The 12 Pests of Christmas

The 12 Pests of Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner, and you’ve been telling the kids that not even a creature was stirring… but then there’s that pesky mouse. There’s barely any time to finish wrapping up all the presents, let alone deal with any unwelcomed pests of Christmas.

If you have these 12 pests of Christmas, it might be a sign that you need to put pest control at the top of your list to Santa this year.

1. On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a squirrel hiding in the Christmas tree.

Who needs ornaments when you have a real, live squirrel perched in one of your tree branches?

2. The kids were just as surprised as you to find a mouse hiding in their stockings.

There’s that pesky little mouse… if only you had followed these tips to prevent them from stirring during the holiday season.

3. A nice family of cockroaches moved into the gingerbread house on the counter.

After all that effort you put into crafting the perfect gingerbread house, and you don’t even get to take a single bite. On the bright side, at least someone gets to enjoy it.

4. You can’t tell if that’s tinsel or spider webs on the tree.

No one likes spiders. Not even us. Most spiders won’t do more than give you a small bump if you get bitten, but it’s always a good idea to know which ones can do some damage.

5. The ants have already helped themselves to the fruitcake.

First come, first served, right? Does anyone ever really eat the fruitcake anyway? Maybe we should be thanking them…

6. Santa can’t figure out who’s been naughtier: the kids or the termites.

Termites work silently and invisibly, hiding the damage until it’s too late – just like when the kids get into the markers.

7. You don’t remember putting any chocolate chips in Santa’s cookies…

If we had to guess, we’d say that every mouse is on the naughty list.

8. There’s no such thing as a silent night when the bed bugs have nestled all snug in your beds.

If you’re one of those people that are itching to get the holidays over with, the bed bugs are right there with you – except they won’t just leave after the Christmas party with the rest of your guests.

9. Is that your mistletoe hanging in the doorway? Or a bat?

It looks like the kids won’t be seeing mommy kissing Santa Claus anytime soon. Sorry mom, maybe next year.

10. No lords a leaping in sight, but there’s plenty of flies-a-buzzing.

The last thing you want is to be sitting around the table for Christmas dinner with everyone waving their hands in front of their faces to shoo away those annoying little fruit flies.

11. The only things dashing through the snow are the opossums living in your garage.

Opossums are social critters, always trying to get their little hands on whatever food they can find – so make sure you toss any of that leftover fruitcake right into the garbage can where it belongs.

12. Visions of fleas dancing in your head replaced any chance of sugar plum fairies appearing.

Maybe you shouldn’t get your pets anything for Christmas this year. After all, they are the reason that you’re still having flea-related nightmares.

If all you want for Christmas is a pest-free home, be sure to give us a call at 706-979-2536 or contact us here. We’ll make sure the only visitor you get is jolly ol’ St. Nick, so you can have a holly jolly Christmas.