Spring is in the air! Everyone is excited to enjoy heaps of sunshine, perfect temperatures, and a fresh breeze. Not to mention the blooming flowers, abundant fruits and vegetables, and green grass and plants. As people set out to enjoy the beautiful season, unfortunately, so do pests. Insects and bugs break from their long hibernation period, searching for shelter, food, and breeding grounds in spring. That’s why spring-cleaning is critical to keep these pests at bay!
Why Is Spring Cleaning Necessary?
Spring cleaning allows you to freshen up your space and prevent an invasion of hungry and homeless pests. The thing about pests is that they love dirt and filth. If your space offers this, they’ll creep right in and get comfortable. The worst part is that they reproduce so fast, and it’s often a daunting task to get rid of them. If you do experience an infestation, you’ll need an expert from a reputable pest control company in Toronto to help out.
Luckily, our team has put together some cleaning tips to help you prevent a pest invasion this spring. Please see below:
There are many types of ants in Toronto. However, certain species, such as carpenter ants, cause the most structural damage. Other species, like pavement ants, are more of a nuisance. Keep food in sealed containers and take out your garbage regularly to keep ants at bay. You might also want to consider investing in an ant treatment product. However, if you still notice ant activity, you’ll need to get professional help. Our experts from Advantage Pest Control will inspect your home, identify the ant species, and treat the problem.
Mice are not only an eyesore, but a health hazard too. They are known to cause problems for Toronto restaurants, homeowners, and businesses. You can avoid an invasion by removing accessible food sources, water, and items that offer shelter. You also want to seal up any holes and openings that may serve as entry points for the rodents. Don’t forget to trim the hedges and bushes that are near your home, too!
Spring weather creates a perfect living condition for these creepy insects. Cockroaches love wet areas, so you’ll likely find them behind appliances like stoves, refrigerators, and dishwashers. Sometimes, they hide under floor drains, sinks, rugs, and mats. So you want to fix any leaky water sources, wipe down all kitchen and bathroom surfaces and avoid leaving unwashed utensils and dinner scraps. Store any leftover foods in tightly sealed containers when on the counter or place them in your refrigerator.
Get Professional Pest Control in Toronto!
Cleaning your home and compound is the best way to prevent an invasion. If you have any concerns, Advantage Pest Control will help you keep these pests at bay so that you can enjoy your spring without worries. If you are having a pest problem, please contact us. One of our team members would be happy to speak to you about our professional pest control including treatment for bed bugs, termites, ants and more! It is our job to keep pests out of Toronto homes!