How To Enjoy Your Holiday Without Pests
December 18, 2017
There are usually lots of preparations to be done in anticipation of a holiday season. Now that the holiday season is fast approaching, many homes and families across the country are already busy getting their homes decorated, wrapping presents, and stringing festive lights to get themselves prepared and get in the spirit.
This is usually a time of the year when pests can easily invade properties without anyone knowing. With all the holiday cooking and foot traffic occurring within and around homes, opportunities can be created for pests such as rats, mice, ants, ticks, spiders, and pantry pests to be inadvertently brought indoors. Though the festive season is expected to be a time of joy, happiness, and celebrations, these alone can make the holidays depressing and stressful event for anyone.
As you prepare for a happy holiday season, here are some simple pest control techniques which can help to prevent pests from invading the home.
Seal Every Crevice & Hole In Walls
Rats and mice are often fond of seeking shelter indoors during colder weather. One of the most desirable nesting locations in the home is the attic. The best way to prevent these rodents from penetrating into the home is by sealing crevices or holes on the exterior of the home. This will help to serve as a shield keeping them (pests) off your property.
Ensure Regular Cleaning
It is expedient to regularly clean your kitchen appliances, floors, counters, cupboards, kitchen, and pantry. Special attention should be paid on areas with grease buildup particularly within and around appliances. To avoid any chance of attracting pests that live in homes like the house mouse, the German cockroach, and the saw-toothed grain beetle, ensure to throw out any food waste and take out the trash regularly. Clear dirty dishes in time and don’t leave them in the sink for an extended period of time. Pests will have no choice but to look elsewhere when they are not being able to access a food source.
Carefully Examine Gifts & Food Products
The holiday season is always a time of the year when fast sales are always experienced. This is also a time of the year when pests travel far from where products are being manufactured, packaged and sent for delivery to their final destination. Unfortunately, your home can be a possible point of arrival for these pests. To avoid pest invasion in your home, ensure you carefully examine every product purchased from the retailer or grocery store.
Some common food products that can attract pest infestations in the home include macaroni, cereal, corn meal, dry dog food, powdered milk, and flour. Always remember that these pests can conveniently nest inside the packaging. So, you must avoid buying products with damaged packaging. Learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control solutions.
Alliance Pest Services wishes you and your family happy holidays!