It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes joy, family, friends, and the obligatory holiday party or two. Unfortunately for us, our not-so-friendly neighborhood pests are ready to get in the spirit too. To help you prevent these unwanted houseguests from crashing your party and spoiling your fun, Insectek has put together some tips on how to keep pests away during the holidays.

Inspect Your Plants

You just spent hours picking out the perfect Christmas tree and you’re ready to start setting it up. Before bringing it inside, make sure to inspect it for any kinds of bugs or pests that may be hiding away! Before bringing any trees, wreaths, garlands, or any other kind of plant into your home, make sure to carefully check and clean it to prevent insects from sneaking through your door.

Check Your Decorations

You’ve checked your tree and given it the all clear to be set up inside. Now you’re getting ready to decorate! That box of decorations that has been stowed away in the basement since last year might have started housing some smaller pests. Take the box outside and inspect it for scratches, gnaw marks, and rodent droppings while unpacking it. If you see any signs of pests, clean off all decorations with a disinfectant wipes.

Seal Off Entry Points

Baby, it’s cold outside – and not just for you! Many pests will try to seek refuge in your heated home. To prevent them from trespassing, make sure to properly seal off any potential entry points, such as gaps around the doors, pipes, and other cracks or crevices that pests may use as a doorway.

Minimize Food Sources

Holidays and food go hand in hand, and all that extra food can be inviting to the pests who are looking to crash your holiday party. To keep their temptation to a minimum, take proper care to make sure you clean up any crumbs or spillages as soon as you notice them. You should also never leave food out or uncovered unless it is currently being used. Make sure you store away any leftover food in sealed containers and place them in the refrigerator if you can.

Schedule Regular Inspections by Pest Control Experts

Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, you are never immune to pests. Regular inspections by an expert pest control team are the best way to ensure that your home remains pest-free. Luckily, Insectek is here for you! Our Insectek 365 Pest Prevention Program not only rids current home-invaders from your house, but also prevents them from returning! Whether you’re dealing with rodents, scorpions, spiders, cockroaches, mosquitoes, ants, ticks, or crickets, or any other unwanted house guests, Insectek has got you covered. Contact us today to have a pest-free holiday season.

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