Don't Let Pests Ruin the Joy of Decking Your Lexington Halls
December 12, 2019
It's the time of year again when people get excited to get holiday decorations out of storage. The holiday spirit is in the air and many are looking forward to cold winter days. Unfortunately, many pests, such as mice, rats, and spiders want to make the box holding your decorations into their homes. Fortunately for you, we know how to deal with this problem.
Pests Favorite Place
Pests are incredibly good at hiding. Nests are commonly tucked away in attics, basements, sheds, or crawl spaces, typically where decorations are stored. These areas have just the right conditions that pests need to make their homes. They are secluded and often undisturbed. They are easily accessible to the outside through your roof or underground, pipe openings, and cracks. Usually, they can maneuver in and out of your home to get to food, or through your walls and inside cabinets to get to your kitchen for food.
How to Avoid Harm and Keep Pests Away
Approach stored decoration boxes carefully, open carefully, and shake out carefully. You don't want to stick your hand in a box full of tissues and ornaments and have a nesting rat bite you. As resources outside become scarcer, pests will come into your house seeking food and shelter. While rodents prefer seeds, nuts, and other natural food sources, they will eat just about anything. If there is no source of food, they may move into your holiday décor, taking shelter in the warmth with easy access to your kitchen.
Where Do They Get in and How to Prevent Them
The best way to keep rodents out of your home is to make it as unappealing as possible. Clean up all spills and crumbs from counters, cabinets, and pantries right away. Make sure to not let your trash pile up. Outdoors, keep your trash away from your home in closed trash bins. Cover all holes, cracks, and crevices around the house. Seal any containers holding decorations and make sure they are stored in a safe space. Plastic storage bins with tight-fitting lids are a better option than cardboard boxes as they keep rodents and insects out.
Call the Professionals
The best way to handle a winter pest problem is to call experts who know what they're doing. At Action Pest Control, our highly trained professionals are trained to know how to deal with rodent and insect infestations. We will eliminate your pest problem and monitor to ensure that your Lexington home is free from winter-time pests so you can enjoy the holidays in peace.
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