We have all been there. When an army of uninvited guests enter the kitchen, causing nothing but the chaos and annoyance, for yourself and everybody around you. Keep the kitchen clean by keeping the pests out of the kitchen. Otherwise, it will turn into an absolute nightmare! So, below are the tips and keep your kitchen sparkling clean!
Ants: Ants are pesky little insects that just get in everywhere. The moment you see ants scurrying around the kitchen, sprinkle the coffee grounds on all the entry points and window from where ants can get through. This will stop them from entering the kitchen in the first place.
Another fast remedy is lemongrass and vinegar oil. Wipe the cabinets with a vinegar damp sponge and 6 drops of oil. Then, place the 4-5 drops of oil on the windowsills, small corners and doorway cracks from ants can enter.
Small pests: For all other small pests, eucalyptus oil has a sweet, apparent smell that wards off many pests. One can either wipe the kitchen counters or dilute it in water and spritz it all over the place. This way, the oil evaporates and keeps the pets away from the kitchen. Several drops of eucalyptus oil can be placed in areas that collect moisture to avoid the pesky critters from entering.
Cockroaches: With the cockroaches, mix the washing soda and sugar in the dark areas where the cockroaches like to hide. Moreover, this works to keep them away, and if the pest problem even continues, then it is better to consult an exterminator.
Spiders: One can get rid of the spiders by making a natural spray or soapy water and lemon or orange oil. Once the spray is made, spritz it in your kitchen to keep the spiders away. Put the lemon juice around the cracks and corners to keep spiders from scurrying in.
Moreover, to avoid the pests from entering the kitchen at all, keep the kitchen space as clean as possible. Have a regular cleaning schedule for the kitchen space. Pests avoid the places that are clean, therefore keep the space as clean as possible.