ant pest identification

As Spring continues, many of you are doing your Spring cleaning. As one who hates clutter, Spring cleaning is one of my favorite activities. It’s a great time to purge our lives of things that we no longer use, clean our living spaces and get ready for the warm season. The kitchen is one of the rooms in our house that get the most attention. Here are some tips for making this year’s Spring cleaning doubly effective for protecting against pests.

  • Wash and wipe cabinets and pantries – Over the winter, the maple syrup dripped, the flour spilled and the cookie crumbs fell. Give the shelves a good wipe down with water and a grease cutting soap.
  • Drains – Pull up the rubber drains and clean them thoroughly in the dishwasher. This will discourage fruit flies from nesting and reproducing.
  • Microwave Tops and Vent Hoods – These are great grease collectors and often go undetected. Ants and other pests LOVE grease.

Spring cleaning is great for many reasons. Just remember while you are doing it that certain details will double your efforts for protecting your kitchens from Spring pests.

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