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4 Tips to Keep Pests Away from Your Thanksgiving Feast

As Thanksgiving approaches, protect your Alexandria home with these four tips for keeping out holiday pests:

1. Seal up the openings around your home.

Rodents love a good Thanksgiving dinner just as much as you do! And when the weather gets cooler, they want nothing more than to sneak into your home and raid your kitchen at night. Use silicone caulk to seal up cracks, gaps, and other openings in bricks, siding, or woodwork around your home’s perimeter.

2. Clean up!

It may seem obvious, but one of the best ways to keep pests out of your kitchen is to keep the kitchen as spotless as possible. Take out the trash nightly, wipe down the counters and floors, and seal up your food containers.

3. Check your attic and basement.

Pulling out holiday decorations makes for a good excuse to do a quick walk-through (or crawl-through) of your attic, basement, or other storage areas. Make sure there are no signs of invaders, no cracks or gaps, and no moisture leaking through. De-clutter the area as much as possible, as lots of pests love cool, dark corners.

4. Set up ongoing pest control.

Winter is a great time of year to set up regular pest control services and ensure that your holiday season is free of unwanted guests. For a thorough inspection from experts you can trust, give Green Pest Services a call. We’ll help you get the holiday season off to a great start!