Spring Cleaning | Bug Tip Tuesday
Posted on May 7, 2019
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.