In our kitchen, disease-carrying pests such as cockroaches, rats, and others wreak havoc, especially on the kitchen cabinets. It seems futile to search for their habitat in the nooks and crannies of our homes. Therefore, pest control services are everyone’s saving grace against these unwelcome crawling creatures; however, are we prepared for the condition of our kitchen cabinets after this procedure?
How should you then organize your kitchen cupboards following pest control? When it is safe to enter the kitchen, begin by decluttering the cabinets and inspecting for dust and dead insects. Avoid deep cleaning for approximately one week, fix holes and leaky pipes, and refinish your kitchen cupboards if necessary.
Here are the steps for cleaning your cupboards following pest control:
Do Not Perform A Thorough Cleaning Immediately
Perform only light cleaning. It is OK to thoroughly clean immediately after your pest control treatment, especially if you have left the surfaces spotless. Wiping your kitchen cabinets immediately after pest control will also remove the necessary solutions for further pest extermination. If you need to clean the kitchen cabinets, you can wipe the cabinet’s doors and interior walls. The insects only crawl along the periphery.
Sort Consumables Together
One benefit of pest control services is the convenience of kitchen cabinet organization. Now that your consumables are removed, you can reorganize your storage and keep them together.
Properly storing your consumables will not only be aesthetically pleasing but will also deter pests. Put your consumables in standardized jars and eliminate their paper and plastic packaging. Keep paper out of the kitchen, as it becomes food for numerous problems. Pots can be used to store various types of pasta, peas, oats, and cereals, among others.
Throw Out Leftover Food
The kitchen must be sufficiently cleaned before the pest control session. If food is accidentally left behind, discard it without hesitation. Even if your pest control technician used organic pesticides, contaminated food can still be harmful. The same holds for fruits, vegetables, packaged snacks, or bread in the pantry and refrigerator.
Cover Up Holes
There may be holes in the corners of your kitchen cabinets now that everything has been removed. You can certainly take a closer look at the condition of your wardrobe. Cover these holes immediately with wood, epoxy, or any other suitable cabinet-compatible sealant.
Be Alert For Pests
You can still anticipate seeing pests crawling around. You’ll also notice dead problems. Check your kitchen and kitchen cabinets for dead insects and remove them immediately. These may attract additional pests, which may cause a second infestation.
Keep Your Cupboards Pest-Free
A dependable pest control service will help you address problems with pests in your home, especially in the kitchen. However, you should do what is necessary to keep those bugs from coming back and infesting again by eliminating conditions that encourage insect life.
AAA Assassin Enterprises Pest Control effectively solves your home’s pest problems. Our expertise and affordable rates mean that no matter how big or small your problem is, we can help. Contact us to schedule your free inspection!