Nothing beats the joy you feel when preparing for the upcoming holiday feast. 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 easy 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 are 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 to 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 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.
Set in place a pest control Myrtle Beach measure to make sure that pests are kept at way all year long.
Call Zap Pest Control Inc. if you need the assistance of pest control experts to keep pests at away during the holidays and all year round.
Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588