Nothing beats turkey with all the fixings on Thanksgiving. Having the game play in the background while visiting with friends and family makes this day one of the most special holidays of the year. With so much going on in the house, the last thing that you need to deal with is a pest infestation. When flies, roaches and other insects are trying to ruin your holiday, Pinpoint has some tips to help you out.
How to Keep Out Pests on Thanksgiving
Learn which pests cause the most problems
Knowing what to look for will give you a better chance at eliminating the pests. Fall pests often invade homes in search of shelter for the coming winter, such as stinkbugs and beetles. Other pests, such as roaches and ants, will also make your life miserable for the holiday. Identify the pests, and use the appropriate treatments to eliminate them.
Inspect your home for hidden entryways
Insects are getting into your home one way or another, so locate and plug up their entryways. The most common entrances are gaps around windows, doors, vents and plumbing. Use a sealant to block the holes and to stop the pests from coming indoors. If the gaps under the doors are too wide, plug them with large towels or foam rollers.
Take care of your lawn chores
An overgrown lawn is the perfect environment for pests of all types. Whether it's thick weeds or unkempt shrubs, pests use these spots for hiding and breeding. Mow your lawn regularly, and pull out any weeds or thatch. A short lawn is a deterrent for pests and will reduce your chance of seeing infestations during the holidays.
Keep the trash covered at all times
Flies, ants, roaches and other pests are attracted to garbage. If you have uncovered trash bins inside or outside, you're asking for an infestation. Once the trash reaches the top of the can, take the bag outside, and place it in a covered bin. Always keep the lids on the bins to prevent insect pests and wildlife from causing a much larger mess.
Store food in the appropriate containers
Insect pests and rodents love boxed goods like flour and pasta. Pantry pests such as beetles will even breed inside the boxes and bags. Empty the opened packages into plastic containers, and seal them with lids to prevent pests from locating and contaminating the food.
Effective Pest Control for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Contact Pinpoint Pest Control to set up an appointment with a certified and experienced technician. Even a few pests can create a nuisance as you sit around the dinner table. Our team will eliminate the pests and create a customized plan to prevent future infestations in your home.