When it comes to pests there are times in the year that they tend to be more aggressive and more likely to show up in your house. Depending on the type of weather outside will determine the pests that are most prevalent. Although the type of pests that you see more often will change, the presence of pests will exist the entire year and that is why year round pest control is imperative. There are areas of your home that attract more pests that others. One of these areas that commonly attract pests is the kitchen. The kitchen is where just about any pest can get a meal with ease. A-Tex Pest Management outlines how to keep pests out of your kitchen.
Decaying Food Attracts Roaches & Ants the Most
One of the things that everyone needs to understand is that pests are looking for one thing in general and that is food. They need to have access to food in order for them to want to stay in a certain location. That is why your kitchen is a huge attraction for many types of pests. The first problem you are going to come across is the dishes that are being used. Most people like to make a meal and sit down to enjoy. After the meal most people will come over to the sink and drop off the dishes and sit down to relax. The dishes even if all the food is cleaned off still have enough residue that a pest could enjoy. If you leave a sink full of dishes overnight and come out for a midnight snack you might see a cockroach running from the sink. You can also wake up to find ants as well which will need to be addressed with a pest control company. It is a good idea to have all the dishes clean before you go to bed at the end of each day.
Use Bug Proof Food Storage Containers
The next aspect of pests in your kitchen that you may be overlooking is how you are storing your food. It is good practice to have as much of your food stored in a cooled location such as a fridge and freezer. Most pests are not able to survive or get into these areas and will leave these foods alone. Most homes have a pantry that they use to store all the rest of the food. You want to make sure you keep as much of your foods in plastic bins and Tupperware that cannot be chewed through easily. Many of the bags and boxes that your food comes in can be chewed through with ease by some type of rodent.
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You also want to make sure that you continue to have your home treated for pests throughout the year. The more time that goes between pest control services the more time you are allowing pest infestations to continue to grow. You want to have your kitchen treated professionally to keep pests out of the home. A-Tex Pest Management can come out to your home to make sure that there are not pests in the kitchen and other areas. Call us today!