If you need to keep your home free and clear of pests during the holiday season, we can help. Here is a handy list of the most effective pest control tips that are guaranteed to keep your home safe from unwanted guests.
Be Careful About What You Choose to Bring Inside
The first thing you need to do is be extra careful about the items that you choose to bring inside during the holiday season. The Christmas tree, garland, and firewood that you bring in to decorate your home should be carefully checked to make sure that no pests are hiding inside of them.
Pests like spiders, ants, termites, and ticks can hide their eggs in the branches of trees and also deep within garland. It's a good idea to spray them thoroughly with insecticide and give them a good shaking to dislodge hidden before you bring them into your home.
Make Sure to Check All of Your Cardboard Boxes for Pests
Every year, you store up plenty of cardboard to use as gift boxes, decorative items, and places to store Christmas lights, tree ornaments, and other holiday knickknacks. Make sure that they don't just sit around in your closet space for years on end without being properly checked.
Remember that unattended cardboard boxes are the perfect place for pests to breed. Try to remember to look into them a few times per year so that they don't become a home for pests that are ready to infest your home. Take them outside and give them a good looking over. If they look infested, burn them or throw them away.
Clean Up Your Gift Wrappers and Boxes Right Away
After the Christmas gift giving ritual has ended, you may feel some temptation to simply relax and enjoy the warmth and togetherness of the season. That's all well and good but you need to think about cleanliness as well.
As soon as you have finished unwrapping and handing out all of the gifts, make sure to clean up the area. Gather up all of the empty gift boxes, ribbons, wrapping paper, and excess tape and throw it all away. This will reduce the chances of insects and mice finding a convenient hiding or resting place while your attention is elsewhere.
Remember to Clean Up After the Holiday Meal
After the holiday meal has ended, make sure you clean everything up. The last thing you want to do is leave excess food lying around for pests to make a holiday feast of their own. Put all of the food into storage containers, label everything so you know what's what, and then fasten a secure lid on each one.
As soon as all of the food has been put away, clean up the table and put all of the dishes into the dishwasher. The sooner you get rid of excess food, the sooner you can be sure that nothing is left behind to tempt pests out into the open with. You'll also decrease the amount of cleanup work that you will need to do later on.
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