Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
Now that the weather is warmer, it's a great time to do a little spring cleaning in your favorite room in the house. After all, the spring and summer seasons are the ideal time to begin sewing new curtains and other decorative items to brighten up your house. However, your recent cleaning sessions may have uncovered a few signs of unwelcome guests. As you spruce up your craft room, use these tips to keep pests out of your fabric and sewing notions.
Store Your Fabric Properly
Clothes moths are a common pest to find in sewing rooms, and you'll often find evidence of these insects in dark areas of the storage area. Although wool tends to be the most vulnerable to moth damage, all materials could potentially become food during an infestation. Always use caution when bringing vintage fabrics into your home by making sure to launder it to remove potential moths before you put it into storage. Fabric should also be sealed in airtight containers such as plastic bags to prevent moth infestations. You can also add natural repellants to your fabric storage areas such as mothballs and cedar to further deter pests from raiding your craft stash.
Watch Out for Leftover Food and Drinks
Many crafters enjoy a snack or drink as they work. However, leaving food or drink debris behind could cause other pests such as cockroaches to invade. As you work, make sure to clean up spills promptly, and remember to wash any materials that are soiled by food or drinks. If you do find roaches in your craft room, then arrange for professional pest control services to eliminate their population and make sure that they are not taking over the rest of your home.
Reduce Clutter in the Room
Most pests prefer to stay in dark, cluttered areas that provide them with hiding places. For instance, you may find spider webs in the back corners of the storage closet. Be sure to clean out unused areas of the room on a regular basis, and pay careful attention to areas where pests like to hide. Keeping clutter down also helps you to notice pest infestations faster so that you can quickly begin the process of getting the problem under control.
Your craft room is your oasis, and you should never have to worry about finding your favorite fabric damaged by pests. By incorporating a few preventative practices into your crafting routine, you can look forward to enjoying working on your next spring or summer project. Contact a service, like Affordable Pest Control Inc, for more help.