Are you in search of the perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season? We’re here to help.



Sure, you could go with that new smartphone, a gift card or re-gift an item you were less than enthused to receive last year. But the gift that keeps on giving is none other than a pest-free home.

Your home — or the home of someone you love — may be the target of unwanted bugs and wildlife pests that are active during the winter and/or laid eggs on some of the holiday decorations you’ve stored away.

Not to worry. We have a few simple methods and items that will help protect your home against these uninvited guests — and, no, we aren’t talking about your in-laws.

Proper storage makes a difference.

Make the investment in proper storage bins. It might seem insignificant now, but it will pay huge dividends later. Cardboard boxes do nothing to prevent pests from making their way into your decorations. Plastic totes are a great call.

Many make the mistake of storing their artificial tree in its original box, year after year. Don’t make that mistake. The same plastic tote that works for your jingle bells will work for your pieced-apart tree.

Lastly, don’t forget to wash your cloth and linen items according to the manufacturer's instructions, including stockings, and pack them in resealable bags. Last, but certainly not least, be sure you have your attic or basement inspected annually for pests.

Trap and deflect the Christmas party crashers.

Show some compassion by collecting your tiny mice visitors — alive and unharmed — by humane control measures to keep the holiday spirit alive, even for the little guys.

Keep your kitchen counters free of crumbs, icing, and the like, after you’ve prepared your holiday treats.

Call the professionals.

Finally, if you find yourself in need of some assistance helping rid your home of pests before or after your invited holiday guests arrive, call in the pest control professionals at Terminix®. Your home belongs to you and you alone, so try to enjoy some peace of mind during this festive season with the pest-free holidays you deserve.