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Keeping Year-End Festivities Pest-Free
As the temperatures start to drop, pests are also looking for warmer and cozier environments, which might mean heading indoors. At Ecola Termite and Pest Control, we know the holidays can be quite stressful for homeowners, and managing pest issues can only add to that stress. Avoid having to deal with unwanted guests – pests – by being proactive and taking a few simple steps to deter them from entering your home.
Understanding General Pest Behavior
Pests seek things that are necessary for their survival, including food, water, and shelter. During the winter, as temperatures drop, pests seek out warmth and shelter to survive. Common winter pests such as rodents, spiders, and cockroaches can easily enter your home through tiny crevices and cracks. Keep in mind that pests can carry diseases and cause damage to your home, so it’s important to be vigilant in preventing their infestations.
Preventing Pest Infestations
Prevention is key when it comes to keeping your home pest-free during the holidays. Some tips to keep pests at bay include:
- Sealing or caulking any cracks and gaps in doors, windows, and walls to avoid entry points for pests.
- Keeping your living spaces clean and decluttered, minimizes potential hiding places and food sources for pests.
- Properly disposing of trash, and not leaving any trash bags out in the open invites unwanted guests.
- Properly storing food in sealed containers as opposed to leaving them in the open which will attract pests.
If despite efforts, there are still pests lurking in your house, it is recommended you immediately contact a professional pest control company like Ecola Termite and Pest Control to deal with the issue using their eco-friendly methods, to ensure a pest-free home.
Ecola understands the importance of keeping your home pest-free, especially during the holidays. We offer free assessments which allow you to know exactly what pest control measures are necessary to keep your space pest-free. We provide reliable and effective pest control services, customized to your specific needs.
By understanding common pest behavior and being proactive in preventing pest infestations, homeowners can ensure a pest-free environment during the holiday festivities. And if you notice any signs of a pest infestation, don’t hesitate to contact Ecola Termite & Pest Control today at 800-471-BUGS (2847), where free estimates are cheerfully quoted over the phone!