Christmas dinner is the jewel in the crown for feasts and if you let them, unwanted pests will start to appear in your home. There is always a lot of food at Christmas time and of course, there are plenty of leftovers to go around. Pest problems around the holiday season cause you stress when you should be full of good cheer. Let’s unbug Christmas for you this year with these prevention tips!
Store Food in Containers
Store your prepped and unprepped food in tightly sealed containers. Fact: a family of rodents can live off a crumb a day while ants and cockroaches can survive for about a week.
Keep Your Fruit in the Fridge
Take your fruit out of the fridge when you are ready to eat it and put the peel or core in a bag “before” you throw it in the garbage. If you’re dealing with fruit flies, here’s how to get rid of them.
Seal your leftovers up tight and store them out of reach of rodents and other pests, like in the fridge or plastic containers. Learn more about pantry bugs and how to keep them away from your food.
Take the Garbage Out
Keep your garbage sealed at all times and make sure you take it out. Fact: rodents and insects can find a way into your garbage.
- Clean spills up, immediately.
- Don’t leave stacks of dishes near the sink. Put them in soapy water.
- Deep clean around and under the fridge and stove. These are notorious collection areas for rotting grime and sticky spills.
- Vacuum crumbs off the rug on a regular basis.
- Leave pet food out only during meal time.
Make pest-checking your home a New Year’s resolution to maintain a pest-free environment year-round.
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