Rodents are unwelcome visitors in our homes and businesses, yet that doesn’t seem to bother them too much. They don’t wait for an invitation, so it’s important to take steps to prevent them from infiltrating your property. With these cleaning tips for rodent control, you can optimize your property to be safe and rodent-free. Learn what it takes to keep rodents outside where they belong.
Target Areas for Cleaning
There are quite a few aspects of any residential or commercial property you need to focus on to keep pests away. Take a look at the most important areas to focus on for pest and rodent control.
- Closets: Whether it’s your clothes closet at home or a storage closet at your place of work, closets tend to pile up a lot of junk that goes untouched for way too long. While rodents can lurk within the dark corners, you might also find moths and other bugs making a home in old boxes or clothes. Take time to frequently remove all the items to dust and disinfect the entire closet and shelves.
- Kitchens: The kitchen is largely everyone’s favorite part of any building, whether it be the break room at work or your own kitchen at home. That’s because we all love food—and so do pests and rodents. Even if you can’t see them, there are probably quite a few crumbs around the kitchen area. Food particles in general tend to linger around the kitchen, and old, unused food can expire and get nasty quick. Make sure you frequently remove all expired food, sweep up crumbs and scrub the entire area with household cleaner.
- Bathrooms: The bathroom is one of the most common places pests and rodents can appear. There are even instances in which pests like cockroaches and centipedes will crawl up from your drains. Make sure you regularly clean all the surfaces of your bathroom to ensure there isn’t any collection of moisture anywhere.
Commercial Pest Management from Smithereen
Regular cleaning is a good preventative measure for keeping rodents and pests out, but sometimes you need a little extra help if an invasion has already begun. That’s where Smithereen Pest Management can help. If you’re sitting at your desk and hear a scratching sound in the wall or find holes chewed through your favorite snack box in the break room, it’s time to give us a call.
We can remove the current infestation in your commercial building as well as implement pest management solutions designed to prevent any future invasions. Contact us today to learn more about everything we can offer.