Storing Food Properly to Prevent Bugs in the Kitchen


The holidays are a great time of year for attending parties and hosting family gatherings. As an added benefit, we get to eat leftovers! Turkey, gingerbread, pecan pie are all great treats to enjoy again tomorrow but proper storage is required to keep them safe and fresh. Improperly stored items will go bad quickly and may cause bugs in the kitchen.That’s why we wanted to share our best tips for storing food and preventing kitchen bugs.

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Use Resealable Containers

Storing food properly is important for your leftovers and for the food you buy in bulk prior to the party. Tiny kitchen bugs can get into almost any packaging that is not sealed or air-tight. Prevent pests from getting into your foods by placing open items in a resealable container. Try using clear containers. It makes it easy to identify the food inside!

Store Foods In The Refrigerator

Place pantry staples like flour, powdered sugar and cornmeal in the refrigerator in airtight containers to keep bugs out. You can also store coffee and nuts in the freezer.

Storage and Serving

Pests are always on the lookout for a quick meal! Do not leave foods sitting out in various locations throughout your home during a party or dinner. Keep foods limited to a specific area, like the kitchen or dining room. This will help prevent crumbs from being scattered and deter a party for pests. A great suggestion is to serve your food in decorative storage containers. This will limit spillage of foods from other containers and, as an added bonus, reduce your cleanup time.

If you want to prevent bugs in the house or find bugs in the kitchen, don’t panic. Give HomeTeam Pest Defense a call at 855-855-4873 and let HomeTeam save the day. You can also enjoy other great tips and holiday cheer on our social media sites. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube today!

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