Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pantry Pests at the Holidays

Uncovered cookies may lead to bugs or rodents!
Suburban Exterminating has some advice to avoid any major pest problems when baking and cooking for your holidays this year.  Of course, should you find yourself facing any pest control problems, Suburban is open every day this holiday season, except Christmas Day and December 26th, New Year’s Day and January 2nd, to help you make the most of the 2011 holiday season.

Holiday Baking and Cooking
Abundant food supplies in pantries, sweet cookies left out for Santa, and food-based decorations are a rodent’s or insect’s Christmas wishes come true.  “Pantry pests”, like ants, weevils and beetles, love to eat rich, carbohydrate-heavy holiday foods. Rodents are attracted to these foods, as well. 
The best defense against these nuisances is cleanliness, as well as:
  • Store loose food items (flour, rice, cereals) in tightly-sealed plastic or glass containers.
  • Do not mix old and new food items and clean containers regularly.
  • Keep cabinets and pantries dry. 
  • Keep counter tops clean and free of crumbs and spills.
  • Throw out expired food, or ones showing signs of mold.
  • Cover cookies in plastic wrap or store in plastic containers.
Many people use food as decorations for their homes at the holidays.  Gingerbread houses, popcorn garland, candy canes and other sweets will only attract pests.  If you do notice any insects or rodents after putting out these decorations, throw them out right away!  Suburban Exterminating recommends using plastic decorations and saving the sweets for eating.

Suburban wishes your family a happy, healthy holiday season, free of pest control concerns, but reminds its customers that we are on call!  Let us take care of your exterminations, just leave us a few cookies


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