Jingle Bugs: A Comprehensive Guide To Holiday Pest Management For Omaha Homes

Bug crawling near holiday decoration.

The holiday season is the most wonderful (and busiest) time of year for Omaha families. Whether you’re planning trips, preparing to host a celebration, or trying to make sure everything is ready for your family, the to-do list can seem endless. One thing that is sure to throw a wrench into your plans is finding pests inside the house.

This guide will review the most common pests that show up during the holiday season. We’ll offer suggestions to help you prepare for the holiday, ensure no unwanted guests will be joining, and provide tips to keep your kitchen pest-free. Read on to learn more about holiday home pest control in Omaha, Nebraska, with the experts from Beeline Pest Control.

Santa’s Little Helpers: Common Holiday Pests To Watch Out For

Many homeowners hope that when winter comes, pests will disappear, but unfortunately, that is not the case. Several types of pests are especially problematic in the cold weather, entering homes while searching for food, water, and shelter, and other pests find a way inside, hiding in guests’ belongings or packages. The most common invaders include ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, spiders, and rodents.

If you see any signs of pests in the house, including droppings, webs, or damaged food packages, it is crucial to take action quickly. Contact us today at Beeline Pest Control for assistance with eliminating troublesome pests from your home and ensuring a pest-free holiday.

Decking the Halls Without Inviting Pests: Pre-Holiday Preparation

Pests in your home make people uncomfortable, and some species can be dangerous, spreading disease and contaminating food and surfaces. The following list provides some tips to help prepare for the holiday and avoid a pest infestation:

  • Cover edible decorations like gingerbread houses with plastic wrap when not on display.
  • Carefully check boxes of decorations for signs of pests like droppings, eggs, or gnaw marks.
  • Check firewood for pests like ants and spiders before bringing it inside.
  • Thoroughly shake any live trees or wreaths outdoors to remove bugs and eggs, and carefully inspect for nests before bringing them indoors.

Now is also a great time to prepare for the next season by purchasing plastic totes to store decorations in instead of cardboard boxes that are susceptible to pests. Contact us today at Beeline Pest Control to learn how we can help ensure your home stays pest-free this holiday season. 

Pest-Free Cooking For Festive Feasts: Holiday Kitchen Hygiene

During the holidays, kitchens get a lot of use, and there are days you may wish to leave the mess until tomorrow. But this is a surefire way to attract pests. Here are some helpful tips to ensure your kitchen and food stay pest-free and safe:

  • Take the trash out regularly and store it in receptacles with tight lids.
  • Frequently vacuum to pick up any crumbs and immediately clean up spills.
  • Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink for long periods.
  • Stock up on take-out containers to prevent food from sitting on the counters.
  • Check ingredients not often used, like spices and flour, for signs of pests before using them.

Beeline Pest Control is here to help you keep your kitchen and home pest-free. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Pest-Free Holidays Made Easy: Professional Pest Control

The simplest way to ensure pest-free holidays is to team up with the pros at Beeline Pest Control. Our technicians can inspect your home and devise a plan to ensure you won’t have any uninvited guests this year. Call today to get a free quote!

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