The kitchen can be a great source of food and water for pests. Rodents, cockroaches, ants among others will be drawn to your kitchen. If you realise you have pests, start by clearing up any crumbs and water spillages on the surfaces is a good start.
Forgotten areas such as under the toaster and behind the microwave are where you might find German cockroaches feeding or taking harbourage. Down the sides of cookers, washing machines behind the fridge is where you might also found mice activity, should all be given a good clean if you suspect pests.
Placing foods in plastic containers insure's your food is protected from mice and other pests
Cleaning your fridge can be a big job, but here are a few tips to make it a bit easier
Toss out any bad food
Start with wiping down the top shelves and work down
Vinegar and water make a great cleaner
After you wipe out the crispers, line them with paper towels for easier cleaning next time
Sweep and Mop
The very last thing you need to clean in your kitchen is the floor. Clean any food debris regularly especially whilst you have an infestation, this leaves the only food available is the bait.