During the holidays, most people love to watch the Grinch who stole Christmas. Although that’s only a work of fiction, there are many things that can prevent you from having a happy holiday. Rodents, pests, as well as bugs that live in your Christmas tree, are a few of the pests that can ruin this festive season. Here are a few things you need to know including some simple pest control tips.
Rats and Mice
It is getting colder and that means rats will start to look for a warmer place they can call their new home. It also means that they could end up in your home during the holidays. Rats and mice can get inside your home through the smallest crack in your wall. Once they get in, they will immediately start wreaking havoc in your house. They may even attempt to get into the presents under your tree. Since they love to gnaw on bright and shiny things, they may even munch on your Christmas lights.
Just like mice and rats, cockroaches likewise prefer a warm place where they could stay for the winter season and homes are always on top of their list because they have everything they need.
Christmas Tree Bug
Nothing beats the festive feeling you get whenever you bring a live Christmas tree inside your home instead of artificial ones. They do not only look great but also smell wonderful. However, if you bring a live Christmas tree, you are also inviting hundreds of little pests like bark beetles, Aphids, Mites, and spiders, which could already be living in the tree inside your house.
Apart from your guests, you will get or make lots of delicious cookies, desserts, and treats during the holiday season. To help make sure that these pests do not ruin your holiday here are three tips you need to know.
Inspect packages – never let bugs get into your house in the first place. There are several bugs that might be inside paper packaging, boxes, as well as plastic bins. Before you let any of these things inside your house, check them thoroughly. Check the glued sides, the corners, and then shake out any plastic or paper used to keep breakable items safe.
Seal Crevices and Cracks – prevent pests from getting access inside your house by blocking all possible entrance points. In case you have cracks in the walls, the gaps in the windows or doors or settling close to fireplaces.
Proper Food Storage – pests consider loosely closed packages like a drive-thru to your favorite fast food. They do not even need to make sure they get their required nourishment. Be sure to use airtight containers for sugar, cereal, spices, crackers, and etc. Doing this will make it difficult for pests to reach your food. Additionally, by getting rid of things from their typical cardboard boxes, you are lessening another food source.
Pest Control – if the pest infestation has become worse and you can no longer handle it, it is best to hire a Myrtle Beach pest control expert.
Call AAA Pest Control if you need help in making sure that your home is pest free not only during the holidays but all throughout the year.
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