Oak Hill, WV (WOAY) – Several families cherish baking during the holiday season. However, before stocking up on supplies, The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) shares tips to prevent a pantry pest infestation.
To help families enjoy the holiday baking season, the NPMA shares ten essential tips to prevent an infestation:
Clean spilled grain or food sources in the kitchen or pantry.
Inspect food products for any signs of infestation before making purchases.
Quickly discard infested products in a sealed outdoor trash receptacle.
Store food in tightly sealed containers.
Clean pantries or cupboards with a vacuum, soap, and water.
Seal cracks and crevices around the home
Take garbage out regularly
Eliminate excess moisture in the home by repairing any leaking pipes or using a dehumidifier
Remove debris and additional vegetation around the home to reduce potential nesting sites for ants.
Install door sweeps on exterior entrances.
Anyone that suspects a pantry pest or ant infestation in their home should not attempt to treat it themselves.
Visit www.PestWorld.org to find a local pest control professional to eradicate an infestation safely.