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It's Christmas time, which usually brings lots of fun and joy, plus the odd tipple here and there. Pests at Christmas are probably the last thing you'll think of, but it's the time where pests are rife. We've put together some hints and tips to help you stay pest free this festive season.
Real Christmas trees are the biggest contributor of pest problems. Many people will find spiders and insects unbearable, for the lucky few who don't mind them, you probably won't want them crawling around your food and gifts, especially with guests and family sharing the occasion.
Spiders, insects and their eggs can easily be brought into your home on Christmas trees, wreaths or firewood. Eggs are prone to hatching when inside your home, as the warmth often leads to the false pretence of the onset of spring. This can lead to dense clusters of spiderlings emerging several days after arriving in your home.
Wreaths also bring some risks as any leftover bird nesting material left within the branches can contain parasites such as bird mites or insects.
Wrapping paper is a very attractive bedding for rodents, and the sheer volume of it around this time is literally Christmas for them too! To top it off, Christmas is renowned for excess food supply, leftovers and lots of waste in the bin. This again, provides a reason for rodents to stick around as there's an abundant food source for them.
All of the above topped off with people going on holiday, means that if there are some pest risks, they have time to swarm and become a much larger problem when you return.
Preventing pests from entering your home to start with is always the best way of reducing risk of pests. If you already have pests in your home and need expert advice and removal, use the form below to send us a query. We offer a free no obligation estimate.
Above all else, have a fantastic Christmas and cracking New Year!
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