kitchen pest control tips

Kitchen Pest Control – Tips for Homeowners

You prep and cook meals for your family, hang out, entertain guests, all in the kitchen. So it is a no brainer that it is important to keep it clean and free from pests. But how exactly do you do that?

Here are some kitchen pest control tips from the experts at AAI Pest Control


Ants are pests are attracted to the kitchen by food, water, and yes, even grease. They can gain access to the kitchen through small openings. Sometimes, there may be a nest hidden in the wall voids.

In order to keep your kitchen free from ants, the first thing that you need to do is to seal all possible entry points, especially those used by these insects to get into your home from the outside.

After that, you can spray your home’s exterior foundations and use baits, both indoors and outdoors.


Rodents get inside homes and kitchens in search of both food and shelter. They can gain entry into homes through small holes and gaps including those found in the walls, floors, windows, and foundations.

Like ants, the best way to prevent rodents form getting into your home is to seal all possible entry points. After that, you can set traps inside your home and use poison outside.


Different types of cockroaches infest kitchens, attracted by leftover food, moisture, heat, grease and even clutter.

These pests can get into your homes through small openings, including storm drains, steam tunnels, and your home’s sewage system. Some manage to get inside homes by hitchhiking on boxes.

In order to protect your kitchen from a roach infestation, it is crucial to keep your home clean. Apart from that, you can use baits and sprays.


Flies are attracted by organic matter, moisture, grease, and grime.

Usually, these pests gain entry into a home through the sewage system and drain pipes. Some get into your home through the flooring or from outdoors.

Prevent these insects from infesting your home by finding and removing their breeding sites. It is also a good idea to keep your home clean and to keep trash bins outdoors. You can use different insecticide products to kill these.

Moths and beetles

Moths and beetles are the insects that commonly attack stored food, including pet food.

Usually, these pests gain entry to your home by hitchhiking on the items you brought home. Others can get into your home by taking advantage of open doors and windows.

You can prevent an infestation by removing their food sources from your kitchen. Make sure that you regularly clean the areas where you store their potential food sources.

To learn more about how to control pests in your home or business, be sure to contact your local Modesto pest control company.

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