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How to Pest-Proof Your Kitchen

Take these simple steps to protect your home from unwelcome visitors

If you’ve ever gone to your pantry for a bag of sugar or a box of cereal only to find that the corner has been chewed open and its contents are spilling out everywhere, then you already know that your pantry can easily become a magnet for rodents and insects.

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The smells of the food stored in your pantry, along with the easy-to-chew-through packaging in which most foods are contained, make your pantry the perfect place for pests to find a meal. Luckily, it’s easy to keep bugs and rodents from making their way into your supply of food — you just need to know a few simple tricks.

Your kitchen is the last place you want these pests to find a home. But with the warmer weather and the damp spring air, the changing season is going to make your home prone to attracting wandering creepy crawlers.

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Whether you’ve seen signs that bugs or rodents have been in your pantry or whether you simply want to take preventative measures, you only need to follow a few easy steps to ensure a pest-free kitchen.