How to Clean Up After a Pest Infestation
If you've recently had a pest infestation eliminated from your home, the ordeal is only 50% over. As you likely know and understand well by this point, infestations may affect multiple areas in your home and can require weeks (or even months) of cleanup efforts depending on the severity of the case.
Cleaning techniques vary based on what type of pest(s) you were dealing with, but there are a few basic tips you can keep in mind whether you're facing a full overhaul or a quick one-room spot clean.
How to Clean After a Flea Infestation
If fleas were your issue (or rather, your pet's), cleanup could take a bit of work. Obviously, getting your pet free of fleas, and establishing a routine prevention method, is the key piece to cleaning up following a flea infestation.
An indoor pet has likely passed fleas onto your carpets, furniture, or even your beds and you'll need to take measures to ensure the fleas are gone for good. This is actually a problem that your pest professionals will need to assist with since it requires spraying of all fabric surfaces where fleas could have laid eggs.
Once the spray has had the recommended time to work, vacuuming all your fabric surfaces with a high-powered vacuum and/or using a steam cleaner on all surfaces will have your couches, chairs, and rugs like new in no time.
How to Clean After a Cockroach Infestation
With cockroaches, bacteria is a major concern, and since they can infest all areas of your home (but are most prominent in bathrooms and kitchens) the cleanup effort will require time to disinfect all surfaces in your house.
Begin by wiping down counters, cabinets, tabletops, pantry shelves, etc. with:
- Disinfectant wipes
- A solution of bleach and warm water
- Or the cleaner of your choice
Does Steam Kill Cockroaches?
Mopping floors with the same solution, or using a steam mop will kill any remaining germs left behind by cockroaches on those surfaces.
Vacuum all carpets to take care of roach feces, dead roaches following the treatment, etc., and then follow up with a rented (or purchased) carpet shampooer if you want to go deep and take care of things below the surface.
How to Clean After an Ant Infestation
Once an ant infestation is eradicated by your pest control team, the cleanup effort is actually pretty simple. It requires vacuuming/ sweeping up any dead ants and then implementing a simple practice of regularly cleaning up crumbs and spills to prevent any future ant issues in your home.
How to Clean After Spider Removal
Following a spider removal process, you'll be left with lots of "evidence" that they were once in your home.
Webs can congregate in:
- Corners of your ceilings and floor areas
- Under furniture
- Behind refrigerators
- In windows
- And more
Using a broom handle with a washcloth secured to the end is a great way to reach high corners and wipe down the cobwebs, and a regular broom is a good way to knock down the web left on the walls, around corners of your home, etc. If any residue remains following a sweep, a simple cleaning wipe or wet washcloth can be used to shine up surfaces and have your home looking its best.
How Country Boy Pest Control Can Help
No matter your pest problem, Country Boy Pest Control is here for you. Our safe and effective treatments are formulated to tackle infestations of all kinds, without putting you or your family at risk.
Our routine pest treatment services ensure that your home remains pest-free and that infestations will be a thing of the past. Read our reviews to see what our customers have to say about working with us!
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