Pest-Proof Your Kitchen With These Tips
The kitchen is perhaps the one place in your house where you certainly don’t want any type of pests hanging around. Insects and rodents, unfortunately, are often attracted to the scent of food that many people keep in their pantries. Luckily, there are ways to keep these intruders away and make your kitchen, and your home as pest-proof as possible.
Making sure your kitchen and food storage are well-protected against pests can be challenging. Without addressing the root cause of the problem, all you’ll be doing is constantly putting out fires. Let our pest control professionals at Bug Works Pest Control Co. give you a few tips that could help you keep your kitchen safe from insects and pests.
Early Signs of Infestation
Kitchens are usually the busiest rooms in every home so checking for any sign of pests should be easy enough. It’s important to start pest treatment early before the problems become more serious and the only way to do this is to always be vigilant. Look for signs in the packaging of the food you keep in your cupboards. If any corners are chewed off, it could be a sign of mice or bugs.
It may seem wasteful, however, you don’t want to eat anything that shows evidence of pest infestation. Any food boxes or packaging that has holes or chewed off corners must be considered contaminated and disposed of right away. This reduces your exposure to the potentially harmful effects insects and rodents might have.
Keep Everything Clean
Don’t leave food items exposed and unprotected on kitchen surfaces for too long. Empty trash bins as soon as they are full. Lastly, make sure all cabinets, drawers, and shelves are clean and free of any small pieces of food that might attract pests.
Call the Professionals
The best way to get rid of unwanted bugs and rodents is to call your local pest control service. They can help you eliminate the problem right at the source, and provide you with ways to stop the further infestation from occurring.
At Bug Works Pest Control Co., you can count on us to help keep your kitchen and your home pest-proof. Give us a call at (956) 242-6433 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate on pest control and treatments today.