At this most wonderful time of the year, Braman Termite and Pest Elimination urges homeowners to heed signs that creatures may be stirring—or gnawing on festive décor.
According to the experts at Braman, a leading provider of pest management services in southern New England since 1890, pests can put a heavy and even dangerous
damper on holiday spirits. “When you bring outdoor greenery into your home, you also bring anything that may be living in it,” said Jerry Lazarus,
third generation owner of Braman Termite and Pest Elimination. “This can mean beetles, spiders, mites, deer ticks and other ‘tree travelers.’ Some
are nuisances, while others present an actual health hazard.”
Mice, perhaps the most common type of winter pest, are not only potential disease carriers but may present a serious safety hazard as well. “They have a habit of chewing insulation and wiring, which poses a very real fire risk,” Lazarus said. “Wires and rodents make a dangerous combination, and you’re bound to find both in storage areas such as attics and basements. An unsecured box of holiday decorations could look like home to a family of mice.”
To help ensure a safe and relaxing holiday season, Braman Termite & Pest Elimination and National Pest Management Association (NPMA) suggest these tips:
These efforts can help keep unwanted holiday guests at bay, but if an infestation is suspected, contact Braman Termite and Pest Elimination to evaluate the problem and recommend an action plan. For a free consultation and estimate, contact us today!