How to Keep Your Holiday Decor Pest Free

Keep Christmas Critters

Decorating your home for the holidays can be one of the most fun, memorable times for your family. However, sometimes it can be memorable for reasons other than the family spending time together thanks to a pesky rodent. It might make for a funny memory because you all had to gather together to fight off a little critter that was hiding out in the attic. It brings “aw, nuts” a whole new meaning when you find yourself yelling at the squirrels to scram!

With all of the holidays coming up, you run the risk of finding pests hiding in your decorations that have been stored in your attic or garage. Your holiday decor is more susceptible to pest problems than you might think since it is often stored outdoors and only used for a short period of time each year. If you cringe at the thought of digging out your items only to find insects and pests lurking in them, it’s time to re-do the way you store decor. We wanted to share how you can prevent these skin-crawling memories from happening and create more memories that are pest-free.


A great way to avoid rodents hiding out in your decorations in the attic is to use plastic boxes instead of cardboard. Pests can easily chew through cardboard and rummage through your belongings. It is much more difficult for them to chew through hard plastic. Plus, plastic ensures you find what you’re looking for, and that your items are protected from the elements – win, win! Now, it might be difficult to store your tree in a plastic box. Instead, look into a tree storage bag that zips to close. Next, wash your tree skirts and other cloth items such as napkins and tablecloths. Bugs love unwashed items. Lastly, look into having your attic and garage sprayed by a professional to provide extra protection from those unwanted pests.

Preserve your holiday traditions and memories by protecting them now. We know you want these animals to stay outside where they belong – not in your home! If you have rodents lurking in your attic or garage this holiday season, be sure to call Clark Exterminating and let the experts handle it for you.

Don’t forget: we offer FREE in-home termite estimates, so call us today to set up an appointment. Remember, “The Bug Stops Here!”


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