The habits of the neighbors around you can increase your chances of having unwanted pests. Although you and your apartment are not the cause, the pests may list your neighbor’s address as their permanent residence. You can reduce the possibilities of the pests invading your apartment through some additional cleaning and care in your apartment.
The kitchen is the easiest place to attract pests. The kitchen provides a food source and all kinds of hiding spots for pests to live. So to reduce your pest population, you need to remove the food source. How do you remove the food source? Keep the kitchen clean by:
- Not leaving any dirty dishes in the sink or on the countertops.
- Putting away any leftover food right after a meal. Do not leave food sitting out!
- Wipe down the counters and stove.
- If you have a dish mat, clean it regularly.
- Empty and wipe down the trash can.
The bathroom can help breed insects due to the dampness. Remember when you complete your daily routines to make sure there is no standing water or small food particles in the sink. To remove the excess water, you can wipe down or squeegee the shower and tub. You may also want to wipe out the sink after brushing your teeth. If the bathroom floor is wet, make sure to wipe it up. Just like the kitchen, make sure to clean your bathroom regularly. Do not only clean the tub, toilet and sink. Also, vacuum the carpet (if any) or mop up the tile floor.
Bedroom and Other Living Areas
The bedroom and other living areas may not have a lot of food sources, but tracking crumbs throughout your apartment is not uncommon. So, make sure to vacuum and clean the floors regularly. This will definitely help deter the pests from staying in your apartment.
You should consider changing your bedsheets at least once a week to help keep any unwanted pests from setting up a residence. You will also want to check your apartment thoroughly for any cracks and seal them. If you find large cracks, inform your apartment maintenance team.
If your apartment does get some unwanted guests, contact Lethal Pest Solutions to help you resolve your problem and set up a maintenance agreement to keep them away.