Spring Cleaning Your Way To A Pest-Free Tulsa Home

March 19, 2020

Productivity can be a hard thing to muster up especially come spring when there are so many beautiful distractions out in nature. As the weather warms up and showers fall, will you succumb to laziness, or will you be cleaning your way to a better home? Would it help if we told you that cleaning won’t just make your home look better? If you do it right, you might just spring clean your way into a pest-free home. Here is how you can do this.

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Problems Spring Pests Cause

Pests can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Sometimes it can seem like most of nature’s creatures are looking to share our homes with us come spring. And when pests get into homes, they bring problems with them. Some pests are dangerous and can spread diseases, parasites, and pathogens, others are destructive and, if left unchecked, could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in home repair costs. The one problem it seems most pests have in common is that they are annoying. Whether it is rats running around in your ceiling voids late at night, or flies landing on your TV, pests are just plain annoying to deal with.

How A Clean Home Can Keep Away Pests

Although not all pests thrive in a dirty home, enough of them do, thus making spring cleaning a necessity. Think about this. If a pest wanders into your home and finds scraps of food under your refrigerator and a place to hide inside your walls, what are the chances they are going to leave? On the contrary, if pests wander into a home and can’t find a single spec of food to live on, how long do you think they will they last before either dying or leaving? The cleaner your home is, the less likely it will be to have pest problems.

The Best Way To Prepare Your Home Against Pests

Cleaning is not the only way to keep pests away. To make sure pests don’t want to get into your home this spring, here are some things we recommend you do.

  • Use a caulking gun to seal up gaps and cracks in your home’s exterior.

  • Have larger damage that could let pests inside repaired.

  • Make sure your gutters are working properly.

  • Eliminate sources of water build up in and around your home.

  • Keep your yard clean of fallen fruit and other food scraps.

  • Clean out and store away pet food and water bowls before going to bed at night.

  • Repair or replace broken window/door screening.

  • Install door sweeps under all exterior doors.

  • If you don’t already have them, invest in tight-fitting lids for interior and exterior trash cans.

  • Keep your yard and home free of clutter and debris as much as possible.

  • Store leftover food inside airtight containers.

  • Clean thoroughly on a regular basis, not neglecting under large appliances and furniture.

The Easiest Way To Keep Pests Out This Spring

Keeping up with DIY pest prevention can be a difficult task. If you are looking for an easier approach to pest control, we have a better answer for you here at Dandi Guaranty. Not only do our methods work better than all of the above prevention tips combined, but they also require no effort on your part. You don’t have to lift a finger to deal with pests; we do it all!

Sound like a good deal? Give us a call today. We would be happy to talk you through your service options and find the best one for you and your property.

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