Cleaning Tips to Help Prevent Pests in Your Home

A messy home can cause stress, health issues and, worst of all, bugs. Pests like to enter homes and cause chaos for the unsuspecting homeowners. The best way to prevent pests inside is to have a strong treatment plan and a spotless home.

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A messy home can cause stress, health issues and, worst of all, bugs. Pests like to enter homes and cause chaos for the unsuspecting homeowners. The best way to prevent pests inside is to have a strong treatment plan and a spotless home. Terminix® and Merry Maids® — an exceptional home cleaning service — have partnered together to offer homeowners an easy solution for a clean, pest-free home. As part of the ServiceMaster family, one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks, Merry Maids and Terminix have been delivering trusted specialized home services to customers across the United States for decades. 

Need professional pest control help? Contact Terminix today to schedule a free inspection.

Interiors

If you’re looking for answers on how to prevent pests in the home, the simplest way is to keep every room tidy. Bugs like to enter homes in search of food and shelter. Cluttered spaces are ideal hiding spots for pests to hide and thrive. Crumbs on the kitchen counter or on the floor make the perfect meal for ants and cockroaches. To prevent pests indoors, deep clean your home by:

• Sweeping and vacuuming daily.
• Wiping off counter tops to get rid of any crumbs.
• Dusting around windows and corners.
• Keeping microwaves and ovens clean of any crumbs or residue.

Attics & Basements

Bugs often like to hide in the attic and basement, where they can remain undisturbed for long periods of time. Sealing potential entry points can help, but tiny bugs will likely find a way inside. Silverfish and centipedes are commonly found in storage boxes that have been sitting in the dark for a long time. Doing some organizational cleaning can help remove potential hiding spots. Throw out unneeded clutter so you don’t have silverfish taking up residence in your home.

Exteriors

Bugs don’t just appear inside the home from thin air. They make their way in from the outside. Leaf or debris clutter, overgrown vegetation and standing water around the foundation of the home tend to attract pests. And the closer they are to your home, the easier it is for them to get inside. Ways to prevent pests in your yard include:


• Removing any wood, debris or leaf piles where bugs can hide.
• Mowing and raking the lawn regularly. 
• Trimming or removing any shrubs around the foundation of the house.
• Cleaning out the gutters regularly

Merry Maids Can Help

Don’t have time to deep clean your home? Merry Maids can help. Their professional cleaning services cover every inch of your home. They can freshen up your bathroom, leave the kitchen sparkling and even organize your closet. They get deep into the corners and crevices to help rid your space of any dust, germs and bugs to deliver a home that is both spotless and healthy. When you trust your home to Merry Maids, you can count on:
• 40 years of experience
• Licensed, bonded and insured professionals
• Guaranteed satisfaction
• Free cleaning estimates
• Time-tested techniques
• Specialized cleaning products
• Advanced technology

To learn more about Merry Maids, visit www.merrymaids.com

About Terminix

Terminix is the world’s largest pest control provider. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Terminix services approximately 3 million residential and commercial customers in 47 states and 14 countries. Terminix provides pest control services and protection against termites, rodents and other pests threatening human health and/or safety. Terminix is a business unit of The ServiceMaster Company, LLC, one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company’s brands include Terminix, ServiceMaster Clean®, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic® and AmeriSpec®. To learn more about Terminix, visit www.Terminix.com.

About Merry Maids

Merry Maids was founded in 1979 and joined ServiceMaster in 1988. Merry Maids currently offers professional cleaning services for both apartments and homes in approximately 485 locations throughout the United States. Merry Maids provides a variety of cleaning services, including deep cleaning, maid services, moving in/out cleaning and specialty cleaning. 
 

 

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