Chestnuts are roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost is nipping at our nose. Pretty soon, you may even hear yuletide carols being sung by choirs in your neighborhood. It is that time of year again, which means it’s time to start thinking about holiday baking, your Christmas recipe and holiday gatherings. As you’re preparing to cook tasty holiday treats, and as you’re preparing your home for gatherings with friends and family, take a moment to consider pest control. It could keep the most wonderful time of the year from turning into the most frustrating time of the year. Here is our recipe for the perfect Christmas.
A Sprinkle Of Cockroach Control
Nothing can ruin holiday foods like cockroaches. Not only are cockroaches known to spread human pathogens, bacteria and parasitic worms, they can make your food taste terrible without even getting into them. Cockroaches communicate with pheromones. These pheromones smell bad. If you detect a smell in your kitchen that seems a little off, you could have cockroaches in your home. And that smell can leach into your foods and make them taste bad.
A Dash Of Pantry Protection
Pantry pests can easily ruin holiday cooking when they show up. If you’re not familiar with what a pantry pest is, it is a whole category of pests that lay their eggs inside stored foods. You can find them in food items such as flour, rice, cereal, dry pasta, crackers, cornstarch, powdered milk, grains, and many more. On the pantry pest list are several beetles, a few weevils and one very frustrating moth called the Indian meal moth. If these insects get into your food, you won’t get ill. But you’re likely to feel ill thinking that you may have just put bugs into your holiday dinner.
2 Cups Of Bed Bug Prevention
When people come to visit your home, they may accidentally bring bed bugs with them. This is becoming more and more common. You can protect yourself from bed bugs by doing a quick check of the area your guests slept in. Look for tiny pale or tan insects with a bright red abdomen. These are bed bug nymphs. Look for pale white eggs, shed insect skins and tiny black droppings.
If all you want is the perfect Christmas recipe for a pest-free home, be sure to give us a call at (778) 903-7378 or email us. We’ll make sure the only visitor you get over the holidays is jolly ol’ St Nick, so you can have a holly, jolly Christmas.