Pest prevention tips for the December holiday 

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As the summer sun beckons, many of us are eagerly planning our vacations to unwind and soak up the sunshine after 2023. While you’re packing your bags and making travel arrangements, it’s crucial not to overlook the importance of pest prevention.

Here are some tips to ensure your home remains pest-free while you’re away on that well-deserved December holiday:

1. Seal entry points 

Before leaving your home this festive season, take the time to inspect and seal any potential entry points for pests. Check windows, doors, and any gaps or cracks in the walls. A well-sealed home is less inviting to pests looking for a cozy place to nest.

2. Dispose Perishables 

Don’t leave any perishable food items in the house that could attract pests. Ensure your kitchen is clean, and consider donating any food that may expire while you’re away. Consider bringing a bag of non-perishable food items from your fridge to share with homeless individuals along the way, spreading kindness and compassion during the festive season.

3. Secure Trash Bins 

Dispose of all garbage before leaving, and make sure your trash bins are securely closed. Lingering odours can attract pests, and an open bin provides easy access. Consider asking a neighbour to take your bins out on collection day. 

4. Inspect Outdoor Spaces 

Check your garden and outdoor spaces for standing water, as it attracts mosquitoes. Ensure all water containers are empty or covered to prevent breeding grounds for pests.

5. Book a Site Survey with SMARTSENZ® 

Book your professional pest management service with us before you leave for holiday. We conduct a thorough inspection, identify potential issues, and implement preventive measures. This proactive approach ensures you return to a pest-free home after the well-deserved holidays.

At SMARTSENZ® IPM, we improve the environment for all living things by encouraging sustainable pest management techniques, emphasizing the delicate balance between pest control effectiveness and ecological well-being.

Phone us to pestify your home before the festive season begins!

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