Top Ways to Pest-Proof Your Pantry

Top Ways to Pest-Proof Your Pantry

The pantries in our homes are where families go to store canned goods, dried foods, baking, products, and more! The pantry is an essential part of a household. So, it’s clear to see why you wouldn’t want an infestation of pests raiding your supplies. 

Unfortunately, the things you store in your pantry can be major attractors to unwanted houseguests. At Buzz Kill Pest Control, we work hard to inform our clients on how they can get pests out of their homes and keep them out.

Here’s a look into how you can pest-proof your pantry and keep the goods inside of it free of disease-ridden insects and rodents.

What Pests Desire Your Pantry Food?

It’s no surprise that the usual suspects that show up around other areas of your home are also eager to sneak into your pantry. In fact, what’s in your pantry could be the sole reason behind an infestation.

Some of the most common pests we clear out of pantries include the following:

  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Ants
  • Moths
  • Fleas
  • Weevils

How Should You Pest-Proof Your Pantry?

So, you know the threats that are out there for the food in your pantry; but how do you stop them? There are several steps you can take to protect your items, but only one of them is able to keep pests away in the long term. 

Clean Out Your Pantry

Every time you refill your pantry after a shopping trip, take some time to thoroughly clean out the area. Yes, sweeping crumbs out from your shelves is a great way to keep the area clear of pests, but you should also take some time to get rid of any spoiled perishables (i.e. potatoes).

Spoiled perishable items are an easy way to attract an infestation. Cleaning out your pantry before pests catch a dreaded whiff of anything spoiled is a simple way to take a stand against unwanted pests.

Seal Up Loose Goods

Cereals, opened flour bags, granola, and really any other loose food in your pantry should be effectively sealed up. Simply rolling up the bags of these items isn’t enough to stop a pest problem.

Airtight containers are a great way to close off any entryways to bugs and rodents. They also come in various materials, sizes, and designs, so you can get stylish while fending off an infestation.

Examine Your Items for Damaged Goods

Before you take an item home from the store, examine it carefully. Any item that has torn packaging or damaged seals should be immediately returned to the shelves. Bringing home poorly sealed foods is like rolling out the welcome mat to hard-to-get-rid-of pests.

Schedule General Pest Services

Remember our solution that actually gets rid of pests and keeps them away? Here it is! 

At Buzz Kill Pest Control, we offer our clients a general pest control service that helps rid their property of numerous pests (including the ones that take refuge in your pantry). The best part is that our services create a barrier around the perimeter of your home that wards off outdoor pests for months.

On top of that benefit, we also offer a comprehensive maintenance program that allows you to regularly protect your home from a messy invasion.

Pest-Proof Your Entire Property With Buzz Kill Pest Control

If you’re ready to take back control of your home from any pest infestation, let the experts at Buzz Kill Pest Control help! We have the experience and equipment to thoroughly rid your home of most serious pest problems. Trust us to help you make your house a home again.

Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an in-home consultation with a member of our team!

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