Most of our service calls this time of year stem from mice and rat complaints.
Considering many of us are gathering food in our pantries for the biggest meal of the year (and we’re going to have plenty of leftovers afterward), we need to take steps to protect our food supplies from the rodent population.
Rodents can survive on very little food and these crumbs are enough to sustain a family of rodents for many days.
Store prepped food in tightly-sealed containers until they are ready for cooking and make sure to leave no crumbs behind after food preparation.
Cockroaches can be a problem this time of year as well. They prefer climbing under the siding of your house and squeezing into your cozy walls, than living under a half frozen piece of tree bark. Though many insects can produce a sort of “antifreeze” to protect them from the cold, and tough out the winter, they would prefer a place where they can be warm.
In the 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. But, as you can imagine, they don’t prefer to do this. If they get into your home, and find a food source, they will be happy to stay active all winter long.
That is why it is so important to keep food sources sealed, especially in winter.
But to fully seal your home from bugs and rodents this Thanksgiving, you’ll need to implement some outside exclusion methods and get a professional to spray your exterior walls and roofline. Let those bugs go find another warm food filled house to spend their winter in–or better yet–stay in nature, where they belong.
It’s time to pull in the welcome mat, and hide all the food. Your Thanksgiving will be much better without those pests crawling around.
Don’t share your Thanksgiving meal with uninvited pests and insects. Contact Brezden Pest Control to have an experienced technician inspect your home and eliminate insects and rodents. We’ll create a customized program to keep pests out of your home for the holidays and long into the future.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, now is a good time to sanitize your home and business. Ask about our new ViroDisinfect service, a sanitization service designed to disinfect spaces quickly and effectively, helping business owners conduct operations while preserving and re-gaining customer confidence. And since Brezden has been designated as an essential service provider, we’re ready to administer this treatment to your business as soon as you need it.
With those tips in mind, we hope everyone has a nice, safe, healthy and pest-free Thanksgiving holiday! Enjoy!
John Brezden, Founder
Brezden Pest Control
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