Everyone likes to enjoy the delicious foods and different dishes with attractive flavors for their breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On function days, or if any guests visit home then the extra aromas are added to make the food royal and more delicious. The attractive food also invites non-invited guests including rats, mice, ants, and rodents. Check out what are the five attractive foods that attracts pests to invade your living place.
What Food attracts pests?
1. Rich Proteins
Food packed with rich proteins source is a favorite food for the pests like mice and rats. The food contains the natural source of proteins like almonds, whole egg, cheese, yogurt and all kinds of animal meats are attractive foods for pests like ants, mice, rats, and other rodents. Even they get attracted to the processed dairy and meat products.
Food flavored with cheeses and toppings with crunchy nuts has also attracted these invaders within a second. Peanut butter also another rich protein food that attracts pests like mice and rats easily.
2. Foods contain carbohydrates
Next to the proteins, pests get attracts to foods contains carbohydrates like grains, bread, and cereal. They will seek out the baked food like cakes, bread, and cookies to satisfy their hunger. Ants attracted towards sweet, flavored foods and rodents like rats and mice get attracts to the crunchy and baked foods. Other than baked foods, the rodents also get attracts to all types of seeds like sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
You can notice the mites and small bugs on the stored rice flour or other flours in your kitchen.
3. Fruits and Vegetables
Pest will arrive if you have ripped fruits and vegetables in your place. The strong smell from the ripped fruits attracts the rodents towards your living place. You can see mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and rodents near your fruit basket and garbage tin for the ripped fruits and vegetables.
4. Pet Foods
Pet foods are also containing proteins and carbohydrates in a balanced manner. The natural smell of a pet’s food triggers the pest interest to invade your place. Pet food is good for all animals, so once the rodents get a chance to taste the pet foods then they will become regular visitors.
5. Snacks and Beverages
Pest also loves the smell of snacks flavored with sweet and salt like chips, cookies, candy, and dried nuts. Next to the foods, it has also got attracts towards the juice spills.
Here are the control measures that help to avoid the pest in your home and food processing place.
1. Always place all your food items in a tightly closed container.
2. Don’t keep any out-dated food products or dairy products in your home
3. Don’t throw the meats or other foods in your garbage without proper covering
4. Dispose of the garbage wastes in a daily routine
5. Don’t Keep fruits and vegetables in an open place
6. Clean the juice spills immediately
7. Don’t let the pet’s food open for a long time