It is imperative that every homeowner implement pest control in the kitchen since this is the most common area inside the house where pests choose to hide. The primary reason for this is probably because of the availability of sources of food and water. And if you are often cooking delicious smelling meals, you are sure to attract pests into the kitchen.
Some of the common pests and insects that could be attracted to your kitchen are ants, mice, cockroaches, Indian meal moths, and merchant grain beetles. These pests can be easily attracted to an open bag of sugar that has been left on your kitchen counter. Although most of these pests are not directly harmful, they can immediately spoil your food. Plus, some of them like mice and cockroaches carry harmful diseases or trigger asthma or allergy attack.
Here is a simple pest control Myrtle Beach guide that you can follow to ensure no pests will reach your kitchen.
- Inspect your grocery bags before bringing them inside the house. Bugs and pests can hide inside your grocery bags and come out only when you’ve placed the bags on your kitchen counter.
- Look at the packaging of each food item at the grocery store before paying for them. Do not purchase any item that is already opened or showing signs of damage.
- Go through each item in your kitchen cabinets and pantry. Make sure each food container is sealed tightly and that there are no food boxes, jars, or packages that are left opened.
- Aside from checking the seal on each of your container, unopened food package, jars, or boxes, you should also look at the expiration dates on each item. Toss out any item that is already past the indicated expiration date.
- Throw away any food item that has been left opened for a long time in your pantry or kitchen cabinet. It is likely that a pest – a mouse or cockroach – has been inside the package, walking on and smelling whatever it is inside the bag. This could result in contaminating and, eventually, spoiling the food inside the bag.
- Pest control specialists suggest investing in appropriate storage containers for your leftover food and opened boxes and food packages. It is best to get containers with tightly secured lids and made from plastic or glass. This will help you organize your kitchen and pantry and will, at the same time, prevent pests from infesting your pantry supply and food stash.
- Immediately wipe away any spills or crumbs on your countertops, tables, and floors.
- Regularly dispose of your garbage. Make sure you keep them in stored receptacles as you are disposing of them.
- Clean the inside of your kitchen cabinets, removing everything inside and cleaning each shelf with soap and water.
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Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588