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Spring Cleaning to Control Pests

As spring rolls around, the ants, roaches, spiders, and many other pests become more active. Your house is a prime candidate for them to make a home because of the temperature control, food, water, and shelter it provides them.

Use these tips during this season’s spring cleaning to prevent pests from invading your home. Prepare your home and protect it from the problems cockroaches, spiders, and ants can cause.


Because of its supply of water, food, and hiding places, your kitchen is the perfect paradise for pests, especially ants and cockroaches. These tips will help you protect the room that is most vulnerable to infestation.

Search food cupboards and the pantry for signs of ants. Get rid of spoiled food and wash the shelving to keep ants and other pests from being attracted. Pay special attention to the cabinet under the sink for water leaks and water damage. If you keep soap or cleaning supplies in the cabinet under the sink, remove everything and look for soap or chemical stains since pests can take advantage of damaged areas.

Inspect under, behind, and around all appliances for evidence of pest activity and clean thoroughly. Pay particular attention to the fridge, stove, oven, and dishwasher for pest activity, water leakages, damage, and grime. The dishwasher and sink are particularly susceptible to water damage, so be sure to clean and fix any damages you see.

Use a drain cleaner in the kitchen sink to wash away any leftover food grime, which could easily attract ants, cockroaches, or other pests.

A few general things you can do to keep ants and cockroaches or other pests from hiding in the kitchen is to establish a cleaning regimen and clean all the cracks and crevices you can. Place all your food in airtight containers, including pet food, to protect the food from contamination.


Check for water leaks around the toilet and shower while cleaning the bathrooms. The base of the toilet or tub should seal well against the floor, so fix any cracks you find with caulk.

Wash the sink, countertops, and vanity thoroughly. If you find any hair lying around, be sure to clean it up to prevent cockroaches from eating it. Use a drain cleaner to keep the sink, tub, and shower drains clean of any grime since flies and cockroaches can eat or even live in it. Gross but true.

Remove everything from the cabinet under the sink, checking for leaks and water damage and soap or chemical stains.


Basements are some of the most common places where pests like to nest, especially spiders, cockroaches, and rodents. Clutter is also a big contributor to pest problems in basements and other storage areas. Since spiders and rodents can easily access and use cardboard boxes, organize storage spaces with plastic containers that have a secure lid instead.

The best way to keep spiders from the home is to destroy their webs with a duster and keep away insects they use for food. You can use over-the-counter (OTC) products to spray for bugs, including insecticide soap and diatomaceous earth. If you’ve done all you can to keep spiders and other pests at bay but they keep coming back, it could be time for professional help.

Professional Pest Control

Though these methods will make your home less attractive to pests, they won’t get rid of an established infestation. When you’ve done all you can, look for professional help.

That’s where Fox Pest Control is here to help. Our Pest Pros have everything you need to help get rid of crawling insects, rodents, and many other pests. Restore your peace of mind with our Home Protection Plan that uses products that are family-safe, pet-friendly, and environmentally responsible.

If you call today to talk about our Satisfaction Guarantee, you’ll join thousands of homeowners who enjoy our Home Protection Plan. We get the job done right the first time. Because No Bugs is Simply Better.

Posted on April 28, 2020.

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