It’s the most wonderful time of year, and we aren’t the only ones who think so!  Like many of us, small insects and animals love holiday décor. If you’re dusting off greenery and decoration from your attic, or bringing home live greenery, beware of spiders, ticks, ants and more!

Little hitchhikers are hoping to escape the cold of the holiday season in the comfort of your home.  They settle into live greenery or find their way to your attic and make themselves at home in your decorations.

Total Home Pest Control in NJ has a few simple tips to ensure these unwanted houseguests don’t crash your holiday celebrations.

  1. Inspect all décor, whether it came from your attic or a local store.Bugs and other pests can hide deep within branches.  Some may even lay their eggs in your tree.  A few things to look for when choosing a tree:  Looks for signs of pests and insects including holes in twigs and the trunk, loss of needles and yellowing.  All of these could indicate that pests are present.
  2. Shake it up! Before you bring your tree, garland or wreaths inside, give it a few shakes just in case any critters made their way home with you. The same goes with anything from your attic.  Bring them outside first, inspect and shake out to dislodge any bugs.
  3. Firewood is another ideal nesting place for ants, spiders and termites. Not only do you need to inspect your bundle, but also proper storage is essential. Firewood should be kept at least 20 feet from your home and 5 feet off of the ground to keep pests out.

If you suspect an infestation in your home, call Total Home Pest Control in NJ.  Termites, ants, squirrels, rodents and insects can cause health threats to your family as well as pets.  Additionally, termites especially can cause expensive property damage. There are no long-term contracts and our pricing is fair and transparent. We work hard to make sure our customers throughout New Jersey are happy and stay happy.

Call 732-938-3232 and request a free inspection and estimate.

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