clothes

You’re likely already packing and unpacking clothing that has been stored away in boxes. As you do so, carefully inspect each piece for signs of pests and moths — those small holes are a warning sign you shouldn’t ignore. While you’re at it, go through the clothing you regularly keep in your closet to ensure you’re free of extra guests in your home.

2. Clear the kitchen cabinets

Your closet drawers aren’t the only spaces you should be emptying and cleaning. Your kitchen drawers and cupboards can be a haven for crawling creatures. The crumbs that occasionally land within your kitchen can quickly add up and attract pests. Be sure to remove all food particles and wash down your shelves.

3. Clean the closets

You know all of those closets that serve as a home to seasonal decorations and things you don’t normally use? Pay close attention to what could be inside. Empty those closets and give them a good cleaning. There might not be much in there, but you’ll have peace of mind when you discover there’s nothing hiding inside. Or, you might be glad you discovered that dead insect so you can prevent them in the future.

4. Seal up entry points

Spring is the perfect time to walk around your house and seal off any entry points that allow pests to enter the comfort of your home. Check your doors and screens to ensure they’re intact and free of any cracks and crevices.

5. Clean the carpets

Even if you vacuum your home on a regular basis, there could be mysterious crumbs and items hiding inside your carpet. Deep cleaning or professionally cleaning your carpet could improve your indoor air quality and remove any lingering spots and stains. Moreover, a good cleaning will eliminate the particles embedded deep inside that can attract pests. If you’ve discovered pests inside your home, call Plunkett’s Pest Control. Our expert technicians have the skills and abilities to safely eliminate pests. We’ve been in the business for over 100 years and have your best interests in mind. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a service.    

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