Now that fall is almost over and winter is approaching, it’s time to do a deep clean of your home, both inside and outside. This is great for keeping things neat and clean, but it’s also great for keeping pests away from your Boise home.
Check out these tips on fall cleaning and pest prevention while being on the lookout for evidence of pest infestation. Call a trained and certified exterminator in Boise Idaho if you see anything.
Top Cleaning Tips
Remove any harmful chemicals such as pesticides and toxic cleaners hiding under sinks, and in attics, basements, garages, and closets.
Check expiration dates on food products and throw away any damaged or unsealed containers.
Read how to properly dispose of products as instructed on the labels.
Repair screens to keep pests out.
Inspect appliances, faucets, and utility lines for accumulation of moisture so mold, mildew, insects and rodents aren’t attracted to the area.
Clear leaves and debris from gutters.
Store summer items like décor and clothing in air-tight bins or in vacuum-sealed storage bags to deter pests that eat cardboard. These pests can include cockroaches, termites, silverfish, and moths.
Clear any spider webs.
Caulk openings, even tiny ones, as mice can fit in spaces as small as a dime.
Place all food (pet and human) in airtight, sealed containers.
Store outdoor patio furniture, lawn mowers and garden hoses in clean, dry places.
Keep your home neat to give pests fewer spots in which to hide.
Create a Regular Cleaning Regimen
Once the house has been deep cleaned, come up with a checklist you can use every season so you don’t miss anything. You should do a deep clean in spring and then again in fall. Perform periodic checks to look for any evidence of pest infestation, as early detection and removal will be key in ensuring your Boise home remains critter-free. Wipe down countertops, clear sink drains, secure all food, and wipe the insides of kitchen cabinets. Be sure to mop up spills as they happen, and sweep away crumbs after eating.
Next, wash bed linens regularly in hot water, from sheets to comforters, and flip your mattresses every so often. You’ll also want to regularly wash your shower curtains, and get your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned.
Don’t forget windows and doors, but don’t just clean the glass; wipe down the window sills as well. Don’t neglect the baseboards, door knobs, ceiling fans, and light switches either.
Boise Pest Control Experts
Call our Boise pest control experts if you spot any signs of pest infestation while cleaning out your home for the season. You can get a free quote when you contact us at 208-600-8734 and we will schedule treatment.
Eco Pest Control
11650 Fairview Ave Boise, Idaho 83713 208-600-8734
Boise Best Exterminators
Eco Pest Control is the trusted pest control expert in Boise, ID and all surrounding areas. We're a small, locally owned company that offers both residential and commercial pest exterminator and pest prevention service. Specializing in the treatment of indoor and outdoor pests, we are trained and certified exterminators who offer free estimates and inspections.
Trained and certified exterminators in Idaho
Eco Pest Control's professional exterminators are trained, knowledgeable and experienced in a wide variety of pest control methods and products. Rest assured, when you call us, you get us. Period. No waiting around like you would with the big companies.
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