Keep Pantry Pests OUT

Take the following steps to keep stored food free from pantry pests:

  • Purchase proper storage: Heavy plastic or glass containers with airtight, secure lids keep pantries looking nice and will help protect food.
  • Use a bay leaf: Add one leaf to canisters and packages of dry goods – the herb’s pungent scent repels many pests.
  • Inspect groceries at the store: Most pantry pests are brought into homes from items that are already infested. Check packages for any holes or broken seals before placing them in the cart.
  • Check the date: Remember to check expiration dates on baking ingredients before use. Visually inspect items that have been left untouched in the pantry for signs of pests.
  • Practice good sanitation: Wipe up crumbs and spills as soon as possible.  Also, periodically clean cupboards with soap and water to remove any food residue that may accumulate over time.
  • Seal cracks: Look for any cracks or holes where pests might be coming into your home and seal them shut.

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Smithereen Pest Management provides IPM pest services to residential and commercial clients in Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri. http://www.smithereen.com/
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One Response to Keep Pantry Pests OUT

  1. Caleb says:

    Pantry pests can become a huge problem if certain precautions are not taken.

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