For good reason, many people are looking forward to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. It is a time when family and friends come together to bond. You certainly don’t want any uninvited guests to crash the party. Here are some tips to help ensure a pest-free Thanksgiving.
Seal Your Home
From roaches to ants, there are a number of critters that will be more than happy to join your Thanksgiving feast. Make it a priority to inspect your home for any unsealed openings. Even a small crack enables pests to easily come inside. Fortunately, silicone caulk can be used to easily fill in any open gaps. Don't overlook your windows and doors.
Thoroughly Clean Your Home
It is no secret that pests are attracted to clutter. Before Thanksgiving arrives, take the time to tidy up your home. Get rid of any junk that is just sitting around. It is also a good idea to thoroughly vacuum your floors. Pay close attention to the hidden nooks and crannies.
Keep Food Covered
Never make the mistake of leaving your food uncovered. The aroma will quickly catch the attention of insects, including roaches and ants. Nothing is more heartbreaking than to see your Thanksgiving meal ruined by pests. After preparing a dish, immediately cover it in a sealed container.
Secure Your Trash Cans
Decomposing food will quickly lure pests such as fruit flies. Make sure that your garbage can lids remain tightly closed at all times. Before taking trash bags outside, tie them up to keep odors at bay.
Wash Your Bedding
If you plan to have guests spending the night, take the necessary precautions to deter beg bugs. No one looks forward to being bitten in the middle of the night. According to experts, washing your sheets in hot water will help eliminate these common household pests.
To enjoy an extra peace of mind this Thanksgiving, consider calling a professional. Kline Pest Control’s expert technicians will help you to have a truly memorable holiday. By inspecting your home, they can identify and treat any potential pest problems.