Pests And Your Holiday DecorationsPerhaps we’ve all been there, we open a box of decorations that have been in storage all year and out comes a bug. It gives us the creeps! Perhaps you’ve seen signs of critters being around. Perhaps you read the recent article in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press that discussed invasive species of pests found in holiday greenery purchased at local retailers? What kind of pests are you likely to encounter, and what kind of things can you do to prevent them from damaging your stuff again? Great questions! The pest control experts at EcoTech want you to know what you might do to protect your home or business from an infestation.

Mice and other rodents: One of the most common complaints we hear of is finding mouse droppings on top of or inside boxes that contain decorations. Some complain that evidence of chewing exists – either in paper products, such as cards, or even in wiring, such as strands of lights. Aside from these damages, you might have things that are “ruined” with the smell of urine. You are not likely to encounter the mouse scurrying around in your box but be careful in handling materials where mice have been nesting, as many mice carry disease.

Silverfish: The second-most complained about pest is the dreaded silverfish. Their small stature and elongated bodies make them able to enter just about any space with ease. Silverfish feed on the paper goods within boxes and thrive in dark, secluded spaces – not much better than a box in an unused storage room! They, like mice, are nocturnal and are hard to catch due to their erratic behaviors. However, leaving them unattended puts your fabrics and paper goods at risk of further damage.

Spiders: Spiders are sneaky little pests and will hide between papers in a box but may be introduced to your home or business by “hitching a ride in” on your wreaths, garlands, or trees. While in most cases, the types of spiders that are encountered are not likely to harm you, they can take up residence in your house and build webs as well as multiply, making them a nuisance.

Protecting Your Family From These Pests

There are several easy things that you, as a homeowner or business owner can do to protect yourself from invasion of any of these pests. First off, anything you bring in from the outside or from another storage area should be shaken well before introduced to the inside. This will ensure that pests are knocked off before entering. When storing your decorations after the holidays are over, place them in airtight plastic containers to prevent damages throughout the year.

If you find yourself dealing with these, or other pests, in your home or business this holiday season, call the pest control professionals at EcoTech. 24/7 emergency response service is available by calling (763) 785-1414.

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