Thanksgiving is a great occasion for a classic old fashioned family dinner. You want each and every element to be perfect. What you definitely don't want to deal with is the presence of pests. If you've had problems with pests in Thanksgivings past, this is the year to make the final break.
Here is a handy selection of tips that will help you banish pests from your holiday table:
Make Sure Never to Leave Food Uncovered
The first step you should take is to make sure that food is never left lying around uncovered. You don't want to give pests, insects, or mice any excuse to help themselves to your food while your back is turned.
Use plastic wrap to keep your food covered while it is cooling off on the table. And once you have finished with it, make sure to cover it up and put it away in the fridge. If you are serving food in plastic or glassware, make sure to keep the lids on at all times.
Never Let Trash Pile Up
Another important thing to keep in mind at all times is that you need to keep tabs on your trash. Make sure that your trash is safely bagged and taken out so that it won't pile up and attract flies and other pests.
Once the can fills up, take the bag out to your container. Make sure to keep the lid securely fastened on your bin so that raccoons and other outside animals won't be able to get into it.
Never Neglect to Take Care of Your Lawn
Were you aware that most pest infestations actually begin outside your home? Make sure that you keep a careful eye on the state of your lawn so that it won't become an unintentional breeding ground for unwanted pests. Keeping your lawn neatly mowed and trimmed will remove the incentive for these pests to grow.
Make Sure to Store Your Food Neatly and Securely
One of the very best things you can do to ensure proper Lakeland FL pest control is to store your food in a neat and secure manner. After you finished eating, it's a good idea to store all of your leftover food items in their own container. Put a label with the name and date on it so you know what's what and how long you expect it to last.
Make sure to secure the lid properly on each and every container. This is especially important if you are putting leftover items in the cupboard. This is one of the areas where pests are most likely to come upon and make a feast of leftover food. Keeping a tight plastic lid on these items will keep pests from contaminating them.
Clean Up Your Kitchen Area as Soon as You Are Done
One of the very best things you can do to keep your kitchen area free from pests is to clean it up as soon as the meal has ended. You can cut down your clean up time by throwing away used up items as you are cooking.
For example, if the trash fills up with thrown away boxes, make sure to take it out there and then. The more you clean up the area as you work, the less you will need to do after the meal has ended. More importantly, the area will be clean and tidy, with nothing left over for a host of unwanted household pests to feed on.
Contact Us for Pest Control
When it comes to expert pest control here in Central Florida, no one handles the situation quite like us. We can send a friendly and knowledgeable service team to your home in order to put a stop to infestations. Our rates are extremely affordable and guaranteed not to put a dent in your holiday budget.
Whether the occasion is Thanksgiving or any other day of the year, we can give you the ultimate relief from crawlies, critters, and other pests. Get in touch with us today to learn more about what we can do to make your holiday the best one yet.
In 1999, I decided to start my own pest control business so I could have more flexibility in order to be involved in my sons' sporting activities (and to be able to fish when I wanted to). Twenty years later, I'm proud to have my sons working with me helping grow the company!