Posted January 22, 2021
Nothing spoils dinner quite like seeing a mouse scurry through the pantry, gross! But don’t worry, we have some tips to help you keep rodents and bugs away from your food. You may need to spend a little more time upfront getting everything cleaned and organized, but once it’s done, the upkeep should only take you a few minutes each week. Having a clean space that discourages pests will be totally worth it.
Start by taking everything out of the pantry. Sometimes things get pushed to the back and forgotten. When pulling items out, you may find a few yummy snacks you forgot you had. While all of the food is out, take a look at expiration dates and get rid of any old or stale food.
Messes are just a part of life, so it’s natural to spend time cleaning. Vacuum up crumbs on the shelves and the floor. Wipe and sanitize everything, making sure to give extra attention to any sticky spots.
This can be harder to keep up on with kids, but try your best to keep food covered and sealed. Snacks can be taken out of boxes and bags, and put into plastic containers with lids. Not only will this help food stay fresh longer, but it will also help keep bugs from crawling inside.
When putting food back in your pantry, place the oldest things up front. Place any new items purchased behind the older ones. That way, you use your food before it expires and don’t waste anything. Having a system like this will also help keep your pantry tidy.
Now bugs and rodents can certainly climb up shelves, but let’s not make things easy for them. Put any non-food items, such as paper towels, plastic cups, etc., on the floor and lower shelves This will help decrease the chance of pests getting into food items.
Once you have completed these steps, you will have a pantry less likely to be invaded by any unwanted house guests. If you are still having pest issues, we are happy to help!
Our team of Pest Pros are trained to help get rid of the bugs, and keep them out. Just give us a call at (855) 953-1976 or contact us here for a free no-obligation estimate.