Holiday Pests: Not a Creature Was Stirring, Not Even a Mouse

Mouse in snow

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit—so start digging up your boxes of decorations, searching the pantry for seldom-used ingredients and bringing outside greenery into your home. It’s the jolliest time of the year unless your cheer is ruined by a holiday-related pest problem (which all these activities can lead to). From mice or spiders to ants or pantry pests, Braman can help with proper prevention and eradication measures so you can ensure that not a creature was stirring throughout the holiday season.

Yule Be Sorry for Avoiding Holiday Pest Prevention

As the temperatures begin to plunge, the mosquitoes, bees and flies leave for another year—but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear! It’s the perfect time for the previously mentioned pests to come out in full force.

It’s impossible to completely prevent pests from entering your home, but there are steps you can take to dramatically reduce their numbers. To ensure your holidays are filled with good cheer, consider taking the following these steps from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA):

  • Check greenery for insects: Spiders, moths and other bugs have been known to nest in live greens, like trees and wreaths—so thoroughly inspect any greenery before you bring it indoors.
  • Properly store holiday decor: Attics, basements and garages are the perfect environments for all kinds of pests. Check all boxes for signs like gnaw marks or rodent droppings before unpacking.
  • Store food items in insect-proof containers: Pantry pests are commonly found in foods like flour, cereal, pasta, spices and more, so store your open food in tightly sealed glass or plastic containers.
  • Keep firewood away from the home: If you are planning to entertain guests around the fireplace, be sure to inspect all firewood, so pests don’t hitch a free sleigh ride into your home.

Braman Can Keep Pests on the Naughty List

If you’ve already seen signs of rodents, spiders, ants or other pests in your home—don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We can deck your halls with proper prevention and eradication measures, so call us when you need help!