When it comes to making food, the last thing you want to have in your space is a pest. But since bugs and pests love to eat just as much as we do, it can be hard to keep them away from your kitchen or other places where food is known to be. But luckily, there are some measures you can take to keep pests out of your kitchen and away from the food that you want to be eating.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three things you can do to keep your kitchen pest-free.
Don’t Leave Any Type Of Food Out
While most food will stay fresher for longer when it’s properly stored, another reason to keep food put away in your kitchen is to keep the pests away.
Keep in mind that it’s not only the food that gets left on the table or on your counters that need to be taken care of. While it’s important to put this food away or properly dispose of it, you also want to make sure that your dishes get clean after eating, too. The food and scents left on your dishes can attract pests, even if there isn’t food there for them to eat. Additionally, you’ll also want to clean out your sink and empty your kitchen garbage can so that pests don’t try to get close to any food left here as well.
Clean Those Harder-To-Reach Places
There are some places in your kitchen that likely get cleaned multiple times a day. But on the other hand, there are also probably some places that you only clean very rarely. Sadly, those are some of the dark and hard-to-reach places that pests love to live.
Knowing this, you should try to clean those harder-to-reach places much more often. This might mean moving out your larger appliances so that you can clean beneath them, vacuuming out your pantry, and wiping down your fridge more often. If you have your home treated for pests, you might want to do this deep cleaning about as frequently as your pest control services.
Use Proper Pantry Storage
For many people, bugs and pests get into the kitchen from the food they bring home from the grocery store.
To combat this, you should commit to using proper pantry storage options for all food in your pantry. This means taking food out of paper or cardboard containers and placing them in glass or plastic, air-tight containers instead. This will ensure that no pests or bugs get into the food and will ensure that any pests you might have brought in won’t spread outside of their own container.
If you want your kitchen to be as clean and safe as possible, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you keep it pest-free.