The kitchen is home to many pests and they damage our stored food items. Many pests cause illness and other health issues by sitting on your food and spread infection and unwanted smell in the kitchen. It is very important to Control pests for the good health of your family and to stay safe.

5 most common pests found in a kitchen are:


Cockroaches are the most common pests which you can find in Kitchen and also in apartments, restaurants, and also in furniture. In the kitchen, cockroaches get attracted to food debris, moisture, warmth, and heat. Due to their small size, they can hide in sinks, drawers, and cracks. They are also responsible for transmitting diseases. The species of cockroaches are the German cockroach, American cockroach, and Oriental Cockroach.

So to get rid of cockroaches it’s important to clean your kitchen every day because they can spread bacteria in your kitchen by moving from one place to another. Immediately remove waste food from your kitchen. Always keep your food in a good container that doesn’t allow cockroaches to come inside.


There are several types of flies like house flies, fruit flies, and drain flies. These flies came due to poor sanitation and food odors and can transfer disease by feeding on the trash and decaying material. Flies also create irritating noise. The most common diseases spread by flies are salmonella, parasitic worms, and campylobacter.

Use electric fly killers in your home to prevent the entry of flies into the kitchen. Another method is to use the fly box. You can also use insecticides that are safe for your kitchen. Flies can spread bacteria and germs so make sure you clean all surfaces to control the risk of infection. Shut doors when not in use.


Ants are mostly found near the water sources around water pipes, sinks, and leakage seals in your kitchen. They have six legs and Antennae on their head. They make the kitchen an ideal gathering spot. There are three species of ants: red, brown, or black and mostly the ants are attracted to sweets. So never keep the food, especially sweets, open in your kitchen. Always keep it in a container.

Destroy the nests of ants in your furniture. Check all the water sources in your home and repair them if you find any damage. Seal entry points from where ants enter. Maintain a clean environment.

Rats and Mice:

Rats and Mice love to stay in the kitchen as the kitchen provides the most essential shelter to survive: food, water, and shelter. They enter the kitchen through holes, cracks and gaps, and windows. It’s important to take the necessary precautions against them to protect yourself. They cause diseases such as Leptospirosis, Toxoplasmosis, and rat-bite-fever.

It’s important to treat Common pests which you can find in Kitchen and to treat them to block all the holes for pest control. Cleanliness is also very important. Set traps and baits to catch them. Take all the safety measures to prevent their entry. They also make irritating noises like squeaks, scurrying sounds. Their sizes and shapes also vary.

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