5 Tips For A Pest-Free Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate all the things you are thankful for, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy a wonderful meal together. This is not the time to find pests in your home. Some common pests people deal with around this time of year are ants, cockroaches, mice, and even bed bugs. Most pests are looking for a warm place to hide out during the winter months. They want to find a warm place with easy access to food and water. Once they have found easy access to a home with food and water, they will invite the rest of their colony or begin to reproduce within your home. Before you know it, you will have a full-on pest infestation. This would not be ideal for your holiday celebration. Keeping your home pest-free is essential to keep you and your family happy year-round.

Here are five quick tips to prevent pests from entering your home:

  1. Seal House: Sealing up the exterior of your home is essential to keeping pests out. Seal up any cracks or holes you find on the exterior of your home. This could be around vents, piping, windows, or doors. This will help keep pests from gaining easy access to your home.
  2. Seal Food: Keeping your food sealed helps keep pests out. Seal up all food, even pet food. This will help prevent pests from getting into your food for an easy meal.
  3. Clean: Keeping your home clean helps keep pests away. Having a clean home prevents pests from having a place to hide. Immediately wipe up any spilled food or drinks to aid in keeping pests away.
  4. Landscaping: Trimming your shrubs, bushes, and trees away from your home helps keep pests away. Having branches near your home gives pests a way to gain easy access.
  5. Venting: Keeping basements and attics properly vented helps to keep pests away. Moisture attracts pests to your home. Keeping moisture away is good for your home and helps prevent infestations.

If you find that you have a pest infestation in your home, call a professional to help you eliminate these pests before the holidays. A professional pest control technician will be able to assess your current pest problem, create a plan to eradicate the pests, and prevent any future pests from entering your home.

Don’t let pests ruin your holiday fun this year. Keep your home pest-free this holiday season.