Deal With Your Pest Control Now Before the Holidays

The holidays are coming and they’ll be here before you know it. If you’ve been meaning to get an exterminator into your home to diagnose your pest control issues, now is the time to get that taken care of. Our green pest control will not leave any telltale residues for your holiday guests to detect. If you’re planning on having out of town guests for the holidays you don’t want them sharing beds with pests of any type.

Once the leaves start to fall and Halloween comes and goes, everyone goes into holiday mode. The cooler temperatures tend to drive many different insects and critters into homes in search of a warm and comfortable place to spend the off-season months. No matter what they are and how they arrive, it’s imperative to get them dealt with before the holidays.

It won’t be long before you find yourself up to your elbows in seasonal preparations like decorating (inside and out!), shopping, baking, wrapping presents and neighborhood gift swaps. You want this time of year to be a celebration, not a battle with ongoing pest control issues.

Here are some suggestions to make your home less of a temptation for pests of any type.

    • Keep pantry foods in tightly sealed containers of plastic or glass, not paper.
    • Baking items that you will be keeping for an extended period of time are best kept in the refrigerator or freezer. This includes sugar, flour and spices.
    • Do not mix new product with old. Use up all the old flour and sugar and wash the containers well before pouring fresh product in.
    • Wipe countertops, cupboards and other kitchen surfaces often, including under appliances that sit out.
    • Check expiration dates and toss out anything past it’s sell by date.

Taking the above precautions should keep your pantry pests to a minimum and discourage new pests from moving in.

This is the time of year when you’re pulling out boxes that were stored after the holidays last year. During the past year it’s possible that rodents or other critters have set up housekeeping in your boxes. Be careful as you unpack to what you may uncover in the boxes. To avoid any nasty and unexpected surprises it’s best if you opened your boxes outdoors. When this holiday is over, repack all of your decorations into plastic storage bins.