There are times in the year that pests can start to really cause trouble to a homeowner. One of those times is when it is still cold outside. The weather can cause pests to want to find a place to get in and find warmth. Your house happens to be a perfect place for that and many pests will use any opportunity to get in. You want to make sure you do what you can to keep them out not only when the weather is cold but all year round as well. One area of the home that seems to attract pests to your house is your kitchen. You want to make sure you know what you can be doing to keep them out of your kitchen and out of your house. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control offers helpful tips to keep pests out of your kitchen.
Dirty Dishes in Kitchen Sink Attracts Cockroaches
One of the things that you want to make sure are taken care of as soon as possible is dirty dishes. When you are done with a meal, most people want to pick up their dishes and put them in the sink. Then you might go off and enjoy the rest of the night. The next thing you know you are off to bed and the dishes that you ate off of are still in the sink. Now that there is a sink full of dishes and they are left overnight they are a huge attraction for pests of many kinds. You might come out in the night and see cockroaches and even mice or rats enjoying their midnight snack. The best thing you can do is to make sure that you clean the dishes from the day before you head off to bed. The longer you let them sit the more pests they can start to attract.
Mouse & Pest Proof Food Storage Containers
The other mistake that people make when they are trying to keep pests out of the kitchen is where they are storing their food. You want to try and keep as much food as possible in a cool area such as the fridge and the freezer. The cooler the area is the more unlikely it will be for a pest of any kind to enter. Although you cannot keep all of your foods in the fridge you can still make sure that they are secured. You want to use strong plastic bins that your foods are kept in. The thin plastic bag as well as the thin cardboard can be chewed through by rodents and other pests. It is best to have as much of your foods stored securely so that you can prevent an infestation.
Take Trash Out to Keep Roaches Out of Kitchen Garbage Cans
The trash that is in your kitchen is full of debris, food and even wrappers that have residue on them. You want to make sure that the bag is tied up and taken out to the dumpster. This will help to remove what is attracting pests as well as the odor that it can bring in the house. Taking out the trash is a great way to keep an infestation from happening.
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