Spring Cleaning | Bug Tip Tuesday

Ants, among other common spring bugs, are known to infest kitchen spaces because this room provides easy access to food and water sources. They often march through the heart of your home while searching for crumbs left behind from dinner, liquid spills and overripe fruit sitting out on the counter top. Although you may make a concerted effort to keep the kitchen clean on a daily basis, there are still a few other projects you can do to make it less attractive to pests.

First, remove all of the items from your cabinets and pantry. Go through them and discard of stale spices and other dated items such as flour. These baking ingredients attract pantry pests, including several types of beetles, Indian meal moths and ants.

Next, wipe down the inside of your cabinets and install fresh shelf paper. Then, pull out your appliances from the wall as much as possible and vacuum behind them. You might be surprised how much dust, dirt and crumbs you find!

Lastly, give the kitchen counter and floor a good scrub-down. Wash them with a sponge and a squirt of dish washing liquid mixed in a bucket of warm water.

If you area still seeing ants in your kitchen, A1 Exterminators can help.  Contact us for a free home inspection.

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