In the wintertime, there are a number of different kinds of pests that can invade your pantry in search of food. From cockroaches to rodents, there are so many pests that will do just about anything to find a food source. There are several steps you can take to try and prevent them from becoming problematic.
Seal cracks and crevices in the exterior of your home with caulk
If you have cracks and crevices located in the exterior of your home, there’s a good chance pests are eventually going to find them and make their way inside. A couple times every year, you should walk around and look for these tiny entrances and then seal them with caulk if you can. You should also inspect the interior of your home and, more specifically, your pantry to see if you can find any spots that need to be caulked. It will make it a lot tougher for pests to find your food.
Store food in containers that will make it difficult for pests to access
In the event that pests make it inside your home despite your best efforts, you should make things hard on them by locking up your food in durable containers. Rather than simply leaving food in boxes or bags that will be easy for pests to chew through, opt for thick plastic containers instead. They will cut down on the smell of food, and even if pests find the containers, they won’t be able to get into them easily.
Keep a constant eye out for signs of pests
One of the easiest ways to stop a pest problem is by identifying it before it spirals out of control. You should take proactive measures against pests at the first sign of trouble. If you aren’t sure what to do or how to handle it, you should call on a professional company to come out and get rid of your pests for you. You will be glad you stopped the pests before they were able to take over your pantry.
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