Spring Cleaning Season Helps Keep Home Pest-Free

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Bug Busters encourages homeowners to partake in spring cleaning as part of pest prevention

Spring cleaning is an opportune practice to inspect homes for and fix areas presenting potential pest threats since homeowners are already going through each room and the outdoor premises to get organized

Spring cleaning is a longstanding tradition helping homeowners welcome the warmer season’s weather, from bringing the outdoor patio furniture out of storage to simply reorganizing the shelves and closets in the house. While the attention of spring cleaning is mainly on aesthetic purposes, Bug Busters reminds homeowners that there are also specific spring cleaning steps they can take to protect their home from pest invasions and damage.

“Spring cleaning is an opportune practice to inspect homes for and fix areas presenting potential pest threats since homeowners are already going through each room and the outdoor premises to get organized,” says Bug Busters Chief Operating Officer Court Parker. “Even taking note of, and sealing, the smallest crack or opening is beneficial in the long run as those crevices, if not attended to, can grow larger with time and become points of entry into the home for pests.”

The spring months also mark the onset of harmful pests including stinging insects like yellow jackets, wasps and hornets, making pest prevention especially important this time of year. As such, Bug Busters recommends the following quick and simple, yet valuable, pest-proofing tips provided by the NPMA:

  • Seal up cracks and small openings along the foundation of the house.
  • Eliminate sources of moisture or standing water.
  • Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house.
  • Keep kitchens clean by wiping counters and emptying the garbage frequently.
  • Keep all food containers sealed.
  • Avoid leaving pet's food dishes out for long periods of time.
  • Keep trash containers clean and sealed, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Screen windows and doors.

For more information on pest prevention for all seasons, please visit bugbustersusa.com. For further details on scheduling an interview with a Bug Busters expert who can share ever more creepy crawly facts and pest-prevention ideas, please contact court(at)bugbustersusa(dot)com or 1-800-210-6262.

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Bug Busters has been family owned and operated since 1984 and is committed to providing top-notch residential and commercial pest control services in the Southeast. While offering the most effective pest control services available, Bug Busters is dedicated to doing so with respect for the environment. The company focuses on the control, removal and monitoring of all types of crawling and flying pests including mosquitoes, rodents, bed bugs, termites, spiders and more. Bug Busters stresses the importance of knowing customers personally and offering thorough and tailored service with a vow to excellence in the products and services that it provides.

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