TIPS TO BLOCK PESTS INTO KITCHEN

 

The Kitchen is the core of a house. While the amazing food brings family and friends together, your kitchen is not always empty. Many pests are roaming around in your kitchen like Ants, Cockroaches, Mice, House Flies, Etc.

Different Pests mess up in different ways

Ant Infestation

In the kitchen, you will mostly find House Ants and Pavement Ants.

All the species of Ants have a hungry appetite. House Ants are searching for sugary food, and Pavement Ants search for oil, meat, and bread.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are very common and are found mainly in the kitchen. They are reddish-brown, have shaped bodies, around 2/3″ and 3″ in size. Cockroaches can move very fast and prefer dark places. These troublemakers can enter your home through cardboard boxes, basic food item sacks, and drink containers.

Mice and Rodents

Rodents are known as regular kitchen attackers. They are consistently looking for food and shelter. They can hide easily anywhere at your place, and you won’t be able to find them. But you will get some signs that there are rodents in your house.

  • Mice leave their droppings on many things like food packets and furniture.
  • They have a habit of chewing wires, pipes, and food packets.

Flies Roaming Around

There are many Flies species; the most commonly found are House flies and Fruit Flies. Flies are the most irritating Pests, especially in Summers. Flies can also cause various contaminants and infections. Hence, it is vital to get rid of them.

Here are some tips to keep your Kitchen and Home Pest-free

  • Quickly wipe up any trash or spills from shelves, tables, and floors.
  • Store food in packed containers.
  • Dispose of your garbage regularly.
  • Don’t keep dirty dishes unwashed for long.
  • Don’t keep food and water outside open.
  • Place door sweeps outside the door and gets damaged cover fixed.
  • Seal any cracks or holes outside the home and kitchen.

 

After doing all this, if you still find pests in your home it is time to Call ASM Pest Control Now. Nothing is more reliable than a Professional Pest Control Service.

Tips to get rid of irritating Flies this summer

 

Flies can drive you mad in summers. Flies generally enter your homes through weak spots like broken covers of windows and doors as they are drawn to warm air currents arriving in your homes. According to research flies can live up to 50 days. Apart from the fact that houseflies don’t bite, they are capable of transmitting dangerous diseases like typhoid and TB, contaminate your food. when it comes to horse flies, they can even bite you which causes allergic reactions.

 

Here are some tips to get rid of flies

  • The best way to keep your home fly-free is to keep it clean and sanitized.
  • Doors and windows must be well closed or covered.
  • Try to make your fly trap using things available at your home.
  • clean up the place thoroughly after having a meal
  • Keep your garbage bins closed.
  • Try using Fly Repellents
  • Always keep your drains closed, as Flies can enter through them too.

If you are still able to find flies roaming around at your home, go for Professional Pest Control. ASM provides professional Fly control and removal services in the Lower Mainland. If you have a problem with pests, contact us.

What Attracts Cockroaches?

 

No matter what type of pest, they’re all checking out for food and water sources which they will easily find in your home. Cockroaches, in particular, are in search of a warm, humid climate and attracted to:

  • Dirty dishes in the sink
  • Crumbs on the floors
  • Garbage
  • Pet food
  • Leftover food in empty containers
  • Excess moisture

Now, you must be wondering how these troublemakers enter your house.

Here are some ways by which they enter

  • Cracks and crevices

Even though cockroaches can be quite significant, some species can still go through 1/16 inch wide cracks and holes!

  • Holes in vents and pipes

Cockroaches can easily get in through breakage in pipes and vents. Make sure you get it repaired.

  • Drainage

Cockroaches are smart enough to crawl in and out of canals and pipes; this is especially the case in residential buildings where drainage pipes are used as a way between apartments.

  • Cracks in Exterior Walls

This means that any openings at the base of a building or on the outside walls are an open invitation to cockroaches. All the other gaps around pipes, windows, openings, allow the cockroaches to get in.

  • Crumpled Cardboard and Newspaper

Cockroaches are attracted to the paper for very specific reasons. They communicate with each other through the chemical pheromones they produce.

Here are some tips and tricks to get rid of cockroaches 

The easiest way to keep cockroaches away from your home is to keep it clean. Make sure you do the following:

Clean up spills immediately.

Don’t leave water or food out for the whole day.

Keep garbage in a closed plastic trash can and throw it away every day.

Repair leaking taps and pipes.

Don’t let dirty dishes build-up, especially overnight.

Regular cleaning often helps remove food debris and eggs from insects.

Traps, including gum traps, can help you monitor cockroach populations and locations so you know where to focus your efforts. You can also get different traps in the market.

Don’t keep piles of newspapers indoors or around the house. Instead, get it recycled.

Opt for professional pest control.

Do you want to get rid of cockroaches or other pests in your home? Then contact a trusted professional – ASM Pest Control Services. We have trained and qualified specialists offering efficient service at a fair pricing structure.