When March came around and our world shut down, many people were scrambling to get the food their families would need to make it through quarantines. Not only were people seriously worried about food, but things like toilet paper and bottled water were also hot commodities. Since then, it seems like more people are preparing their homes a bit better and keeping more of the food and other essential items that are necessary for their families on hand. As you have this influx of food in your home, you need to protect it from pest infestations. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to share some tips that will hopefully be helpful in this effort.
Food Storage Preparation
Part of ensuring that pests don’t infiltrate your food stockpile is to make the area as unappealing to pests as you possibly can. There are several things that you can to do to make sure this happens.
– Home Pest Sealing: If there are areas that a pest can squeeze into your home, you will need to seal that area off. This can be even the smallest cracks that are found throughout the house. You should pay particular attention to the windows and doors of your home. Many people put their extra food in the basement area of their home. You should look for any cracks in the concrete or foundation and take measures to close them up so pests can’t get through them as well.
– Fix Water Leaks: Water is one of the first things that will attract any pest to your home. All pests need a water source to survive. Give your home a thorough inspection and look for any places that have pipes that could be leaking. If you have drains that are in areas of your home that don’t make them necessarily something that gets used often, put a plug in them as many pests crawl up from the drain and into your home.
– Professional Pest Control: Even when you take as many precautions as possible, pests can still find a way to get into your home. If you know that you have an issue with certain pests like mice and other rodents, or you want to prevent pests from gaining entry into your home, professional pest control is a great idea!
Food Storage Containers to Keep Bugs Out
Not only should you do what you can to prepare the area for your food, but you should be storing it in the right containers. Glass or metal containers are the most effective way to store food. Insects and rodents won’t be able to nibble their way into them, and your food should be safe.
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If you have noticed that you have a pest problem in your food storage area, you can call on the pest control experts at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control to help you get rid of them. For commercial clients, we also offer container and commodity fumigation. Call us today!