Do's and Don'ts of Keeping Your Home Pest Free This Holiday Season

With the holidays on the horizon, homeowners need to be mindful of potential pest infestations. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s can take a toll on your house and make it difficult to keep your space clean. Constant meals, parties and more can cause trash to accumulate rapidly. Luckily, we're here to help keep you informed and protected from all potential pest invasions. Keep reading to learn more about the do’s and don’ts of keeping your home pest-free this holiday season!

Do’s

The best way to prevent infestations is to prepare. Make sure you’re taking steps to clear out all trash and clutter from your home. Pick up any leaf piles in your yard or driveway and trim plants or vegetation that grows near the exterior of your home. Inspect your pipes for any leaks and get rid of any standing water inside your house. If you have pets, keep their food sealed up and stored in a safe space. Close off any holes or gaps on the outside of your home, and keep windows closed at all times. The best way to stay prepared and protected from pests, however, is by contacting the experts. To get an inspection of your home and have professional preventative measures taken, reach out to our team now!

Don’ts

Christmas clutter is a common problem in holiday homes, so it’s important to stay on top of managing your trash piles. Don’t allow yourself to become overwhelmed by mountains of wrapping paper and stray cardboard boxes. Get ahead of the game and pick trash up as it accumulates. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, don’t let food sit out overnight after the meal is over. Make sure to pick up all leftovers and store them in safe, contained spaces. Pick up all scarps and don’t fall victim to the temptation of simply sweeping crumbs under the carpet or fridge. While this might seem like an easy way for your house to look clean, you’re essentially providing pests with a quick and easy dinner.


Gearing up for the holidays? Get in touch with the pros! Our team of experts is ready to assist you with efficiency and professionalism. Don’t wait - contact Orange Environmental today to learn more about how we can serve you!

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