How to Prevent Animals & Insects from Nesting in Grills
InspectIf you see insects or birds flying in and out of your grill, you probably have an infestation. Likewise cobwebs are another telltale sign. Even the tiniest spider can prevent your grill from heating properly.
UncoverBugs love the control knobs, venturi tubes and inside the coupling nut of the regulator. Look underneath all grates and drip pans as well. Pull out everything and look before you store or start your grill up.
Scrape Away FoodOld food and debris can attract insects and rodents. Scrape and clean your grill grates with a grill brush to remove anything that can be a meal for a critter.
Fire it UpClose the cover and let the grill heat for ten minutes. This will kill anything alive inside the grill and burn off excess grease that lures bugs.
Clean and StoreBefore you store your grill for the winter, clean the venturi and burner pipes and then wrap them with plastic, so insects can’t get in.
Cover Your GrillGrill covers offer the advantage of keeping the elements AND critters out of your grill. Those that have drawstrings at the bottom are your best bet.
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