Don't Let Pests Ruin Your Valentine's Day

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You can’t wait to see your significant other’s face when he or she sees everything you’ve planned in order to make this Valentine’s Day special! You know you’ve really outdone yourself this year, and you are certain you've thought of every single detail… and then it happens. The most embarrassing, disappointing mood-killer possible: a mouse darts out from under the refrigerator, causing your date to jump on a chair and scream, or a cockroach crawls across the table where you’re seated by candlelight enjoying your Valentine’s Day meal! It doesn’t matter how well your date is going up until that moment, nothing will make a date end faster than pests inviting themselves to your Valentine’s Day date! If pests make an appearance in your home during your special moment, chances are they’ll ruin your Valentine’s Day.

Pests come into our homes in search of food, water, and shelter. With the cold February temperatures in upstate New York, some nuisance pests are also looking for a place to keep warm and survive the winter. You can make your home less accessible and help prevent pests with the following tips:

  • Inspect the outside of your home and the foundation for any possible entry points 

  • Use caulk or steel wool to seal gaps, cracks, and openings around pipes and utility cables

  • Install door sweeps

  • Replace broken window screens

  • Fix leaky faucets and pipes to reduce access to water

  • Vacuum regularly to eliminate crumbs

  • Keep food in tightly sealed containers

  • Promptly take the trash out and keep in covered receptacles

Sometimes homes are challenged by nuisance pests even when we take preventative measures to keep them out. If you’ve had enough of the unwelcome guests, including mice, ants, spiders, wasps, yellow jackets, termites, and roaches - the Albany pest control professionals at Thomas Pest Services have the solution for you. Our Complete Care Plan protects your home with year-round services provided every other month, on both the interior and exterior of your home. We can help exclude pests from gaining entry into your home by sealing possible entry points, while eliminating existing pests, and monitoring for future problems. No matter what type of pests are invading your home, and no matter what season, having a year-round pest control service from Thomas Pest Control will ensure you enjoy your home free from pests.

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