Cleanup Tips To Prevent Holiday Pests From Invading Your Home

pest controlNothing beats the joy you feel when preparing for the upcoming holiday feast. But it also means knowing effective pest control methods so pests don’t invade your home during the holidays.

However, with all that baking and cooking happening, the inevitable crumbs and messes that fall on the floor could draw cockroaches to the kitchen as easily as the smell of a roasting turkey energizes all the couch potatoes from their football watching. To help prevent pests like ants and cockroaches from ruining the holiday cheer, here is a list of cleaning tips that also serve as effective methods of pest control not only for the holiday season but all throughout the year.

Prepare Your Kitchen

Clear out the refrigerator and pantry to create additional storage space for your goodies. It will also allow you to remove any old things that may attract pests.

Check Your Baking Supplies

Before you begin baking, check your flour and other baking materials for bugs before you bring them to the kitchen.

Clean as You Go

Pests like it whenever you leave food covered pots, plates, pans, and utensils out.

Take The Trash Out

Do not let kitchen garbage bins overflow. Make disposal easier by double or even triple lining your trash bins so you already have a clean bag set in place whenever the full bag is removed.

End The Day With A Clean Slate

Make it a goal to end every day with an empty countertop and kitchen sink and free of clutter.

Make Cleaning Easier

Lay wax paper or newspaper beneath food preparations before you begin. Crumbs as well as spills can easily be cleaned by crumpling the paper and throwing it in the trash bin.

Wipe Down The Bottles

After using a bottle or jar, wipe it down before storing it away. Jars of sticky foods like peanut butter could attract cockroaches and ants.

Wash Your Dishes As You Go

It is easy to just let dishes accumulate and sit in your sink. Pests will see this as their paradise.

Keep The Kitchen Fresh

Drop citrus peels down the disposal to keep the kitchen sink and the entire kitchen smelling fresh. You can also make ice cubes made of water and vinegar and grind them in the disposal.

Get Rid of Excess Grease

To remove grease, line a container with aluminium foil. Pour the excess grease into the bowl and store it in the fridge. After a few hours, the grease will harden and you can ball it up on the foil and then throw it away.

Put A lid On It

All your baked goods must be stored in an airtight container. Leaving foods that are rich in sugar is like inviting pests to invade your home.

Prevent Pest

Set in place a pest control in Myrtle Beach measure to make sure that pests are kept at bay all year long.

Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need the assistance of pest control experts to keep pests away during the holidays and all year round.

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