If you have been seeing more ants, cockroaches, and flies in your kitchen than normal, the reason could be social distancing. Warmer season usually brings in more pests but this year there has been an additional increase in the number of pests that we are seeing indoors.
Pests love the warm season and need food, water and shelter to survive. This season from social distancing measures our kitchens have become the perfect breeding site for pest infestation as most of us are staying at home, getting groceries delivered to our doorstep, cooking more meals at home and generating more kitchen trash.
“We’re hearing all kinds of unique stories from our followers on social media about rodent activity at home. Everything from parked cars harboring squirrels to even food deliveries being pillaged by nuisance wildlife within minutes of being dropped off,” said Cindy Mannes, vice president of public affairs at National Pest Management Association. “Pests are catching on to our new stay-at-home routines and they are loving it.”
Some simple ways to prevent pest infestation in your kitchens are:
- Inspect deliveries before bringing them in.
- Clean produce thoroughly before cooking.
- Don’t let food sit out for long.
- Store left overs away cleanly.
- Wipe down surfaces and floor after cooking.
- Remove trash regularly.
Identifying your pest and learning about them before finding the right solution is the ideal way to do your own pest control.
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