A backyard grill may be a fun way to cook up dinner during the summer months, but it can also be a tempting home for wildlife and insects. To prevent an infestation in your grill, do a few simple things as routine maintenance. Be sure to scrub clean the grill grates so no lingering burned food pieces attract critters. Close and cover the grill and let it heat up for about 10 minutes; this will burn away anything inside. Finally, use a grill cover with a drawstring on the bottom to create a barrier that will help keep small wild animals out.
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