Holiday Decor and Common Attic Pests

According to a survey by Pro Flowers, 73% of Americans start decorating for Christmas right before or right after their Thanksgiving meal. When do you venture up to the attic to take out your Christmas decorations?

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Whether you firmly believe in waiting until two weeks before the big day, or you’re already decking the halls by Halloween, we can all agree that decorating for the holidays is such a special time of the year. Putting up the tree, stringing lights, and wrapping gifts are all great ways to spend time with the ones we love. Unfortunately, this time of year may also bring some unwanted guests into the home. If you venture into the attic to retrieve your holiday décor and find a rodent, that’s one Christmas gift you’ll want to return.


In Eastern North Carolina, the early winter months bring rain and wind rather than soft fallen snow, which can leave our homes susceptible to rodent infestations. Their natural habitats become rained out, and they are forced to higher ground.


If you find rodents in your attic, this is a problem that you want to tackle immediately. Rodents spread diseases, breed rapidly, and have the capability to destroy your home. Every type of rodent has unique telltale signs of infestation and must be controlled in specific ways. You need a Rid-A-Pest professional who specializes in removing and preventing infestation of house mice, Norway rats, and roof rats. Roof rats are more expensive to find and remove, as they require daily visits to homes to check traps. Roof rats are more common in Morehead City, Pine Knoll Shores, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Harkers Island, Swansboro, and Jacksonville.


At Rid-A-Pest, we utilize only humane rodent control methods to safely and effectively remove these pests from your living spaces. Once we’re done, we’ll close up any pest entry points in and around your home to ensure that your family stays rodent free far past the holiday season.


Give yourself the gift of peace of mind this Christmas by calling the rodent experts at Rid-A-Pest. You’ll receive a free estimate from your residential rodent control professional in Wilson, Greenville, Morehead City, Raleigh, and surrounding areas. Happy Holidays!

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