It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Family and friends unite. The Macy’s Day Parade. Fireplaces blaze. Decorative lights. Turkey and eggnog. A time for giving thanks and sharing our homes with loved ones. The holidays bring us together is the most special way, and our homes become the center of entertainment and gathering. The last thing you want to deal with during the holiday season is a winter pest infestation! Pests are looking for three things: food, water, and shelter— all of which can often be found in and around your home. If pests find these, they just might move in and stay through the whole holiday season. In addition, seasonal changes affect pests’ behaviors. Regular inspections and targeted treatment services are important for homeowners to achieve a pest-free home and peace of mind this holiday season. Check out these holiday pest control tips to prevent unexpected guests from disrupting your holiday season.
Follow these 3 easy tips to help ensure a bug-free holiday season:
#1- Watch What You Bring In
During the holiday seasons, millions of homeowners and business owners decorate their homes and commercial spaces. Christmas trees, garland, decorative lights, firewood, and more are all brought in from the outside and can bring along a lot of pesky insects with them. Ants, spiders, ticks, and termites are very good at hiding deep in the branches of trees and garland. Firewood is a perfect place for insects to lay eggs which when brought indoors, can hatch in your home. How to do this: Make sure to properly inspect your decorative items before they enter your home. Shake out trees and garland, plus be sure inspect firewood for eggs and channels of insects.
#2- Bugs Love Cardboard
Chances are your attic or basement is home to cardboard boxes full of ornaments, lights, candles, and other festive trinkets to adorn your home with. These boxes sit, untouched for months and months each year, and can become home for many insects. Silverfish, termites, spiders, cockroaches, and many rodents will make a home of your cardboard boxes. How to do this: Inspect your holiday boxes and the items inside on an outside surface before bringing them into your living spaces.
#3- Keep Your Kitchen Clean After a Holiday Meal
Mm.. Holiday cooking is one of the best parts of the holiday season! That being said, cooking a smorgasbord of holiday meals usually means a heavy-duty clean up. Things can get messy! However, unfortunately your kitchen is also a wonderful place for insects to feast in. Holidays mean cooking, and cooking leaves a mess. Keeping your kitchen clean is of upmost importance to keep a pest-free home this holiday season. How to do this: Do a 15-minute nightly clean-up in the kitchen and always clean up after cooking. Make sure dirty dishes are cleaned and put into the dishwasher after meals. Sweep up crumbs and dirt left on the floor after cooking. Change out your kitchen’s trash can frequently to prevent building up and attracting bugs.
Get a Free Inspection for Holiday Pests with Any Pest
Following these simple tips will help get your home ready for a bug-free holiday season. But nothing rids bugs quicker and more reliably than a professional pest control service. Any Pest, Inc. has been providing superior pest control service to the metro-Atlanta area and beyond, since opening our doors in 1989. Our main office is located in Kennesaw, Georgia. Our mission is always to provide every client with quality pest control services while displaying our dedication to ethics, excellence, and customer care. At Any Pest, Inc we adhere to the highest standards and stay up-to-date on the latest industry technology and information. We offer free consultations, prompt service and customize all plans to meet your specific needs. For a more environmentally-friendly approach, inquire about our botanical and Eco-friendly pest control products. We have affordable pest control plans for the protection of your home and family and offer referral discounts for customers with existing or recurring service agreements – call us at (678) 888-0035 or contact us online to schedule your free pest inspection with Any Pest.