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Christmas just happens to be the most important holiday of the year. It is a time that everybody wants to enjoy to the fullest. It can easily be ruined if the occasion is spoilt by the presence of pests in the house.
While you set aside ample time for cleaning to prepare for Christmas, it is also important to consider that any pests must be kept away from the house during this special time. Nothing can be more embarrassing than finding pests in your house while entertaining guests.
Common Pests during Christmas
Australians get to deal with a lot of pests during summer because of the increased heat and humidity. This is aggravated by the fact that climate change is making things worse for everyone. The not-so-normal weather patterns we are experiencing have led to an increased number of insects during the Christmas season.
Among the types of pests to look out for this holiday season are fleas, lice and bed bugs, which can hide in carpets and upholstery in the house. Spiders, termites and cockroaches are also common pests during the summer season.
Pests thrive in high humidity and temperature, so they tend to increase during the warmer season. The increase in the amount of food being prepared in the house will also possibly attract pests inside the house, so be wary of the entry of such pests as mice, rats and cockroaches. If any of those pests are present in the house, they must be removed at once before Christmas.
A general cleaning of the house is in order to get rid of any pests hiding in the house. Remember to do a thorough vacuum cleaning of carpets and upholstery. Place the vacuumed dust in a sealed plastic bag and discard immediately.
Be careful with food handling during this season. Always keep in mind to store food in tight containers and clean up spills and remove any food particles on the ground or the countertop.
Get Professional Pest Control
Still the most effective way of ridding a home of unwanted pests is by hiring professional pest control. A reliable pest control service will be able to detect all hiding places, checking cracks and crevices where some pests could be hiding.
Hiring a professional pest control service is the recommended method of pest removal, especially if there is a serious pest problem in the house, because this will ensure that there will be no residual chemicals from the pest eradication.
It would be more preferable if the service hired will only be using environmentally safe products for the removal of the pests.