However, you can do a few things to keep pests at bay in the meanwhile. Although clean kitchens will find the odd little creepy crawlers now and then too, it is imperative to keep kitchen counters clear of uneaten food, dirty dishes, and trash because these culprits attract pests, including rodents. It is an invitation to these interlopers to which they do not rsvp, they just show up unannounced. Trash cans, recycle bins, and compost pails should be emptied on a routine basis too or stored away from the kitchen.
You should keep more of your food in the fridge and freezer where it cannot be accessed by pests. Try to buy foods or store foods in airtight containers, such as jars or plastic containers. These invaders can chew through plastic bags, paper, and cardboard, and then release feces in your drawers, cabinets, and pantry causing a health hazard. Even though all foods are at risk, some pests prefer a sugary diet. It would be prudent to keep these foods stored in impenetrable containers as well. The upside is that these foods will remain fresher longer for you and your family to enjoy. Use caulking or spray foam to seal any cracks or holes these intruders can use as a point of entry. By following these tips, you reduce the risk of an infestation.
Call us at Terminix to learn how we can assist you in keeping your home pest and rodent free. We will come to your home for a no-obligation consultation. Our trained technicians will rid your home and yard of all pests. Our mission is to provide total customer satisfaction by providing tailored services to meet individual client needs.
Call us at the Eastbank office at (504) 834-7330, the Westbank office at (504) 368-3680, the River region at (985) 652-7378, or on the Northshore at (985) 643-6542.