How to Get Rid of Bugs in the Kitchen

There are all kinds of food in the kitchen, so it is also one of the most common places for pests to live. The most annoying thing is that getting rid of one pest does not mean there is no pest left now. You will find other pests appearing and may become frustrated due to this.

To be even worse, some pests, such as roaches, spread different types of bacteria to people and may cause people to be sick.

Thankfully, there are ways to get rid of different kinds of pests, including roaches. Follow these steps and we will help you clean your kitchen completely.

There will be more pests, including roaches, living in your kitchen if it is messier. So the first step to get rid of them is to clean up your kitchen. Wash all your dishes thoroughly, wipe down all clutter, scrub the countertops and the sink, and sweep the floor.

Be sure to clean the cabinet beneath the sink, which is often overlooked. Take the stuff out of the cabinet and wipe it thoroughly. If not, there will be some spots you can’t see. Then use wire balls to scrub the cabinet, especially the corners that are hard to reach. Spray a pesticide specially to kill roaches to the whole cabinet. If there are ants in your kitchen, put some ant bait in the back corners. The ant bait will be effective within months, but keep in mind that you should not put a pesticide and bait in the same area at the same time.

After cleaning your cabinets, sink and countertops thoroughly, it is time to clean floors. A clean floor is crucial to keep pests away. Don’t omit the space under cabinets, which is hard to clean and is often occupied by pests. One of the most effective ways is to vacuum the floor at a regular basis. Reach your vacuum to the space under cabinets and vacuum every corner. It is also important to clean the space under the fridge and stove. Just put them out and remove crumbs away underneath.

After everything is cleaned up, first move all food and fruits away. Then spray some pesticide in the areas where insects often appear and close the door for a while to avoid taking in unhealthy pesticide.

To avoid pests, place some baits in spots where they are often neglected, including the areas beneath the cabinets and fridge, on baseboards, and around windows. Clean these areas at a regular basis and then you will say goodbye to creepy pests.