Insects and rodents tend to gather around food and that’s why you can see them filling up your kitchen more than any other room in your house. That’s why it’s important to take preventative actions before an infestation occurs.
Here are a few tips to keep your kitchen pest-free
Check for possible entryways
You may think that your kitchen has no flaws in its structure, but pests and rodents are the best at finding different ways into your kitchen. Inspect all cabinets for possible holes, and look behind appliances frequently. If an entryway is found, fill it in using steel wool. Other possible points of access could be if there are cracks in the walls or if your kitchen sink pipes don’t take up the width of the hole going into your floor. These areas can be easily sealed using a glue or caulking gun.
It may seem like you are constantly cleaning your kitchen, but even then it probably isn’t enough. This is the one room in your house that should be cleaned most frequently because of its attraction to pests and rodents. Be sure to wipe up any crumbs or spills on the counter or floor and try to avoid dirty dishes from piling up.
Keep food stored properly
Pests and rodents are no match against the right packaging and storage. Try to purchase food in cans or jars. These materials are harder for pests to break into unlike plastic and cardboard. If you do have to buy these items in unsafe packaging, transfer them to a more reliable container like a glass jar or tougher plastic container.
If you can, store the majority of your food in the refrigerator or freezer. These appliances aren’t easily accessible by pests and usually keep your food fresher, longer. However, there will be those specific items that you don’t want to store in the fridge, such as certain fruits. In these cases, keep a constant watch on the condition of these items and toss them at the first sight of decay.
If you do start to see a pest infestation in your home, it’s important that you have it treated properly by a licensed professional. At Delcon Termite & Pest Control, we can ensure you are getting the best pest removal service in the area. Call us at 702-656-0455 to learn more about our different services or to schedule an appointment today!