Fall is full of pumpkin cookies with cinnamon and sugar.  As the season turns into Autumn we have football, festivals, and fun! 

The hot humid temperatures decline it’s time to put the sandals away and bring out the sweater and place your sandals in storage.

The creatures and spiders are out not just for Halloween they will be looking for a place to relocate.

Autumn’s the time for “spring cleaning”!

With winter coming, it makes sense to tuck the family into a freshly-cleaned home via fall cleaning. Deep clean now to take advantage of good weather and to welcome approaching holidays with a clean and comfortable home.

Use Autumn’s brisk and breezy days to conquer deep-cleaning chores for a clean and comfortable winter home, and to wrap up summer’s outdoor lifestyle.

Wisconsin has had a lot of rain and sitting water even though we appreciate the help from spiders -this is a roommate who is not on the lease and I am not sharing my  living space with.

Spider season is starting in the beginning preparing your home from the coming winter months is imperative to do before old man winter arrives. As the frequently here “ Spring Cleaning” this is the time to prepare and clean up as our windows will be sealed up and we all prepare for hibernation.

Being proactive in checking weather stripping to keep drafts out and lowering utility cost, but also keeping out unwanted roommates.

Spider activity this time of year  although these neighbors typically will nest away from other predators (like you and the rest of us). They prefer low activity – damp areas like bathrooms and kitchens, and you may also find them in low and high corners too.

Clean and store patio furniture, umbrellas, children’s summer toys, but remember to wipe them down to avoid bringing them into your home. Wash exterior and interior  windows as you will want to enjoy seeing the snow flakes coming down clearly.

Some tips and areas to focus on

In the Kitchen & Bathroom the grout

Refrigerator

 Inside of your dishwasher

Clean and condition the wood of your bathroom and kitchen cabinets

Oven

Wash and disinfect all the garbage cans

In your common living areas

Vacuum upholstered furniture under your upholstered furniture cushions

Polish your wood furniture

Wash artificial plants

Dust living plants’ leaves

Wipe down your screens (TV, computer, etc.)

Clean all keyboards and remote controls

All Around the House

Wash your walls

Wash your windows, window sills, and all the window groves

Washer and Dryer

Clean your doorknobs, doors, and light switch plates

Vacuum under all beds, couches, and other furniture

Dust the tops of doors and door frames

Spot clean carpets and rugs

Clean floors underneath area rugs

Wash curtains or have them cleaned

Remove and rinse your window screens

Wash your washable vacuum cleaner filters

Clean your baseboards

Tackle Some Seasonal Maintenance

Rinse you’re A/C air filter

Replace your fire alarm batteries

Dust your ceiling fans and set them to turn so air circulates upward

 

Where are these Creeping spiders and bugging bugs coming from?

Long story short, spiders and insects are looking for food and the prime living conditions for our long winter. Keeping our outdoor plants inside during winter – these are great living conditions as they hide in the crevasses house these creatures, and when they see an opening into your home, off they go.

I was always told never pick up a Hitchhiker well as we put away the summer fun items and unpack the winter items we disturb these guys and gals! Spiders are like a stow away on boxes, outside items, equipment you move inside from the storage unit or garage.

Breaking and entering creatures – how to avoid them?

The best way to stop spiders from making your home their humble abode is to curtail their food source. Insects are attracted to food crumbs, and spiders eat insects, so be sure you’re regularly sweeping and vacuuming to keep your apartment pest-free. If you have plants, move them away from the entry points and windows.

Remember mice and other critters will be looking for the ideal conditions be vigilant of cleaning patio areas off for mouse motel opportunities remember as we gear up for winter so does nature.

 

Spider season is luckily short (typically September through early October) – and soon enough we won’t have to deal with pests at all come winter!

Posted by: candace on September 15, 2018
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