Don’t Let Pests Ruin Your Holidays

Woodstock Pest Control ServicesThe holiday season is one of merriment, decorating, baking seasonal treats and family gatherings. As families in the Woodstock area begin preparing for the holidays, Protect All Pest Control encourages you to also be cautious to ensure that you aren’t spreading seasonal pests.

Pests have a variety of hiding places, old boxes of ornaments and decorations, baking ingredients stored in pantries, or sneaking indoors on freshly cut Christmas trees, these pests are not the holiday visitors anyone wants.

Below are some of the most common ways pests can ruin the holidays, and tips you can use to prevent them from happening:

Problem- Errant spiders or other insects are hiding in your Christmas tree, wreaths or seasonal plants.

Solution – Perform a thorough check to ensure there aren’t any insects, nests or eggs on the limbs; shake out the plants before bringing them inside.

Problem – 
Mice have taken up residence in your garage and have built their nests in boxes of holiday decorations stored since last season.

Solution  Unpack holiday items outside and inspect them carefully for signs of pests before bringing them indoors. Droppings in or next to boxes, gnaw marks and other damage are signs of a problem. Pack holiday décor in hard, plastic bins with tightly sealed lids instead of cardboard boxes or bags that can be easily chewed through.

Problem –
 Stored product pests or pantry pests, like moths or grain beetles, have infested your flour, dried fruit or other baking products, ruining your plans to bake those special Christmas cookies.

Solution – Invest in sturdy, plastic or ceramic containers with secure lids to protect food from pantry pests and even small rodents that may be looking for an extra meal.

In addition we can assist in evaluating your home for hidden entry points as part of our Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) by inspecting it for cracks which allow pests entry to your home paying particular attention to gaps around utility or water pipes, identifying moisture sites in basements, attics or near the home, such as clogged gutters.

If you suspect a pest infestation or want to be proactive in preventing future infestations, contact the licensed pest control professionals at Protect All Pest Control to help you assess and treat the problem.

You can reach us via telephone at 770-728-8520 or use the “Contact” feature on our website.


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