How to kickstart your CNY spring-cleaning

Housekeeping Cleaning Set: Bucket with sponges, chemicals bottles and mopping stick.

As Chinese New Year is considered one of the most important celebrations for the Chinese, spring cleaning before the festive season is often seen as an important task. When you start to busy yourself with packing up and cleaning your house, you might get shocked to see certain insects hiding among your possessions.

It can be hard to keep pests such as ants and cockroaches away from exploring your home, whether it is a bungalow or a high rise HDB apartment. When they do not find anything that makes them stay, that is half the battle won towards having a pest-free home. However, if there are just too many of them, pest control services offered at an affordable price will come in handy.

As Asia’s leading pest management company with over twenty years of experience, we know how you can banish these invaders by yourself and keep them away from your house in time to usher in the Lunar New Year.

Read our tips for keeping your home and property free from these nuisance pests.

  • Declutter:

    This is essential as excess piles of clutter can provide unnecessary harborage for pests such as cockroaches. Removing clutter will reduce areas of refuge for these insects. Moreover, when you leave old things such as cardboard boxes in the farthest end of your storeroom, don’t be surprised if you discover termites infesting in them. When you do, though, try not to remove the items, and do not spray aerosol in the infested areas. This is to minimize any movement and disturbance that might cause the termites to shift away. Instead, seek advice from the experts to eradicate the termite infestation by using specialized treatments.

Modern kitchen at home with kitchenware

  • Ensure Your Kitchen Is Clean:

    When you leave dishes unwashed and rubbish overflowing out of the bin, you will end up attracting undesirable cockroaches. In its presence, some people who are sensitive to them can suffer an asthmatic attack. To make things worse, cockroaches are similar to rodents in the sense that they are able to spread salmonella and E. coli bacteria. This puts our health and others at risk as they can render the food in our kitchens inedible and make us sick. During an enjoyable family occasion where everyone is gathered, this is the last thing you want to see, which makes a clean kitchen all the more important.

  • Seal Any Cracks:

    When you have cracks and crannies in the walls, pests such as ants and cockroaches can be small enough to sneak through. When you notice these cracks while spring-cleaning, don’t forget to seal them quickly or the cockroaches might beat you to it and infest your premises. Home and even business owners are usually unaware of such openings and may feel frustrated when they have a pest control problem.

  • Manage Your Yard:

    If you have an outdoor balcony or yard area, a poorly-maintained yard will make it harder to eradicate the pests if left alone. Branches can become transportation paths for the pests to enter your home. Furthermore, these pests might hide under the overgrowth, using them as shelters. Thus, clearing stray branches, weeds and shrubs will go a long way in preventing pests from reaching your home. Not only will it look aesthetically pleasing to your guests, but you can also rest assured that these pests have one less place to take cover in.

  • Engage A Licensed Pest Control Service:

    When it comes to keeping the pests at bay, you can always contact the professionals for year-round exterminator services. More importantly, settle any pest issue before your festive gatherings for a pleasant Chinese New Year. We hope for a better year ahead for everybody and Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family!