Handle Cardboard with Care
A cardboard box is durable and handy, but it’s also a great hiding place for pests – especially if
you’ve used the same boxes for several years. Cockroach control near Mt. Vernon is especially
useful, considering that many roaches enjoy snacking on the glue holding the box together. Our
advice is to unpack your cardboard boxes outside. Look for evidence of droppings or chewed
decorations, and if you see it, throw the box away. In fact, moving forward it’s a smart move to
invest in durable, sturdy plastic tubs that when sealed properly offer terrific protection against
Inspect Your Greenery
The smell of evergreen, fir, and other assorted Christmas-time greenery is nothing short of
wonderful. Unfortunately, pests like these things too, especially because there are hiding spots
aplenty. Before bringing such decorations into your home, inspect your garlands and wreaths for
pests. You might find the bugs themselves, and/or nest-like attachments and unhatched eggs
that could create an infestation if not promptly destroyed.
Keep Food in Airtight Containers
Keeping food and leftovers in airtight containers is a good habit to get into throughout the year,
but during the holidays it’s especially important. Airtight containers are an excellent form of ant
and mice control
near Marion, presenting a stalwart line of defense against critters wanting to
dine on your candy, cookies, and various festive dishes.
Even if you’re not planning to whip up a seven-course meal every day between Christmas and
New Year’s Day, you’ll likely cater or order a considerable amount of food and libations. In both
scenarios, be sure not to leave food and crumbs out overnight. Discard all uneaten food and
scraps, securely your garbage bags, and ensure your trash can is tightly closed. Check and see
if the trash bins in your garage or near the driveway have any holes, and patch them up quickly.
Rats, mice, raccoons, and other scavengers have a knack for gnawing through plastic in search
of a meal.
Store Firewood Away from House
Another useful tip for pest-free holidays is to stack your firewood a reasonable distance away
from your house. You may need to walk in extra four feet for a few more logs, but you’ll
welcome the exercise and the fact that you’ve lessened the risk of insects using your wood as a
conduit for indoor entry. Visually inspect logs before bringing inside to ensure a family of
termites hasn’t hitched a ride.
Go Pest-Free This Holiday Season, and Every Season
For the last several decades, Tabor Services
service has helped thousands of homes and
businesses in Southern Illinois stay pest-free. Even a small infestation can escalate quickly,
which is especially frustrating over the holidays. Rest assured our friendly, experienced team
will pinpoint the source of your problem and provide a solution.