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What Pests Are Common In The Kitchen?

Since Kitchens are source of food and liquid items, this place in the house or food joint is vulnerable to pest infestations. Also, because kitchen provides plenty of places to hide and also shelter and warmth, pests get attracted to kitchens. Pests are not only irritating and unwelcome guests, they can also pose health risk to the humans who live or frequent this place.

Here are the main types of pests that infest your kitchen:

Rats & Mice

The biggest irritants are Rats and Mice. They in fact establish their presence not only in the kitchen, but also in other rooms of the premises. Rats & Mice can be found in the kitchens of home, pantry and restaurants. Rats & Mice can spread many germs, pathogens and bacteria, causing many types of sickness. Even their droppings could be a source of risk, therefore if you spot rodent droppings in your premises, then immediate mesures should be taken. The fact is that evidence of one rodent is usually evidence of many rodents!


For any kitchen, the sight of cockroaches are sign of alarm. Many types of cocroaches can infest your kitchen including German, Oriental and American cockroaches. Cockroaches like any other pests, come to any kitchen for food and shelter. They can spread bacteria and disease as they move in around the kitchen. People, particularly asthma sufferers, are allergic to them. Once you are sure that your kitchen is infested with cockroaches, you should take quick action to eliminate them.


Ants invade not only your kitchen but can also build their colonies in other places in your home. However, the kitchen can be a challenging place to get rid of ants since there are so many sources of food. Ants are able to reach the kitchen through tiny cracks and openings. Since ants are tiny in size, they can be a tricky pest to control.


There are different types of flies, but all of them could be annoying and unhealthy. Flies carry pathogens, germs and bacterias and infect the food or surfaces they touch. They can spread salmonella that causes food poisoning. To prevent flies enter your premises, do not leave eatables and liquids lying around. Also, spills should be cleaned up and any rubbish removed promptly. Maintaining basic hygien can keep flies away. Keep kitchen clean at all times and also make sure that all surfaces are cleaned if flies come into contact with them.

If your kitchen is infested with any or all of the above (or any other) pests and your own DIY methods have failed, then you must take services of a professional pest control company. Essen Pest Control technicians are trained to help manage any of the the kitchen and similar pests. Essen Pest Control can provide the appropriate solutions to keep kitchen pests out of your home or business. Call us at 613 804 7378 now!

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