Pest Prevention Spring Cleaning Tips - PEST UK

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Pest Prevention Spring Cleaning Tips

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Pest Prevention Spring Cleaning Tips

The arrival of warm weather brings with it the desire to tackle home improvements and general upkeep. Take advantage of this and maintain a healthy living environment for your family and, as a result, prevent pests from infesting your home this spring

As part of your spring cleaning, we recommend being on the lookout for these insects and pests- ants, cockroaches, rats, mice, silverfish and spiders. Here are some of our top pest prevention spring cleaning tips:

  1. Wipe down all kitchen surfaces. Any sticky or sugary residue remaining on your counters will be enticing to ants.
  2. Fix leaky taps. Keep moisture at a minimum by promptly repairing leaking pipes or taps. These can be a water source for rats or a breeding sight for filter flies if stagnant, standing water.
  3. Pick up after yourself. Make sure all of your trash makes it into the rubbish bin and is covered to eliminate food sources. Crumbs left under fridges can be a food source for cockroaches.
  4. Empty your kitchen bin often and keep it clean. This will prevent odours, and mould, etc.
  5. Avoid leaving out food and unwashed dishes. Keep any leftover food stored in tight, covered containers whether they are on the counter or in your fridge. This will reduce the risk of flies, ants, and rodents from having an easy food source.
  6. Trim bushes and hedges that are near or touching your house, this can prevent rodents from climbing up to your roof and deny harbourage for other pests as well.
  7. Seal any cracks or openings in to your home. Mice only require a gap of a centimetre to get in through.
  8. Check your gutters for blockages and debris that can cause flooding or be a harbourage point for pests.

Pest prevention spring cleaning tips


PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK. Using a BPCA member company ensures you have a qualified, fully insured company treating your pest problem.

Established in 1985, PEST UK offers pest control services to domestic & commercial premises, as one-off treatments, or as annual contracts.

Our rates are extremely competitive. Our company is fully insured and uses only the most up-to-date biodegradable insecticides and poisons. All of our technicians are BPCA/ADAS certified.

PESTUK have offices in BalhamOxfordGuildfordEnfield, Potters Bar, Reading,  SheppertonWantage,  SalisburySt Albans, Stevenageand Ware.

Call us on 0330 100 2811 to book an appointment regarding- Pest prevention spring cleaning tips, or any other pest problem you may have.


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