Who are you inviting to Thanksgiving Dinner?

Pests & Terminix Pest ControlYou’re most likely inviting family members and close friends over for a Thanksgiving feast. You’ll probably serve a beautifully roasted turkey, a sweet potato casserole, oyster dressing, roasted vegetables, a delicious salad, crunchy French bread, and an array of fabulous desserts. What you do not realize is that with people coming and going, spilling and dropping crumbs, uninvited guests will show up to partake in the feast. Who are these uninvited guests, you ask? They are pests! Roaches, ants, rodents, and the like, will stop by to enjoy the buffet laid out before them.

How do you avoid these unwanted guests?

Pests, like humans, seek food, water, and shelter. Begin by packing leftovers in airtight containers after the meal. They can remain accessible to anyone but the pests. Clear the countertops and dinner table of all debris. Sanitize countertops after any food preparation. Prep the dishes for washing by eliminating the uneaten food into the trash can, and fasten the lid. Then put the dishes in the dishwasher or hand wash as needed. Cleaning up as soon after the meal ends as possible will prohibit pests from crawling onto dirty dishes or into leftovers that are not in airtight containers. It’s important to empty the trash can and put it in the outdoor bin as soon as it’s needed. Allowing trash to remain in the kitchen only sends an invitation to pests for dinner. Vacuum your home as soon as you are able in order to remove crumbs and debris leftover from the feast. Even the smallest crumb will attract these intruders.

Terminix Can Help

Terminix can create a custom tailored termite and pest control service to meet your specific needs. Our knowledgeable technicians will go to your home for a no-obligation home inspection to create an effective, customized pest control solution. Our trained technicians will rid your home and yard of all pests. Our mission is to provide total customer satisfaction by providing tailored services to meet individual client needs. Call us at the Southershore at (504) 834-7330, the River Parishes at (985) 652-7378, or on the Northshore at (985) 643-6542.

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