Keeping Pests Away This Holiday Season

“It’s the holiday season (the holiday season, so hoop-de-do and dickory dock…” Andy Williams famously sang this song, Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season, that has become synonymous with the holidays. Families are getting into the holiday spirit by decorating their homes with their beloved holiday decorations. For the majority of us, those decorations have been stored for the past year and often hold more than our beloved ornaments. All too often, those holiday decorations are home to unwanted pests such as spiders, ants, cockroaches, and sometimes even rodents! These boxed decorations give food, shelter, warmth, all with the added luxury of not being disturbed for the past year.


These boxes that hold your holiday decorations offer the ideal mode of transportation for pests, right into your home. The best way to avoid letting them inside is to unpack holiday items outside and inspect everything carefully for signs of pests, droppings or any other damage before bringing them inside your home. Another way to avoid unwanted holiday pests is to use plastic containers that seal rather than cardboard.


Fresh Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands are another common way that pests into homes. Spiders, termites, and ants are the most common to be found – some even lay eggs. Properly inspect any fresh items before bringing them inside.

If you see any signs of pests, contact Terminator Termite and Pest Control, 479.783.6200, before they have a chance to crash your holiday celebrations.