As you are cooking dinner in your apartment, you notice that you have some new roommates. There are ants crawling across your floor. It’s not like you can split the rent with them, so they need to be evicted. You need to take steps to give these little guys a reason to leave and stay away. If you take away their feeding ground, they will put in their change of address.
There are several steps you can take to help get rid of these little pests. These steps can be simple things like cleaning up the kitchen right away or making sure the sink is dry. Cutting off the pests’ food and water supply will deter them from staying around.
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Pests and Your Kitchen
The kitchen is the biggest buffet for pests. Little cr in the tiniest places can be a banquet.
When you look at the kitchen some important tips to help keep the pests away include the following:
- Do not let the dirty dishes sit in the sink or on the stove.
- Never leave food out for long periods of time.
- Wipe down the counters and sink.
- If you use a dish rack, make sure to wipe under the rack.
- Empty any standing water.
- Portion pet food, so it is not sitting.
- Sweep and wipe down the floors to pick up any crumbs.
- Empty appliances like toasters regularly.
- Empty the trash regularly and keep the area clean.
Tackling Other Areas of Your Apartment
Although other areas of your apartment might not provide a feeding ground, they may offer a good place to hide. Make sure the apartment is clean. If there is a lot of clutter or paper products like newspapers or magazines, it’s time for them to go. Stacks of magazines are a great place for the pests to make a new home
If you notice small cracks, contact your landlord for them to be sealed. Small cracks might not seem like a big deal, but that is a door to a small pest. Once the cracks are sealed, the unwanted roommates would need to find another unlocked door.
If you notice that your roommates are increasing even though you are taking the necessary steps, contact your landlord so they can evaluate the situation and contact an exterminator. Contact EnSec today for all your pest control needs.