How to Keep Pests Away During the Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time filled with delicious foods, drinks, and stunning décor. However, with all of the excitement, it may lead to the inevitable crumbs and other messes around your home. The last thing you’ll want to experience during the holiday season is finding bugs, rodents, and other unwanted pests ruining your holiday spirit.

To help avoid finding an unwanted pest in your home, make sure you’re following these tips:Pests in the kitchen

Clean and Prepare Your Kitchen

During the holidays, you typically buy or receive a few extra treats. Before you frantically search for a place to store these extra goodies, try clearing out your refrigerator and pantry. Spending the time to clear out these spaces will help you remove any spoiled or unwanted foods that may draw pests into your home.

Make Sure You’re Taking Out the Trash

The holidays typically lead you to accumulate extra garbage. Make sure you’re not letting your bins reach a point to which they overflow. It may also be beneficial to take the time to give your home’s trash cans a nice clean. Take your garbage out daily, if needed, and make sure you’re never leaving bags resting on the ground.

Examine Your Holiday Décor

Real pine trees and wreaths are popular holiday décor. Remember, anytime you bring in something from the outdoors, you have a higher chance of also bringing bugs into your home. Insects like spiders and beetles are attracted to fresh-cut Christmas trees.

As a rule of thumb, always examine your trees and wreaths before bringing them into your home. You can also spray your tree with a generous amount of water before you bring it inside.

Cover Up Your Baked Goods

Although it’s tempting to leave our baked goods uncovered as we continue to go back for more, it’s very important to store your baked goods in an airtight container when you’re not eating them. Often, baked goods are rich in sugar, and pests love sugar. Just like you, your pests also will not be able to resist these sweet treats, so make sure you’re storing them properly!

Have You Found Pests in Your Home?

If you have unwanted pests in your house during the holiday season, be sure to contact Amherst Exterminators to help you take care of the problem. Please give us a call at 716-908-2475 today to get in touch with one of your professional exterminators!