Cockroaches in the Kitchen! Do you ever turn on the kitchen lights in the middle of the night and find cockroaches scuttling away. This is not a pleasant sight, we will have to admit it. If these tiny little pests are in your kitchen, they are probably in the microwave or in the fridge contaminating your food.
An unclean or unhygienic kitchen acts as a breeding place for cockroaches that could lead to food poisoning and other illnesses. So, keeping your kitchen cockroach-free is imperative to your and your family’s good health. Here is the list of some of the easiest ways to keep your kitchen free of cockroaches. Read on!
Keep your food covered:
Although we never forget to keep leftover food in the refrigerator, we often leave it uncovered. Keeping food covered, whether refrigerated or non-refrigerated, protects your food from harmful bacteria. Moreover, cockroaches carry bacteria that can contaminate your food thereby causing diarrhoea, food poisoning, infections etc. Ensure that you store all non-refrigerated foods in airtight containers.
Throw away thrash:
Bins/ thrash inside the kitchen is one of the main reasons why cockroaches thrive in the kitchen. Do not forget to take the garbage out of the kitchen every night and put it in the appropriate outside bin. However, if you are keeping it in your kitchen, ensure that it is covered and bins are tightly closed.
Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink:
Your laziness may cost you your health! Leaving dirty dishes in the sink overnight is straightaway giving an invitation to diseases. It is best to wash your dishes after eating because food remains can attract cockroaches and thus breeding. And, if you cannot wash them, rinse or soak to leave it in soapy water.
Use Mortein cockroach killer spray:
Using Mortein Cockroach killer spray is another way of getting rid of cockroaches. It is important to prevent cockroaches from breeding in your house. Mortein’s new fast spray technology is helpful in killing cockroaches 2 times faster than other repellents. With the repellent spray, you can get rid of cockroaches hiding in the corners of your kitchen.
Cover cracks and disinfect floors:
Be very careful of cracks in flooring and other corners of your kitchen. Cockroaches usually hide in these dark corners. Make sure you seal them all. Also, it is important to disinfect kitchen flooring on daily basis. Dirt from outside on your kitchen floor can attract cockroaches.
Even the cleanest of kitchens can have cockroaches because they can fly in from elsewhere. Food packets that you bring from outside can attract these tiny little pests. Moreover, if you purchase a second-hand kitchen appliance, there is a possibility that cockroaches are already hiding in it. Once they enter your kitchen, their breeding will make it difficult for you to get rid of them. Thus, it is advised to keep a cockroach killer spray handy.