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Must-know tips to keep your kitchen pest-free this Diwali.

It’s time for Diwali and you are definitely going to buy and cook a variety of sweets and savouries. Nothing irks us more than seeing ants crawling all over a batch of freshly fried jalebis or cockroaches feasting on the crumbs and pieces of sweets dropped onto the ground. Follow these effective steps to ensure a pest-free kitchen this Diwali:

1) Seal it up


Without proper fittings or sealants, pests find an easy way to enter your kitchen and start breeding. Make sure the crevices of your kitchen walls, exterior doors and pipes are sealed properly where you find gaps. 

2) Don’t leave your food in open containers


Pests can detect any food items from afar. Make sure you keep all your food items sealed in containers. You can use zip-lock pouches or containers to store your food items.

3) Get rid of leftovers immediately


Leaving food out in cardboard boxes, paper bags, or silver foils is like asking for the bugs to start making reservations at your dinner table. The moment any box of sweets is over, just throw it in the dustbin and don’t forget to clean the floor.

Keep food away from open areas and ensure that the bin is not overflowing.