Throughout the nation people are talking about the effects of the coronavirus. Every city and state are deciding the best ways to prevent the virus from spreading in their community. Opinions are varied and sometimes heated. Today A Five Star Termite & Pest Control wants to talk about something you can do during this time to help improve your pest control while you and your family members are spending more time than normal at home.
Empty Trash Cans to Keep Bugs Out
When life gets stressful it can be easy to overlook some of our typical duties. During this time of high stress do not forget that your garbage needs to be emptied on a regular basis. This includes the garbage inside your home as well as outside of your home. Insects are always looking for a food source. They will get into your garbage and find food if you make it accessible for them. Inside your home you can prevent this by having your children consistently put their trash in the appropriate place. Outside of your home you will want to have a lid on your garbage cans to prevent insects from crawling inside of them as much as possible.
Reduce Clutter where Pests Hide
School administrators are trying to keep their students safe as much as possible. Consequently, students all over the country are being forced to participate in virtual learning. Any mom can tell you that the more kids you have at home during the day, the harder it is to keep your house clean. Clutter will definitely start to pile up quickly. Insects and rodents love to make their nests in piles of clutter. You can prevent this from happening by trying to keep your house as clutter free as possible during their quarantine.
Clean Kitchen to Prevent Pest Infestations
Your kitchen is going to be busy place during this period of shutdown and quarantine. All of your family members will likely spend more time in the kitchen than normal preparing their own food. As this occurs it is very common for messes to be made and not thoroughly cleaned up. Insects and rodents will use this opportunity to find their meals in your messes. Talk to your family about the importance of cleaning up any messes that they may make in the kitchen.
Wash Bedding & Blankets to Deter Bugs
As you and your kids are home on a more regular basis you probably will spend some extra time cuddling up on the couch watching television. Some of you will get to enjoy the chance to sleep in too. Do not forget to wash your sheets and blankets. All sorts of bugs will hide in your nice, warm, comfy blankets if they are given the chance. Washing them regularly will prevent this from happening.
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In addition to all of the tips that we have already mentioned, you will also want to continue having A Five Star Termite & Pest Control come out and treat your home for insects and pests on a routine basis. If you do all of these things you should be able to avoid having an insect problem on top of any concerns that may arise due to the coronavirus. Pests won’t stop for the coronavirus and neither will A Five Star Termite & Pest Control. Call us at the first sign of pests in your home or business!