Tips For Keeping Pests Out Of Your Pantry

In the upcoming months, there are going to be countless festivals and get-togethers. Whenever we talk about festivals and guests coming over there are a wide range of activities happening in and around the kitchen. Be it either preparing food for guests coming to your place or simply preparing sweets, cookies, and baking cakes. It becomes absolutely necessary to clean the kitchen to get rid of kitchen bugs and pantry bugs. 


Your pantry is undeniably the centre of the kitchen where all the spices, as well as flavours, are stored. But what we usually tend to overlook is that it could be a breeding zone for a whole lot of pests. That carries and spreads plenty of diseases, germs and bacteria.


Problems caused by Pest

  • Vector-Borne Diseases - We all have been bitten by mosquitoes, teak and other such pests that spread pathogens. The person who gets bitten by a vector and falls sick has vector borne diseases. Some of them are as follows:
  1. Malaria
  2. Dengue
  3. West Nile Fever
  4. Plague
  5. Typhus


  • Asthma and Allergies - The chemicals we use to kill pests such as cockroaches, rodents and weeds and the pests themselves contaminate the air. This causes asthma and allergy among various individuals.


  • Enteric diseases -  They are caused by contamination of food by different pests such as cockroaches, mice, etc. These pests spread several viruses, bacteria in the food we consume and cause intestinal illness.


This may continue to bother you your entire life. Hence it becomes necessary to keep pests out of the pantry. The pest problem substantially increases during monsoons and winters as they are in the pursuit of food and comfort in your house. Both these supplies are found in abundance in your pantry. Insects in the kitchen , especially cockroaches are a common sight in winters due to the cold and dry weather outside. It is not ideal for their survival. In an attempt to make sure you prevent any type of pest infestations in the pantry, HiCare has compiled a few tips to get you going this winter season.


Keep Pests out of your Pantry

  1. Keep the pantry clean and dry as well clutter-free. It can only be managed by wiping the stains or food crumbs right away.
  2. Make sure that the food is stored in airtight canisters and spill free jars because rodents can easily chew through the plastic as well as paper. Airtight containers will keep the cockroaches and ants away.
  3. Fix any type of crevices or cracks in the kitchen cabinet to prevent entry to the kitchen pests.
  4. Inspect your pantry for unused and expired food items regularly and throw away anything out-of-date immediately.
  5. A few dried bay leaves in the containers of rice, wheat, and cereals as well as dry fruits, sugar, and other grains will keep the kitchen bugs free. Make sure to change the leaves once they lose their pungent smell.
  6. Another easy home trick is mixing vinegar with water and an essential oil like lemon or peppermint. Use this mixture to wipe around the edges of your cabinet as well as containers once in a while. Lemon oil/juice usually help in killing the scent trails that ants follow and will keep the ants away.
  7. Leftover Orange and Lemon peels should be kept in the corner of your kitchen cabinets and drawers to avoid pests like moths and flies and other bugs in the kitchen.
  8. There are Cockroach sprays and insect chalks that keep cockroaches as well as ants in kitchen cabinets away. While they are easily available in the market, they are a temporary solution and require repeated usage.


The tips stated will definitely help you keep pests out of your pantry. These are some of the age-old methods our parents are still using today to keep pests away from the kitchen. Some of them work as well. However, if they don’t work in your kitchen and you can still see cockroaches or rodents, it's best to eradicate them totally through cockroach treatment or home pest control services. Because the more you delay, the more problems you will have to face in the future. It is best to go ahead with proper kitchen cleaning services as well as pest control service.


Kitchen Pest Control

A professional kitchen pest control activity is a permanent solution. Although there are pesticides available on the market to get rid of ants and other pests in the kitchen, they could be unsafe and risky, especially in the kitchen. They might harm your family members and cause more harm than good. To avoid such scary situations, HiCare uses only chemicals deemed safe by the central insecticides board of India making sure it doesn't pose a threat to your family as well as pets. The highly trained technicians make sure that the pests are eradicated permanently rather than just eliminating surface nuisance. We have a team of over 500 verified experts. They are certainly the best at their job. 


Key Feature of our Services

  • We will thoroughly inspect your entire place and give you consultation
  • We have India’s 1st and only comprehensive digital treatment
  • Our method is scientifically designed
  • The chemicals we use are 100% safe 
  • We give a 30 days money back guarantee if you find pests returning at home


HiCare also provides other services like cleaning home services. We have served over 1 million+ happy customers and are available in 30+ cities. Additionally, our team follows a 3-line defence to protect you and your family from Covid-19. Call us on 8828333888 and check out the services section on our website for a detailed understanding of our kitchen pest control solutions.