‘Twas the night before #Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a #termite. Just kidding, the creatures are probably (most definitely) stirring in your home this winter. The thing about winter is that pests really love and hate, is the cold. Some pests (like termites) love the cold and damp days ahead of us during this “joyous” season because that’s how your home’s wood gets nice and soft. Also, it gets extra yummy for critters like termites.
Another interesting part of this season, is that some of us bring home Christmas trees. Although this is a fun and even beautiful tradition to many, critters also love this tradition because they get to ride along with the trees…right into your home. If you are planning on buying a fresh tree this winter, make sure you buy it from a trusted retailer that knows how to shake them clean (no need to bring home anything else besides the tree).
One last thing to do, before your family and friends come over for the holidays, is to winter proof your home. First, call Exxel for a free inspection to see how if your termites have been enjoying your home as much as you have. Then, take out the tree as soon as winter is over. There is no need to allow more and more things live in your home (tree). After that, have a very Happy Holiday!