Your kitchen is about the last place that you want to find pests. There are several pests and rodents that would have a hay day if they could just make their way into your kitchen. Luckily, there are several things that you can be doing to prevent them from making a home in your pantry closet. Effective Pest Services is here to share our best tips to help you keep pests out of your kitchen for good.
Keep Dishes Under Control to Keep Pests Away
If you find yourself leaving dishes in your sink overnight, you aren’t doing one of the worst things for pest prevention. There are several pests like cockroaches and ants that would love to get to the dishes in your sink. Not only are they attracted to the dishes in your sink, but they are also attracted to the water as well. It is a rule of thumb that you should avoid leaving dishes in your sink overnight as many pests are most active during nighttime hours while you are sleeping. You should be just as leery of keeping water in your sink overnight as you are dirty dishes.
Keep Bugs Out of Kitchen Trash
The way that you dispose of your trash will play a role in how well you are able to keep pests out of your kitchen. You should be careful when choosing a trash can for your kitchen and only choose one that has a tight closing lid. Another good habit that will help you avoid pest infestation is to remove your trash on a regular basis. Most pests don’t care if the food in your kitchen is fresh or rotting, they would be happy finding a meal in your trash can. Remove the trash every single day to avoid a pest problem.
Store Food Properly to Keep Pantry Pests Out
Believe it or not, many pests can bore their way right through a plastic bag or a cardboard box if it means that they can get to food. This is why it is so important to store your food properly. You should also store food in containers that have a tight fitting lid to avoid pest problems.
Always Eat at the Table to Minimize Crumbs Attracting Pests
Pests are attracted to even the tiniest of crumbs as a result of your meals. When you eat at areas other than your table, there is a good chance you will leave behind crumbs that are difficult to keep cleaned up. When you eat at your table, there is a still a good chance that crumbs will be there, but you can clean them up easily with a wet washcloth.
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If you are struggling with pests inside your home, you can turn to the pros at Effective Pest Services to help you get the problem under control. We know exactly how to eradicate pests of every shape and size so that you don’t have unwanted guests at your kitchen table. Call us today!