The holiday season is a time for cheer and the last thing you should have to worry about are unwanted pests in your Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan home or business. While you may not think about pest and rodent control programs being a great holiday gift for yourself and others, it really can make a difference for your home or business over the holidays and beyond. We are going to review how pest control can make your holidays merrier and ways you can prevent unwanted critters from joining in your celebrations.
How Pest Control can Make Your Holidays Merrier
As we mentioned, the best way to prevent pests and rodents this holiday season is to invest in a pest control program that is right for your NW Ohio or SE Michigan home or business. There are different types of pest control programs and the key is to finding the one that is best for you.
While pest control programs can help to eliminate any problems you may face with pests and rodents, there are also a few other things you can do to ensure you keep these unwanted guests away over the holidays. Let’s review.
- Keep Your Kitchen Clean – As we have reviewed before, the key to keeping pests and rodents away is to not make food easily accessible to them. This is especially true over the holidays when many people are cooking and baking more. Make sure you clean up immediately after preparing foods and tightly seal all ingredients and leftovers. If you have holiday cookies, ensure they are in a container and not left out to welcome critters to the yummy treats. Even the smallest piece of food can attract pests and rodents.
- Store Firewood Away from Your Home or Business – Keeping pests out of your firewood is step one to keeping them out of your home or business. Pests tend to love to hide in wood piles, and keeping it close to a building is an open invitation for pests to enter. Wood-boring pests can tunnel through the wood and into the structure. It is recommended that firewood is stored at least three to five feet from any structures. When you bring firewood indoors, check for pests and burn the wood right away.
- Beware of Bed Bugs – While you may be aware that bed bugs are a problem over the holidays, if you don’t take proper precautions, you could end up with a bed bug infestation. If you are traveling, you should keep your eyes peeled for signs of bed bugs. If you are going to have guests visiting, you should ensure that you eliminate as many places and ways as possible for them to bring bed bugs into your Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan home or business. Provide places for them to put their purses, luggage, etc. to avoid them from placing such items on a bed and other furniture and vacuum and clean linens immediately upon their departure.
- Check Your Greenery Before Bringing it Indoors – Over the holidays many people tend to introduce nature into the indoors of their home or business. This can welcome pests and rodents inside as well. Check wreaths, trees, and any other greenery you bring inside for insects, nests, eggs, or other hidden tenants. Pest and rodents can hide in the smallest cracks and crevices, so be thorough to ensure you don’t bring them inside.
The best way to prevent unwanted pests and rodents is with a pest control program. Over the holidays people tend to let their guard down when it comes to these unwanted visitors and that opens the door for them to move in and take up residence in your home or business. Pest control can make your holidays merrier.
At Delving Pest Control, we offer pest control programs in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. We have one-time treatment or ongoing treatment options.
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