AVOID A PEST INFESTATION WITH PEST-FREE DECORATING TIPS
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, one of the last things on your mind might be making sure that you are not accidentally bringing pests inside when decorating. However, pest infestation is common this time of year and homeowners should be aware of the importance of keeping pest proofing in mind while decking the halls.
You may not be aware that holiday décor can be the source of an unwanted pest infestation, but the reality is that boxes of stored ornaments and live greenery make excellent nests for pests. One of the most common issues we see around the holidays is freshly cut evergreen trees that are infested with insects and spiders, which can certainly dampen holiday spirits.
Follow the following tips to avoid a holiday pest infestation:
- Inspect live wreaths, freshly cut trees and other greenery thoroughly for spiders, insect nests or eggs before bringing them into your home.
- Unpack boxes of decorations outside to ensure any rodents or insects that may have made a nest inside don’t escape into your home.
- Examine string lights for gnaw marks, a common sign of a rodent infestation.
- Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home on an elevated surface—this keeps pests from crawling into woodpiles and hitchhiking indoors when you bring the wood into the home to start a fire.
Of course, if any hitchhiking pests do find a way into your home, contact us at 520-393-3352 or click HERE. We can help!Tags: Benson, bugs, exterminate, exterminator, Green Valley, infestation, insects, Marana, pest control, pests, Sahuarita, Sierra Vista, termites, Tucson