Get rid of pests in your kitchen

December 26, 2013  //  Posted by: thebesthomeimprovementguide  //  Category: Kitchen

pests in your kitchenPest infestation is the worst thing that can happen in anyone’s house. They become a nuisance and make life miserable for everyone living in it. One thing to always remember is that if your house is spic and span clean then automatically the chances of pest infestation becomes less. Pests are usually attracted to dirty exposed environments thus to keep them away keep clean, the first and basic technique.

Apart from that here is a small list of regular pests and getting rid of them:

Ants:

Keep dirty cans and bottles away from the house. After a meal make sure you wash the utensils instead of keeping them in the sink to clean later on. This attracts the ants. Dishes should be kept covered and even after taking all these precautions ants are still there squeeze lemon juice in water and spray this mixture where you see ants. It’s one of the natural most effective methods of ant removal. Cinnamon, white vinegar, pepper, grits and strong perfumes are other ways of discarding ants.

Pantry moths:

These pests are attracted to flour, cereal, pet food and dried fruits. They come out at night and are a complete nuisance. The only way to get rid of them is to empty out the entire pantry and redo it. Scrub and clean every shelf thoroughly. Infested food should be thrown out and every box and container should be washed.

Fruit flies:

As the name suggests they infest on anything which is open and rotting hence the need to discard the rotting fruits from the kitchens. Slow drains should be cleared to make it faster and relieve from clogging which are also a major attraction for fruit flies. Vinegar is a repellent; use it in areas where situations go beyond control. Old mops and dusters should be discarded

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