It might be a kid’s favorite time of the year, but for the homeowner Halloween can be a real nightmare! With all of those sweets and sugars coming around, your local pest population is going to be on high alert. If you own your own home then you need to make sure that your house is protected from the creepy and crawly invaders who want to move in. Here’s what you need to know:
Of course, one of the biggest parts of Halloween -- and the biggest attraction for potential pests -- is the sheer amount of candy that will soon be in your house. As long as they stay wrapped up, you’re okay. However, if your kids are like so many out there, eating candy leads to a lot of crumbs, which in turn brings the bugs. Make sure to go behind your kids and make sure they’re cleaning up their mess. This will keep the bugs away.
In most houses, carving the family Jack O’ Lantern is one of the highlights of the holiday. However, many families forget, once Halloween is over -- to pick up the pumpkin and throw it away. Fast forward a couple of days and your carving has probably degraded into a smelly, bug-infested mess. All of these insects so close to your home is basically just asking for trouble: clean up ole’ Jack before he becomes a problem and you won’t have to worry.
For some -- typically older teenagers -- Halloweed is less about trick-or-treating and more about pranking the neighbors. One of the most popular pranks is egging a house, where a house ends up covered with bits of egg. If your home becomes a target this year, it’s vital that you clean it up as soon as possible; all of that egg matter acts like a beacon to outside critters looking for a quick handout. To make matters even worse, those eggs can damage windows and other surfaces, giving those pests quick and easy access to your interior.
On October 31st, we want you and your family to have a great time. But we also know that having a great time involves peace of mind. Follow these steps to help ensure your home is safe and protected this holiday season. For more tips, or if you would like to talk to a professional, please contact us at Premium Termite and Pest Control today!