Christmas Pests: Prevention Tips for the Holidays

Christmas pests. Branch of a Christmas tree with a spider's web

Christmas is just a few short weeks away. It’s time to bring out the tree and decorations. However, nothing can put a damper on your holiday cheer faster than an invasion of uninvited guests…those pesky Christmas pests!!!

So here are a few tips to help keep your home pest free during the holiday season:

Inspect your Decorations & Tree

When you take out your decorations from storage, look to see if there is any damage to the boxes. If you see any gnaw marks it’s a good indication you have rodents living near by.

To avoid bringing pests in to your living area, why not unpacking them outdoors. Shake out all of your decorations and carefully inspect them before bringing them back in to the house. Before you bring a real or artificial tree into your living space, make sure you inspect it and shake it diligently to release Christmas bugs such as spiders or mice who think your Christmas tree is the perfect home.

The Sweet Smell of Baking

There isn’t anything as good of the smell of shortbread or mince pies baking in the oven over the holidays. Pastry pests like the smell too. So, make sure you properly clean up, including wiping up any crumbs or spills, emptying the trash regularly and not allowing baking dishes to accumulate in the sink.

Prepare for Next Year

The best preparation for next year is to make sure everything is clean before you pack them all away. Use an airtight container for your decorations and place the containers in a cool, dry area. Plastic storage bins are a good investment as you will use them year after year keeping your ornaments in pristine condition and pest free.

Contact us today if you’re experiencing problems with Christmas pests this holiday season. We are a family owned and operated business. It is our goal to provide you excellent service. You can reach us at (778) 903-7378.

More Resources:

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