Bring in the Christmas Decorations, Not the Bugs

holiday pest control‘Tis the season to decorate your home in holly, jolly cheer. When bringing in the boxes of decorations, garland and fresh chopped pine, be sure you aren’t also bringing in the insects, pests and rodents.

Prevent Pests from Coming Home for the Holidays
If you are like most of us, you store your holiday decorations in your basement, garage, attic or outdoor storage shed. These places make great storage opportunities but can also be home to more than lights and ornaments. The cardboard boxes, tape and even decorations themselves can provide ample food and nesting for a host of pests, including rodents.

To avoid bringing in more than cheer this holiday season, air out your decorations before bringing them into the house. Open the storage containers and lay the decorations out for a few hours before you begin decking the halls. The fresh air will deter many pests and have them scampering for a dark, quite space and reduce the risk of them making your house home. When it comes time to store the decorations, opt for heavy plastic totes with lids to help keep your decorations clean and safe.

The same preventative maintenance applies to your fresh Christmas tree as well. After bringing home the perfect tree, give the tree a shake and place it on the porch or another outdoor location for a few hours prior to setting it in place.

Treat Problem This Holly, Jolly Season
A bug problem can arise faster than you would imagine during the holiday season and when left untreated, it won’t disappear after the New Year. Professional pest control services can help treat the problem at the source. Our exterminators treat your home on a regular basis and prevent insects, rodents and other pests from establishing a home of their own.

The friendly, professional staff at Protect All Pest Control can help ensure your home stays pest free throughout the holiday season and long after the decorations are packed and placed away. Call Protect All Pest Control for pest control treatments in the Acworth, Dallas, Woodstock and Marietta, Georgia area.

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