A Few Pest Precautions Can Help Ensure Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Seasonal pests usually are associated with stored foods, but the holidays can bring them out as well. Whether Christmas goes up in your house the day after Thanksgiving or well into December, be on the lookout for those seasonal pests that like to hide in your holiday storage boxes. Here are some tips to make sure you don’t inadvertently bring pests into your home when you bring out the Christmas decorations. For all you who prefer live trees, live wreaths or seasonal plants, be sure to shake out your tree/wreath/plant before bringing it into the house. Make sure you're not bringing in pests in addition to the holiday spirit. Check the limbs and leaves for insects, nests or eggs. Most of us will never encounter a problem, but better safe than sorry. When you venture into the storage room, attic or basement to retrieve the boxes full of decorations, unpack those boxes outside and inspect them for signs of pests. It's possible that mice built nests in them since last Christmas. Look for droppings and gnaw marks. And it's a good idea to store the decorations in plastic bins that can be tightly sealed and through which pests like mice can't chew. It's time to start baking for the holidays. But first, remember to check for stored product pests like moths and grain beetles that can infest products such as flour and dried fruit. Store those ingredients in sturdy plastic or ceramic containers with lids that can be secured. And of course, with cold weather coming on, inspect the outside of your home for any potential entry points for pests. Seal cracks, look for gaps around pipes and make sure there aren’t any spots under the house where water has collected. These precautions can help ensure a smooth and happy holiday season.

Schedule a FREE Evaluation Today

A free evaluation from Legacy Termite and Pest Control could save you thousands of dollars in later repair costs by catching damage early.

Your name is required.

Enter a valid email.

Enter a valid phone number.

SERVICE AREAS

  • Little Rock
  • North Little Rock
  • Benton/Bryant
  • Cabot
  • Malvern
  • Arkadelphia
  • Conway
  • Hot Springs
  • Searcy
  • Heber Springs

About Legacy

Welcome to Legacy Termite and Pest Control. We are a family owned, locally operated company which is committed to service excellence. Our expertise comes from a combined 75 years of experience in the field of termite and pest control. Our owners’ literally grew up in the industry. Our heritage regarding termite and pest control dates back to 1938 and include some of the state and nationally recognized pioneers in our industry. What set us apart in 1938 is the same thing that sets us apart today, and that is our commitment to superior service. Our Legacy is that you always come first.

Latest Helpful Articles Browse All >

Mosquitoes: Home Remedy Tips to Avoid Them

Patience. Discipline. Control of our faculties. We humans like to lay claim to each of these "virtues." Mosquitoes, however, are God's...

Read More

Dealing with Summer Pests

Pests earn their name all year, perhaps no more so than in the summer. Humans spend more time outside in the summer months and our exposure to the bugs,...

Read More
Legacy Termite and Pest Control, Inc.
7701 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR, 72227
(501) 225-1453
custserv@legacytermiteandpest.com
2101 Pine Street
Arkadelphia, AR, 71923
(870) 245-5666
311 W. Pleasure Street, Ste. 6
Searcy, AR, 72143
(501) 305-3110
600 Main Street, Suite T
Hot Springs, AR, 71913
(501) 624-2211
5307 J.F.K. Blvd
North Little Rock, AR 72116
(501) 753-4567

Affiliations

National Pest Management Association
Arkansas Pest Management Assoication