Wipe down surfaces to remove odours and any food crumbs.
Rinse any food containers and sauce jars before putting them in the recycling bin – the less residue the better.
Transfer any dry food to sealed containers. Insects and rodents can make light work of chewing through plastic, paper and cardboard packaging.
Sweep regularly to remove any food particles, even the tiniest of crumbs can attract pests.
Use bins with lids and take out any rubbish as soon as it’s needed. Allowing rubbish to sit in the kitchen is like an open dinner invitation for pests.
Check for entryways in hidden places such as by the pipes under the sink or behind appliances. If you find any, fill them!