The Ultimate Spring Cleaning to Keep Pests Away 

Spring heralds the arrival of a new season that is a little brighter and a little more comfortable. But spring also means it’s time to take out your cleaning paraphernalia because it is spring cleaning time!

While doing your spring cleaning, keep your eye out on pests that might have taken up residence in your home while it is a little colder outside.

Make sure that you and your family are not co-habiting with some nasty pests, here are some tips for pest-proofing your home this spring.

Guide to Pest-Proofing Your Home This Spring 

Get Rid of Clutter

You can store a lot of things in your basement or garage, but it can easily become cluttered and dirty. Get rid of unused items and re-organise your storage boxes. Use plastic containers, instead of cardboard boxes, to store your items. Eliminating clutter can help prevent pests from talking up residence in your basement or garage.

Close Entry Points

Seal off any gaps or holes that pests may use as entry points. Check your fly screens, windowpanes, doors, etc. for any damage and fix it immediately. Sealing off these holes will also improve insulation in your home for the summer months.

Don’t Forget the Hard-to-Reach Areas

Dust and dirt accumulate in hard-to-reach places because they are not often cleaned. Pests prefer these places because they are isolated and protected from the elements. When spring comes, give your house a thorough clean, including the space beneath the washing machine and fridges, the back of cupboards, and under furniture.

Keep your Garden Well-Maintained

The garden and outdoor area can also be infested by pests. Prevent any pest infestation by maintaining your garden. Mow the lawn and take out the weeds, fallen leaves and overgrown vegetation. Dispose lawn clippings properly because those stuff are perfect breeding grounds for insects such as flies.

Minimise Moisture Sources

Moisture aids in the growth and development of various pests, including cockroaches, termites, rodents and mosquitoes. Spring cleaning is not just about cleaning. It also involves inspecting your bathroom, kitchen and laundry area for any pipe damage that causes water leaks. This will help discourage pests from entering and permanently occupying your home.

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A Guide to Pest Hotspots Around Your Home


Part of spring cleaning is cleaning your closet to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring. It is a time to sort out your clothes – those for discarding and those for donation. It is also a good time to check if any pests have made it their home. Silverfish may find their way into your wardrobe one of the main sources of food is fabric or textiles.


Ants and cockroaches are more active during the warmer months and can easily be spotted in the kitchen as they search for food and water. The kitchen attracts various insects, including the so-called pantry pests such as moths, weevils and beetles. These pests go after baking ingredients and grain products.

For your spring cleaning, take out the stuff in your kitchen cabinets and pantry and get rid of expired good such as flour, rice, spices, etc.


Moisture, which is always present in the bathroom, attracts cockroaches. Your spring-cleaning checklist should include washing the shower curtains and cleaning out the drawers and medicine cabinets. Check for any leaks and fix it, if you find any.

Outdoor Areas

Watch out for any gaps and cracks that pests can use as entry points to your home. See if there is loose mortar or damage in the wood around your home. Make sure there are no branches or bushes that are close to houses as these acts as magnets for termites. The same goes for tree stumps and mulch, so make sure these are nowhere around your garden or lawn.

Garage and Shed

Garages and sheds are like paradise for spiders and rodents. These areas have many dark nooks and clutter that provide cover while they breed and nurture their young. Use plastic containers to store items rather than cardboard boxes, which can easily be chewed by rodents and penetrated by small insects like spiders and silverfish.

Checks the cracks and crevices to make sure no insect is nesting there. If you can stick a pencil in the hole, it means it is large enough for small insects and even rodents to enter through it.

If You Find a Pest

While doing your spring cleaning, don’t be surprised if you come upon tiny, uninvited guests in your home. When the weather starts to get warmer, insects tend to go indoors to escape the heat.

Pests can cause damage to your property and personal belongings if they are ignored. If you do find any of those harmful pests, call an experienced pest control service to help you get rid of them.

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