There is no other place in the house where pest control is needed than in the kitchen and pantry. These areas are where you store and prepare your food and it is extremely important that you keep these areas clean and sanitized. It is also important that you keep these areas free of any disease-causing bacteria and germs that are likely to come from pests. Below is some helpful information on the common pests that lurk the kitchen and pantry.
• Flies – Flies are more active during summer. They can easily multiply in numbers, especially if not properly controlled. They can also quickly spread harmful bacteria whether alone or in groups. In fact, according to many pest control experts, flies can easily transmit pathogens by simply landing on food. Some of the bacteria they transmit on food include salmonella and E. coli. These can cause shingles, tuberculosis and many other diseases. This is why it is not highly recommended for you to use and consume food contaminated by flies.
Recent studies have revealed that flies are especially attracted to flour, cereal and beans. The best way of controlling flies is preventing them from getting inside the house. You can do this by keeping the house, particularly the kitchen and pantry clean and sanitized. Remember to keep your doors and windows closed. Repair them if necessary. If they do get inside the house, you can use fly traps or chemical based insecticides. Or you can always call AAA Pest Control for professional assistance.
• Cockroaches – Similarly with flies, cockroaches can easily transmit diseases by crawling on food, on surfaces where you prepare food and on the tools that you use to prepare food. Some of the diseases that can be acquired from cockroaches include gastroenteritis, diarrhea and food poisoning.
Cockroaches are attracted to any type of food. Thus, it is extremely important to keep the kitchen and pantry clean. All surfaces should be free of any food spills and debris. One thing you should know about cockroaches is that they can live for weeks without eating or drinking and they can squeeze through even the smallest crack. This is why if you see a cockroach in your kitchen or pantry, it is best to call in a residential pest control professional help to ensure all of their species are removed from your house.
• Rodents – Rodents are particularly drawn to kitchens and pantries because they know this is where they can find stashes of food. What makes rats and mice difficult to control is their quickness and their ability to go through small and tight spaces. In addition to the diseases they transmit by laying their dirty hands on food, they can also cause damage to your property. In fact, there have been reports in the past when a house fire was found to have been caused by damage to property by rodents.
If you suspect you have rodent infestation, you should conduct an inspection of your kitchen and pantry. What you are looking for are signs of rodent presence such as droppings and presence of nesting items such as insulation pieces. If you see any of these signs, you should contact a pest control company in Myrtle Beach to help you get rid and permanently eliminate these pests from your house.
Call AAA Pest Control now and inquire about their pest control services.
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