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Ways To Keep Pests Away From Your Kitchen

Posted on May 20th, 2020 by Knockout Pest

Pests have been known to congregate in kitchens. After all, pests are always on the lookout for food! Continue reading to uncover new ways to keep pests away from the heart of the home.

Keep It Clean

A clean kitchen is more likely to be a pest-free kitchen! That is why it is so important to clean up crumbs or spilled liquids as soon as possible. It is also imperative to clean dishes immediately after a meal.

Store Food Properly

Leaving leftover food out on your countertop is a big mistake because pests will take advantage of this situation and eat it up! To avoid this scenario altogether, remember to store food in airtight containers. Storing your food properly will make it that much harder for pests to gnaw their way in.

Repel Pests With Odors

Did you know that many pests are repulsed by the odor of a bay leaf? Now you do! You can repel pests from grains such as flour and rice by adding a bay leaf in their respective containers. 

Are pests setting up shop in your kitchen? If you can relate, it is time to turn to the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control for help. We can knockout pests and keep them down for the count!

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.

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