As the weather gets warmer, you may find an increase of pests in your home. It is important to prevent these pests from entering your home in the first place. Check around you home for any openings where ants, rodents, or other pests may be entering from. If you find an opening, make sure to properly seal the entrance.
Make sure you switch your fan to spin counter clockwise for cooler air this summer! Above the fan blades, near the light fixture, there is often a small button to switch up or down to change the direction the fan spins.
Most mattresses can and should be rotated every few months. It is important to rotate your matters to prolong it’s life! While you are rotating your mattress, check for bed bugs and dust mites. It is important to take action in the event that your home has bed bugs.
It is important that you properly dispose items like extra paint, chemicals, large batteries, electronics, cell phones etc. Check with your local recycle company to see what can be recycled and where you can drop off larger items.
If you own a home with a garage, it is important to maintain the space. Most garages are used to store vehicles and serve as a storage for tools and other items. It is important to organize and keep the space hazard free. Extension chords should be wrapped up and off the ground, sharp tools should be placed away from children, chemicals should be stored off the ground away from children and pets. Donate or discard unwanted items to your local hardware store.
It is important to keep your ceiling fans dust free so when you turn them on, dust does not spread across the room. Carefully use a ladder and damp cloth to wipe each of the blades. Wear a mask to reduce the rate you inhale any dust.
It is important to have your carpets cleaned at least once a year. Stains or spills can be unattractive, while dust mites can cause allergies. Food remnants can be found in your carpets, which can attract unwanted pests.