The Christmas period is a truly magical time of the year. Christmas decorations adorn our houses and shopping centres and the jubilance of the festive season gathers momentum.

We drag out the Christmas tree, the box of decorations and Christmas tree lights that have been stored in roof spaces, sheds, garages and the like. We open the boxes and whoa…. pests scatter in all directions! If this is a familiar story, GC Pest Control have some tips to prevent you having pests end up in the presents!

STORAGE

Pests like cockroaches, spiders and rodents just love bunking down in cardboard boxes. Cardboard poses no entry problems for certain pests unless completely sealed with packing tape. Not true with rodents however as they will simply chew a hole in a cardboard box to gain entry. Sturdy plastic boxes that have a sealed lid are available in a number of sizes and make the best storage solution for the Christmas tree, decorations and lights to keep out unwanted pests like cockroaches, rodents and spiders.

If you notice your Christmas tree or decorations have visible signs of rodent activity including urine trails and droppings and indications of chewing, we suggest you simply throw them out. Rodents can carry a number of diseases that can be harmful to humans and is not worth the risk of contracting a disease.

We suggest you carefully inspect the wiring as well in any Christmas lights as rodents are well known to chew on the outer plastic coating that encapsulates the wiring which could lead to electrocution and increase the risk of fire.

PREVENTION

By planning to use plastic storage containers and giving the area they are going to be stored in a liberal spray of DIY insect spray will do well to prevent the return of unwanted pests. Supermarkets have an array of indoor and outdoor insect sprays you can unleash in the roof space, the shed and the garage to prevent pests like cockroaches, spiders and silverfish living in and laying eggs in your storage spaces.

If you prefer a professional to tackle the job so you know it is done properly, GC Pest Control can provide a general pest control treatment to any Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or Ipswich home that is backed by a warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

We can also set baits and traps for rodents in our rodent control treatments targeting their preferred areas of harbour like roof spaces and garages.

Whether it is the next Christmas in July or the next Christmas in December, we should see you happily unpacking all the trappings ready for the festive season without a stampede of unwanted pests. Be sure to book in an annual pest control treatment so your Christmas celebrations will be a pleasant and pest free one!

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