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Spring Cleaning For Pest Control

It is high time for homeowners to start planning their spring cleaning schedules because spring is just around the corner. Keeping pest control on your to-do list is crucial regardless of whether you prefer to spread the cleaning process out over the entire season or get it over with in one weekend-long marathon session. A lack of preventative care could easily lead to pest infestations in your home as warmer weather causes pests to be more active. Skedaddle is there should you require help with pest infestations in your home and property, and also offers effective DIY spring cleaning tips.

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control: DIY Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Home


The simplest way to organize your spring cleaning efforts is to divide them into indoor and outdoor tasks. When it comes to indoor cleaning activities, the experts at Skedaddle recommend the following:

Bird seed on your lawn or around your home will act as a magnet for squirrels, mice and rats

● Pulling out kitchen appliances and inspecting for activity as well as cleaning any crumbs
● Wiping down the insides of kitchen cabinets and installing fresh shelf paper
● Removing all items from kitchen cabinets and pantry and discarding dated and stale items
● Thoroughly scrubbing all kitchen surfaces complete with appliances, countertops, and floors
● Checking around the toilet, bath and sink to remove excessive moisture
● Fixing leaky faucets or pipes that can act as moisture sources for pests
● Washing the shower curtain and liner
● Cleaning out the bathroom medicine cabinet
● Transferring stored items from cardboard boxes to plastic bins with sealed lids
● Inspecting common storage areas such as the garage, closets and the basement for pest activity and eliminating clutter wherever you can

Similarly, Skedaddle professionals also offer the following tips when it comes to outdoor spring cleaning activities:


● Trimming tree branches and shrubbery in order to keep them from making contact with your home
● Replacing loose mortar and weather-stripping around the windows and foundations
● Sealing small openings and cracks along the foundation of your home, complete with entry points for pipes and utilities
● Cleaning out downspouts and gutters to extend the life of your roof and eliminate rodent food sources
● Eliminating sources of standing water surrounding the home, as well as clogged gutters and birdbaths
● Checking your roof for signs of damage or decay
● Ensuring mulch is kept at least 40 cm from the foundation
● Screening all doors and windows

Getting up on a ladder to check your roof will give you the opportunity to repair any openings before wildlife find them

If You Do Discover A Pest Infestation In Your Home, Contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control


Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has been at the forefront of pest and wildlife removal services for nearly thirty years and has had thousands of successful interventions to date. The company has also pioneered humane pest and wildlife removal techniques and methods, and each intervention and removal is done by hand thanks to highly trained Skedaddle technicians. This experience and practice means Skedaddle knows the typical causes of pest infestations in your home and offers its help with both spring cleaning tips and advice as well as humane removal services should the worst happen. Contact Skedaddle today and let the professionals handle the heavy lifting.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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