Pests love to take shelter anywhere inside your home, but if there is one place that they really love, it is the kitchen. Fortunately, you don’t have to share your kitchen with pests if you follow a few simple tips for keeping them out of your kitchen. Make your kitchen look unattractive to pests with this advice.
Clean Up After Cooking
It may be tempting to leave those dishes out to clean up in the morning, but that is exactly what pests are hoping for. Instead of leaving a meal out for pest invaders, be sure to clean up all of your dishes and wipe down your surfaces after cooking and after every meal. All it takes is a few crumbs on the counter to welcome pests into your kitchen, so keep a clean and tidy space to make your kitchen an uninviting space for pests in search of a meal. As part of the cleaning process, run your garbage disposal on a regular basis. This will prevent food from building up on the blades and attracting flies to your drain.
Store Food Carefully
When you have leftovers, make sure that they are sealed in airtight containers. Never use containers that are damaged, and don’t buy food in damaged packaging. If you are storing flour, rice, and other dry goods, consider adding a bay leaf to the containers. Most pests don’t like the smell of bay leaves, and so they will steer clear.
Get Regular Pest Control Services
Consider calling a pest control company for regular maintenance pest control spraying, to prevent infestations from starting in the first place. If you think you have a pest problem in your kitchen, call your pest control company right away, so that they can treat the area before it gets worse.
Hilltop Pest Control provides a wide range of pest control services, including regular maintenance and pest removal. You can learn more about pest control in Steamboat Springs, CO, and you can schedule a service call by dialing (970) 879-7796.