SEND UNWANTED PESTS PACKING THIS VACATION SEASON
Arrow Exterminators Provides Homeowners with a Pest Prevention
To-Do List before They Head Out of Town
Homeowners heading out of town to their favorite summer
destination often take care to make sure the homes they leave
behind are properly lit, locked and protected from intruders.
However, Arrow Exterminators, a local pest and termite control
company, warns that homeowners should be equally concerned about
those intruders who could make their way inside on four, six or
eight legs, and cause significant damage in the process.
In an effort to help families avoid a variety of pest
infestations while away from home and to help send those unexpected
"pesty" houseguests packing this vacation season, Arrow
Exterminators offers the following pest prevention to-do list:
• Remove or drain sources of standing water in the yard that
could be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, including birdbaths,
kiddie pools and saucers of flowerpots. Additionally, clean out
rain gutters to prevent water from standing in drains.
• Cut tree branches and other plants away from the home to keep
insects, especially ants, from using them as a means of
• Discard garbage prior to leaving for vacation and be sure any
last minute trash is placed in well-sealed garbage cans so that
houseflies, which will travel up to 20 miles to get food, do not
make your leftovers their next meal.
• Use airtight containers to store leftover food, especially
sweets, in the pantry to prevent ant infestations. Also, pack
snacks for the car or plane in airtight containers or bags to
ensure ants do not travel with you on vacation.
• Seal clothes in large plastic bags within your suitcase and keep
them sealed during your hotel stay to prevent beg bugs from hiding
in them. When you return home, inspect and vacuum suitcases before
bringing them inside and wash all clothing in hot water.
"With all the excitement and preparation of vacation on the
mind, homeowners may neglect to protect their property from pests
before they head out of town," said Shay Runion, Arrow Pest Expert.
"However, by taking the necessary prevention steps and getting the
help of experts with specialized training, homeowners can safeguard
their property and be confident that they will not return home to
any unwanted visitors."