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Pests love the kitchen because the kitchen is where food is stored. But, the kitchen isn’t always the room that pests enter your home through. Experience one harsh winter and you know how pests can chew, claw and crawl their way inside your home through the basement or attic, then head straight for your kitchen.

Easy Ways To Prevent Pests From Feasting In Your Kitchen

One of the best ways to keep your kitchen pests free is to keep food tightly sealed in containers that are not easy to chew through, containers made of material like thick plastic or tin. Keep other food products in the freezer or refrigerator.Make sure that refrigerator and freezer doors close fully when shut. Other steps to keep your kitchen pests free include:

  • Keep food up. Limit where you and your family take food in your home, the fewer places, the better. Give the space where you ate a thorough wiping down at the end of a meal or after you finish snacking.This includes picking food away from sofas, chairs and flooring.
  • Wipe down counters. Vacuum regularly. Get in the habit of emptying the garbage regularly.
  • Cover kitchen vents with screens. Consider covering vents in other rooms at your home with screens as well, because again,although pests hang out in the kitchen, that may not be the room that they enter your home through.
  • Check windows and doors for cracks. Animals like mice only need a hole as big as a dime to enter your home. Look behind furniture when you run the vacuum cleaner. Do you see any holes in corners or walls? If so, seal them and check other rooms for animal droppings or feeding areas.
  • Inspect your roof, attic and basement. Try to keep your attic and basement clutter free, as this gives pests fewer hiding places. Instead of storing books and papers in the attic or basement, keep them in a metal filing cabinet in an office or space bedroom on the first or second floor.
  • Place a mesh fence around gardens. Also, keep gardens several feet away from your home. You can get a mesh garden fence in a variety of colors, like green, gray, black, orange or white.
  • Regularly inspect your home for an infestation.Some pests like ants may prefer to hang out around water, which could make the kitchen a favorite.
  • Locate the place of entry and seal if off. After doing repairs on your home, make sure that you seal up any breaks or openings.
  • Use flying insect repellent for gnats and flies.Regular insect repellent may not work on flying insects.

Contact a professional if pests remain in your home after you have taken precautions and pests elimination action steps on your own. However, don’t assume that just because a professional has come out and laid traps or sprayed that the problem is resolved. Keep checking the area until all signs of pests are gone.


When you’re shopping for a home, there’s so much to consider. Between the questions of what neighborhood you should live in and what style house you like, you need to think of the most important thing: finances. When you think that you’re financially ready to buy a home, you often will get the notion that it’s a good time to just start shopping. There’s several steps that you must take first before you start shopping for a home. One of the first steps you should consider taking before you make the leap into home ownership is to get preapproved. While buyers still tend to skip the preapproval process, doing this can help you immensely throughout the home buying process. While it may seem an insignificant and kind of boring step, getting preapproved is important for your finances. It may even help you to land in a home that you love faster. It’s actually detrimental to make an offer without a preapproval, because some lenders won’t accept an offer without one. Many realtors verify and require that offers come along with the stamp of preapproval. What Does Getting Preapproved Involve? You may have heard of a prequalification. This is much different from being preapproved. Prequalification involves buyer provided information, just to get a sense of how much they can spend on a home. Preapproval involves credit scores, bank statements, tax returns and more. This process states exactly how much lenders will be willing to give to the borrower. All of the documents needed for preapproval are the same exact documents needed for a mortgage. This helps you as the borrower prepare ahead of time as well. These are some of the kinds of documents that you’ll need for preapproval: Pay stubs W-2s from the previous year Federal tax returns from the past two years Two Months of Bank Statements from all of your accounts A credit report While a preapproval is only one step in the long process of buying a home, it speeds up the later steps of securing a mortgage. The process also helps buyers face their financial reality. Don’t put off the important process because you fear that you won’t be approved for the amount that you need. It’s also common for buyers to assume that because someone they know has been approved for a certain amount of money that they will be able to get that same loan amount as well. This isn’t always the case and another great reason to get preapproved. Errors On Credit Reports Often, there are errors on credit reports. That’s why you need to check them often. If you have some errors on your credit report, getting preapproved is a great way to check if there are any errors and give you time to fix them before you apply for a mortgage.


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