Do you often find ants in your pantry? Have cockroaches invaded your cupboards? There are simple and effective ways to prevent pests from getting into your food supply!
If you are currently experiencing this problem, you may need to contact a pest control expert to get rid of the infestation. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid the imminent return of bugs to your pantry and help you regain peace of mind.
Store your food in airtight containers to avoid bugs in your pantry
Bugs are attracted to your pantry for the same reason you are: they want to eat the food inside! You can prevent pest infestations in your pantry by making sure you store your food in airtight containers. Bugs won’t be attracted to your pantry if they don’t have access to the food.
On the other hand, if you have a major infestation problem, sealing your food containers won’t be enough to get rid of them completely: you may have to call in an exterminator. If you have noticed the presence of winged ants, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible, as they often indicate that you have a nest of carpenter ants in the walls of your home.
Pesticides should not be used to repel bugs in pantries
This is a fairly common mistake, which unfortunately can have serious consequences. Most over-the-counter pesticides are also harmful to your health, which is why we strongly discourage using them in pantries. All it takes is for a child to mistake the product for food, or for insects to spread the poison all over your cupboards for an accident to occur.
Keep bugs out of the pantry by keeping them out of your home
The best way to keep your pantry bug-free is to keep them out of your home in the first place! Have a team of experts perform a complete inspection of your home: exterminators will be able to determine all possible points of entry and then perform a full preventive caulking of your home.
Otherwise, simply make sure to close doors and windows when they don’t need to be opened or install screens to reduce the chances of infiltration.
Bugs in your pantry? Call Elite Pest Control
Ants, cockroaches and flies have no place in your pantry. Contact us now if you are facing an invasion: our certified technicians are at your disposal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can get rid of your pest problem and give you the most effective prevention tips for your situation.