The return to warmer temperatures is the perfect time for both spring cleaning and a termite inspection. As you bring your house back to life from winter, remember that pests can be lurking both inside and outside your home. Spring provides a great opportunity to rid your home of all unwanted dirt and intruders.
Why Spring Cleaning?
What compels us to clean in spring? The answer is fairly practical: Winter is a time when people hunker down and spend more time indoors. Historically, the amount of dust and soot created from using coal, oil, and wood to keep warm throughout the cold weather needed to be cleaned away.
In honor of this tradition, National Spring Cleaning Week was founded in 2006. This commemorative week encourages us to clean all those places not cleaned on a regular basis. In all probability, this commemorative week came about simply because our mothers, grandmothers, and even great grandmothers did spring cleaning.
Rid Pests From Your Home This Spring
All those places not cleaned on a regular basis are the same places many pests love to call their home. That’s why pairing spring cleaning with pest control is a natural inclination. It offers the perfect opportunity to set your home up for your annual termite inspection.
An annual termite inspection is really more than just a termite inspection. A well-trained pest specialist like the pros at Ecola will be looking for signs of many different household pests and the conditions that make your home attractive to them.
Include these chores in your spring cleaning to both discourage pests in your home and prepare your home up for an effective inspection:
- In the yard: Rake up leaves, collect twigs, and trim the hedges and bushes closest to your foundation. Stack your firewood at least 20 feet from your house.
- In the kitchen and pantry: Vacuum up any crumbs, wash shelving, throw out old food. Keep as much as you can in tightly sealed containers. Keep counters clear and floors swept.
- In the bathroom: Fix any leaks.
- In the garage and attic: Pests love clutter and cardboard. Throw away those cardboard boxes. If you must store items, use sealed plastic bins.
What Does A Termite Inspection Entail?
During your termite inspection, the specialist will spend about an hour and a half to two hours thoroughly going over your property. Both the interior and exterior areas of your home will be checked for visible signs of a termite infestation, which includes droppings, broken wings, mud tubes, and damaged wood.
Ecola works hard to help keep your home pest-free using natural termite treatments. We understand that your home is not only your most expensive asset, but a haven for your loved ones. We have family-friendly solutions for almost any pest infestation, including rodent control, removing bed bugs, and more. Give Ecola a call to set up your free termite inspection at (800) 332-BUGS (2847).
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