You know that little pitter-patter you hear during the holidays? No, it’s not your children sneaking around trying to uncover your presents. It’s bugs, vermin, mice and spiders invading your home, looking to get in on the celebration. Because, unfortunately, the holidays are ripe with opportunities for pests to enter your house.
According to the National Pest Management Association, firewood and Christmas trees can bring in ants and spiders, boxes of decorations can harbor mice and baking ingredients can transport pantry pests.
To keep your holiday cheer reserved for only human consumption, cross these tips from the NPMA off your Christmas prep checklist: