For many people, a kitchen is a sacred space. It is where you create food for your family. It may also be a location where you hang out and unwind after a long day. The last thing you need in your kitchen is a bunch of annoying pests.
In order to keep all pests from your kitchen, you need to follow the five tips outlined in this article. Keep reading to find out more.
Five tips for keeping pests out of your kitchen
The five tips below are our best recommendations for keeping pests out of your kitchen once and for all.
1. Seal up your food.
Pests need food just like humans do. And, for many pests, your food is what they are craving. That is why you should always pick up any food laying around your kitchen. You should also store your food insecure, sealable containers. Pests can nibble their way into cardboard boxes and less secure bags. If any pest gets into your food they will contaminate it. This is why it is so important that you secure your food from pests. Your kitchen will become much less attractive.
2. Keep your sink clean.
Along the same lines of keeping your food secure is keeping your sink cleaned of dishes. It is easy to overlook a sink as a place where pests can find food. But, those dirty dishes may have last night’s meal still on them, which is more than good enough for a small pest. If you have a garbage disposal, you should use it regularly and always either wash your dishes or put them in the dishwasher. The fewer food bits and crumbs remain in your sink, the less likely pests will come sniffing around.
3. Don’t eat in the kitchen.
Yes, we know that this one may be hard for some people. In our busy modern lives, it is very easy to get in the habit of eating in the kitchen. But, this is just another way that food can be unintendedly left in the kitchen to attract pests.
4. Use a lidded trash can.
As you have probably noticed, a lot of our tips in this article involve food. That is because food sources are so important as an attractant for pests. And, what better food source is there in your kitchen than the trash can. Most pests have no problem finding their way into your trash can to feast on your scraps. But, you don’t need to make it any easier on them. Investing in a sturdy trash can with a tight-fitting lid will go a long way towards keeping those annoying pests out of your kitchen.
5. Contact ProAction Pest Control LLC.
Finally, people in the Detroit Metro and Ann Arbor areas of Michigan should contact ProAction Pest Control LLC. We provide same-day service if you call before 2 p.m., and you will receive a free quote. Here at ProAction Pest Control LLC we can exterminate all common household pests and give you more options for keeping your kitchen pest-free for the long term. So, contact ProAction Pest Control LLC today, and never have to worry about pests in your kitchen again.