Thanksgiving Pests

When you think of Thanksgiving, what comes to mind? Do you think of family, gathered around the table, the sound of laughter, and kids running around? For me it's none of the above it's all about the food and lots of it! That's probably why I always gain a few pounds during the month of November.

So, when it comes right down to it, Thanksgiving is a time when we humans congregate in a nice warm houses and eat tasty, sweet things together. Pests also love warm nice houses with lots of good food rodents especially. Cockroaches would also love to stay in nice warm cabinets than sit under a cold piece of bark.

In winter, when food resources are scarce, insects go into a low energy state called diapause. This allows them to go long periods of time without eating, because they are essentially eating themselves. They would however prefer however to find a steady food source which is why they often make their way into homes.

  1. Make sure to keep food in the cabinets in hard plastic containers. This will prevent rodents from smelling your food.

  2. Consider switching from wooden cabinets to metal shelves which are harder for pests to climb.

  3. Keep your trash sealed at all times.

  4. Keep fruit in the fridge

  5. Vacuum crumbs on a regular basis.

  6. Clean spills up, immediately.

  7. Leave pet food out only during meal time.

  8. Don't leave stacks of dirty dishes near the sink

  9. Deep clean around the entire house

Last but not least make sure not to leave open bag of food laying around. To fully protect your home from bugs and rodents this Thanksgiving, you'll also need the help of a pest control professional to spray outside. Call us at 1-800-714-4480 for service today!


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