Why You'll Appreciate Home Pest Control When You Start Spring Cleaning

December 17, 2018

Ready for spring cleaning?

 

Don’t be surprised by any uninvited house guests. At Top Notch Turf, we provide our customers with reliable home pest control. You should know what kinds of pests your home needs protecting from, and which ones you need to be on the lookout for.

Storage areas usually left alone are often the target of hard-working spring cleaners looking to go beyond their regular cleaning routine. These quiet, undisturbed areas also attract spiders looking for a safe place to chill out. As spring cleaning tasks begin to shake things up, both parties will be surprised.

 

Here are a few things you should know about home pest control and spiders.

1. Spiders move around.

They will likely find a place to hide during the day, and the move to a different place to hide at night. Just you’ve declared one space spring-cleaned, and spider-free doesn’t mean your spider troubles have been surely vanquished.

2. Spiders need water.

Ready to clean under the kitchen sink? What about the bathroom sinks? The space enclosed under the sink is often a great place to conveniently store unsightly cleaning supplies and toilet paper. Spiders see this space as prime real estate.

Here they’ll have access to water and will remain relatively undisturbed.

3. Don’t forget to vacuum under the couch.

The most likely place for a spider to chill during the day? Under the couch or armchair. It is hidden and goes undisturbed for days on end.

4. Spiders love your clutter.

It is not a good idea to leave piles of half-done projects and miscellaneous items you are sure to eventually sort through. Most of us have these piles somewhere in the house.

Here is some extra encouragement to get back to them. Or at least remind yourself to use caution when approaching long-untouched piles of things.

5. Watch out in the garage, attic, and basement.

Every home deals with pests. They could be in the back of your closet, behind a desk, or in the corners of your ceiling. Even if you are the June Cleaver type of housekeeper, you need to be wary of spiders in your garage, attic, and basement if your house has them.

If you see signs of a spider infestation in these areas, call a professional. It is important to know what you are dealing with before you start cleaning these areas.