How to Keep Pests Away from your Kitchen and Basement
No matter what the season is, it seems like pests don’t rest. One day you’ll find ants piling up in your kitchen cabinet, the next day you’re screaming because of a cockroach flying while you do your chores. These are common scenarios at home that we all hate.
That’s why today, in this post, we’re going to share simple and doable tips on how to keep those pests from pestering our homes. Read on and apply them right away.
Have a eucalyptus spray ready all the time
I just mentioned roaches flying when you least expect it. The truth is, roaches love dirty, smelly, and damp environments and if you have those areas somewhere in the kitchen and basement, then expect this unpleasant surprise.
I advise that you spray eucalyptus in the damp and often closed areas of your kitchen and basement because pests hate this aroma. You probably know how nice and soothing eucalyptus smells but unlike human beings, pests can’t stand this scent so they’ll leave the area when they smell it.
Keep your eucalyptus spray handy so you can spray it anywhere in the house. It’s also advisable to develop the habit of spraying eucalyptus right after you clean the house.
Keep the area dry
You may have heard this advice countless times but have declined doing it, saying, “It’s just impossible!” Yes, you can’t ensure that your basement and kitchen is dry every second of every minute of every day, yet you can pay a visit to these areas of the house at least twice a week.
Whenever you do, you have to make sure that the areas where water dripped, or for some reasons became wet, should be dried up. Wipe the area with a rug to make sure its clean. By doing this, you can lessen the moisture inside the kitchen or basement, which is a favourite environment of pests.
Check for dripping faucets or faulty pipes and hire pros who provide home repair services for homeowners so they can solve the plumbing issue and
Put the good old traps in place
This may sound like an outdated advice but it’s still effective to trap rodents and get rid of them. In fact, until now, pest trapping is still one of the most effective pest management strategies. There are just some medium-sized pests that can best be caught using traps. Some of the pests that are difficult to catch without pest traps are cockroaches, spiders, scorpions, and mice.
Schedule regular cleaning
Still the most effective way to keep pests from devouring your home is by maintaining a clean environment in the most pest-prone areas. You may be busy with a lot of things you’re doing but you can practice quick cleaning hacks that will speed up your routine. Do them in the kitchen and in the basement to lower pest presence to its minimum.
A good cleaning schedule could be one thorough general cleaning per month, biweekly basement cleaning, and weekly kitchen cleaning. Scrub the floor of your basement and kitchen and wipe the surfaces and corners where pests are lurking.
Cleaning your basement and kitchen will not be a heavy burden if you regularly do it. With consistency in cleaning, there will be less dirt to remove and there will be less worries for pest invasion.
There are so many dangers to health that can be brought by having pests at home. Aside from the anxiety that it brings, it can also cause diarrhoea, dengue fever, the chikungunya virus, malaria, sleeping sickness, and more. Better to safeguard your family from these diseases by keeping your home pest-free.