So many people work long days and nights to ensure that they have a great holiday, but all of that effort can be ruined with a few unwelcome guests. Make sure that all your welcomed guests and family have a fantastic holiday by following a few tips to ensure no pests with ruin your holiday.
Problems With Pests
There are people out there that believe colder months lead to less pests, and while there is truth to this idea houses are warm and a welcoming invite for many invaders. Some of these pests are just a minor nuisance, but others can cause serious health issues to humans, along with structural damage to houses and buildings.
Rodents are a big problem for health. It is common knowledge that rats are a major cause of the plague, but what some might not know of is that rats and mice are known carriers of the modern Hantavirus.
Cockroaches are another type of pest that pose health risks during the holiday season. These insects carry many of the same pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses.
Ants are the most common pest and offer the least risk to health. While the risk of health may be small, these little guys can do a lot of damage to a holiday. Ants can ruin holiday meals, eat a pet’s food, and cause irritating bug bites to their victims.
Preventing A Holiday Disaster
These tips are aimed at reducing the threat any of these unwanted guests.
- Keep your house clean. Crumbs and filth are just what pests are looking for.
- Keep all food sources closed and out of reach to all pests (keep possible food sources in a refrigerator if needed)
- Check home for possible entrances where pests can make a way in and out
- Look for tree branches and other ways rodents and insects can make it onto your roof.
It is important to make sure that everything is taken care of before it becomes an issue. Many house pest issues can be prevented when proper action is taken before issues get out of hand.
Anyone worried about a potential problem should look into consulting with a professional pest control service that knows the ins and outs of these kinds of problems. JDM Pest Control offers safe, effective, and eco-friendly pest control services. For more information check out their website here, or call 416-729-3568 for more information.