At Action Pest Exterminating, we don’t just want to help our customers with pest control. We also want to make sure that you’re taking preventive measures that can help you avoid a major problem in the first place. One of the best offenses in the professional pest control game is a good defense, and that’s why you should remember some of these food storage tips that could help prevent pests from taking up residence in your pantry.
Use Resealable Containers
Resealable containers can do a great job of keeping pests away. A package left partially open in a cabinet or pantry can attract attention from common pests, but a resealable container keeps them out. Tiny insects can get into many types of food packaging, even if it’s designed with some kind of closure, so resealable containers are the way to go. As an added bonus, they keep your food fresh for longer!
Serve Food in One or Two Areas
One mistake that many people make, especially during parties, is allowing food to spread through the whole house. Try to avoid eating in places like bedrooms or the living room. This can prevent food crumbs from spreading around and making your whole home more appetizing to pests.
Make Use of Your Fridge
Some types of food can be stored in your cabinet or in your refrigerator, and we recommend that you use your fridge if that’s an option. Food stored in the refrigerator is less likely to draw pests. There are even some pantry staples, like flour, that you might not have known could be stored in the fridge, away from potential pests. There are also some items, like certain fruits and vegetables, that are often left out because there’s no risk of them going bad quickly at room temperature, but these would still be better off in the fridge so that you don’t give pests any ideas.
Clean Your Cabinets Regularly
It’s easy for food crumbs and particles to escape as you move packages and containers around in your cabinets, even if you’re trying to be neat. That’s why it’s a good idea to clean your food storage areas regularly. Just a few stray crumbs could end up leading to a big pest problem that requires the help of our insect control experts.
Remove Infected Foods Immediately
Once you’ve noticed that a food item has attracted pests, get rid of it right away. Throw it in the garbage and take out that garbage immediately so that pests can’t spread within your home.
Schedule Regular Appointments
It’s hard to keep pests out on your own, so that’s why it’s a good idea to schedule pest control appointments occasionally. If you have any reason to suspect an infestation, let us know. We can also spot potential issues that could attract more pests while we’re in your home.
Your Insect Control Team in Midland
Even when you take the best preventive steps, you can still run into a pest problem. That’s what we’re here for! If you see bugs or vermin, or happen to notice signs that they’ve been in your home, it’s time to give Action Pest Exterminating a call. We look forward to helping you!