Spring Cleaning: 4 Tips to Keep Your Home Pest Free This Year

Have you noticed pests around your property? Maybe not yet, but they’re coming. Here are a few easy ways to guard your door when it comes to residential pest control.

1. Inspect your home and tidy up the yard

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It is always a good idea to check for any cracks or broken seals that happened during the winter.
  • As soon as the snow thaws, begin a thorough inspection of your home for any cracks or broken seals that might have occurred during the winter.
  • Remove leaves and any wood debris from your yard—the wood, in particular, tends to be a safe haven for insects and rodents.
  • Although it’s tempting to store firewood near your home for convenience, this too can attract unwanted visitors of the insect variety.
  • Trim back bushes and trees to deter rodents from gaining access to your roof and attic

2. Thoroughly clean your kitchen

It happens to the best of us—your kitchen is spotless and alas, there’s an ant problem. Well, you still greatly reduce your risk if you take time this season to do a deep clean. Keep up with it by cleaning sugary spills, sweep crumbs, and stash dirty dishes in the dishwasher, not your sink. Store trash in a sealed container.

3. Rid your property of standing water

Check your gutters, plumbing, and yard for excess moisture that could lead to a problem with rodents and insects. Even over watering your yard seems innocent, but will attract these pests.

4. Schedule an inspection with a pro!

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Scheduling an inspection with a pest control expert is a sure way to keep the pests at bay.

Just like regular doctor check-ups, regular home inspections will go a long way for your family’s comfort when it comes to pest control. Maybe it’s as basic as a perimeter check, but take advantage this time of year by getting a jump start on things before the insects take over.


St. Louis-based Blue Chip offers residential pest control. Our team of experts will pinpoint any problems you may have and advise you on steps to take to remedy the situation. Our preventive programs might be the answer you’ve been looking for.


Be proactive in keeping your home secure and call Blue Chip today!