The holiday season is essentially here, and while you might be dreaming of sugar plum fairies, some pests are dreaming of invading your kitchen. With all the bustle and excitement of the holidays, it can be easy to overlook a few signs of a kitchen pest invasion. But ignore them at your peril! These little critters can do a lot of damage to your holiday plans—especially if it involves food. Here are three pests you’ll want to keep an eye out for this holiday season.
The stockings are hung. The tree is up and decorated. The lights are shining. Maybe you’ve got a nice mug of eggnog or a glass of mulled wine. You’re ready to celebrate the holiday.
But so are the bugs!
Rodents absolutely love holiday season. The warmth and food are like a magnet to them, especially when it’s cold outside. Can we blame them? Of course not. But that doesn’t mean we want to welcome them into our homes, either. Here are a few furry pests who might want to crash your holiday festivities.
Maryland winters can be highly unpredictable. Some years, it’s like we’re living in a frozen, snowy wasteland. Other years, it’s like winter in Florida. Depending on the weather and temperatures, the types of bugs you might see in and around your house can vary. For example, in past years, milder winters have resulted in early appearances of stink bugs and odorous house ants.
As temperatures continue to drop and our thermostats continue to climb, our homes are starting to become an inviting place for mice to make their winter home. This is particularly true if you live in heavily wooded areas, though we’ve seen plenty of mice and other rodents in city settings as well.