What’s Eating My Cereal?

keep pests out of your kitchen with aaa exterminating

When there’s something creepy floating in your cereal bowl, who ya gonna call? 

If you’re thinking of a pest control specialist, you might be onto something—at least when it comes to bugs and creepy crawlies that have found their way into your breakfast (or any other food). 

Pests can wreak havoc on the food you eat, as well as the places where you eat it, so be sure to check with AAA Exterminating, Inc. before they manage to make a home in yours.

Ways Pests Get In

No matter what precautions you take, there’s always a chance that pests will find their way into your home…and your cereal. After all, they don’t ask for your permission to enter and contaminate your food…RUDE! 

Here are some common entry points that pests use to get inside: 

  1. Firewood: If you have a wood burning stove or fireplace within your home, you know you need to carry in plenty of wood! Did you know that pests can make their homes in that wood and invade your house? Make sure you burn your firewood immediately when bringing it indoors and always visually inspect each log for visible signs of an infestation!
  1. Windows and Doors: These days most of us have glass on our exterior doors as well as our windows, so it might be easy to overlook them as entry points, but really anything transparent is fair game for pests. Make sure you check all window frames and door frames (especially if they’re near bushes or trees) for any cracks or holes where pests can squeeze in. 
  1. Cracks In Walls And Crawl Spaces: If you’ve got a crawl space under your house, it’s worth taking a quick peek to check for intruders within your home. Pests love hiding out in small cracks (and big ones too!) where they can sleep undisturbed throughout winter—and into spring!

How To Prevent A Pest Problem

Pest prevention is key to keeping pests out of your home and off your property. However, even if you’ve taken steps to prevent a pest problem from occurring in your home, it’s possible that an infestation could occur anyway. So what do you do if a pest control problem develops at your house? 

Below are some tips for how to treat Ants and Roaches and how to keep them out for good! 

  1. Ant Prevention: Keep food covered when not in use and don’t leave dishes sitting on wet surfaces overnight. 
  2. Ant Sanitation: Discard trash regularly (particularly after barbecues), keep spills cleaned up, put food scraps into the trash instead of leaving them on plates or countertops. Use insecticide when sanitation methods fail. 
  1. Cockroach Prevention: Avoid storing paper bags and boxes that have been used to carry food products under sinks and in other dark areas where they might be attractive as nesting places for cockroaches. Install screens on windows, doors, crawlspaces, fireplaces, etc., to keep out these pests. Remove all clutter from basements, attics, and garages, since these can provide a hiding place for roaches to breed in. 
  1. Cockroach Sanitation: Keep drain traps unclogged and remove trash regularly (particularly after parties). Keep cracks along exterior walls caulked or sealed so roaches don’t find their way inside your house through cracks. Call AAA Exterminating to safely exterminate these most unwanted of house guests!

When Prevention Isn’t Enough

call a pest control company in indianapolis indiana when you prevention isnt enough

When people think of pest control, they often think of infestations and nasty critters making a mess in their homes. Pests, however, can also be destructive to your business. One of many pests that are harmful to businesses is rodents

According to OSHA, there are 4 different types of rodents: squirrels, chipmunks, mice, and rats. 

They’re all capable of causing health issues for your employees if they’re not kept away from them. These diseases include respiratory infections, hepatitis, and other infectious conditions. 

If a disease breaks out in your office break room because of rodent contamination, it’ll cause all kinds of problems including loss of work time due to illness or injury as well as property damage caused by rodents chewing through wires to create holes for entry into buildings or rooms where food is stored. 

The saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” definitely applies here, except when prevention methods aren’t enough. If you’ve tried everything to keep pests like rodents at bay but still have an issue, it might be time to turn over a new leaf and call AAA Exterminating. 

“Pesty” Cereal Back Swimmers Gotta Go?

AAA Exterminating, Inc. offers different approaches, but each service has a common goal: to prevent pests and insects from wreaking havoc on your home and out of your food.  
When you’re ready to start keeping pests out of your pantry, give us a call at (317) 773-3797!