Spring Cleaning Helps Your Community

Although March 20 is the official first day of spring, we are still waiting for this cold weather to break. Just because it doesn’t feel like spring outside doesn’t mean we can’t start our usual spring activities inside. And nothing says Spring like a good spring cleaning!

Pick a closet or closet and go through the rainy day movies. Clean up. Make a clothing donation pile, throw out expired condiments or pantry items, and If you find any children’s books up to a 6th grade reading level, WE WILL TAKE THEM! This blog will provide you with some great resources to help usher in spring, keep your home pest free, and give back to your community.

Children’s Book Donations

Rose Pest Solutions has a wonderful relationship with Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff, IL. Bernie’s Book Bank facilitates the collection, processing, and redistribution of new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers, and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.

Rose’s Chicago, Lombard, Northfield and Wheeling locations are all official Bernie’s Book Donation Drop off locations. So if you come across children’s books during your spring cleaning, remember us! We would like to see you. 🙂

All year long, Rose is teaming up with Bernie’s Book Bank to support this mission. Along with the Chicago Wolves, Northwestern University, numerous museum partners, and schools throughout Chicagoland, the Rose hosts book tours and reading programs for thousands of students.

Register your school for Battle of the Book Drives!

Stay up-to-date with the results of Books for Buckets!

Spring Cleaning and Pest Control

Be proactive and pest-proof at the same time as you clear out the house for items you no longer need. (It wouldn’t be a pest control company blog if we didn’t mention pests!) When deep cleaning, check the quality of your window screens, when getting rid of empty containers under the sink, check for pipes. t leaking. Holes in screens and pooling water are big bad signs for pests like stink bugs, ants, Asian bugs and other seasonal pests. Below are some additional tips to make sure your home is ready to welcome spring without pests.

  • Seal cracks and small openings along the foundation of the house.
  • Clear clogged drains and sewer pipes to keep them working properly.
  • Repair loose grout and replace worn weatherstripping around all windows and doors.
  • Screened windows and doors.
  • Trim tree branches and other plants around the house.
  • Keep kitchens clean by wiping down counters, sinks, floors and shelves.
  • Keep food clean and sealed in airtight containers, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Empty the trash often.
  • Eliminate sources of moisture or standing water from leaking pipes or faucets.

Rose Is Here For You

If you have bugs in your home before winter, you will most likely see them as soon as the sun begins to warm the south and west sides of the house. We have a great solution for that though. Ask us today for a free quote for the Healthy Home Care Program (HHMP)our most popular residential pest service.

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