Pest Control: Prepare for a Bug-Free Holiday Season

pest controlThe holiday season is finally here, bringing us joy and Christmas cheer. It’s a time for festive lights and wrapped presents, but it can also make our homes more attractive to unwanted guests: pests. That’s why you need to know some pest control tips.

No one wants to add extra stress to their already busy holiday plans, especially since many of us are spending more time at home. With some tips from pest experts, you can ensure that you welcome Santa on Christmas Eve without inviting other uninvited guests to stay.

Pest Control Tips for a Pest-Free Season

During the holidays, pests like ants, spiders, ticks, cockroaches, rodents, and bedbugs can disrupt your celebrations. To keep your holidays joyful and pest-free, follow these simple Myrtle Beach pest control rules:

Be Cautious with Holiday Decorations

When you bring the outdoors inside during the winter by decorating with Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands, pests can hitch a ride. Insects and rodents might hide in the branches or lay eggs. Inspect your decorations carefully for any signs of pests, like droppings, chew marks, or insect nests. Give them a good shake outside to encourage any unwelcome critters to find another home.

pest controlUnwrap Decorations Mindfully

Decorations stored in basements, garages, or attics all year can become cozy homes for pests, especially in plastic bags or cardboard boxes. Unpack and inspect your decorations outside to avoid any surprises. Check strings of holiday lights for signs of rodent damage.

Properly Store Firewood

Firewood can be a cozy home for pests like snakes, rodents, termites, and carpenter ants. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your home and off the ground. Inspect the wood for pests before bringing it inside.

Clean Up After Meals

Holiday meals can attract pests if crumbs and spills are left behind. Clean up spills and crumbs promptly, and store leftovers in airtight containers. Inspect eating areas regularly for any messes, and don’t forget to take out the trash.

Declutter and Pack Decorations Properly

After the holidays, dispose of real decorations away from your house so you don’t attract pests. Store decorations in sealed, plastic containers to prevent pests from making a home in them.

Remember, pests don’t take holidays, but these precautions can help ensure they don’t spoil your festivities.

Contact our licensed pest control professionals for a free pest inspection and prevent pest infestations before they happen. Enjoy a pest-free holiday season! Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now.

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Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Areas Served: Surfside Beach SCCarolina Forest SC, Conway SC, Little River SC, North Myrtle Beach SC, Socastee SC, Myrtle Beach SC

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