Spooky Critters

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Halloween is finally upon us, Tri-County Pest Control fans!  In just a few short hours, children will be lining the streets, going door-to-door in the age-old tradition of collecting candy.  Whether you plan to join the costume-bearers this year, or stay at home and pass out goodies to those who come to your door, there are a few things you should be aware of for pest defense.  Read on how you can make your Halloween and pest-free Halloween!

For those going out on the town, you are going to need to watch out for nighttime critters, especially ones that can potentially carry diseases.  Mosquitoes, flies, and ticks can all fall into that category, but can all be easily defended against.  Make sure both you and your child are wearing clothes that completely cover the body (which will be very convenient since it will be cold), and make sure you stay away from wooded areas as much as you can.  Even in late October, ticks can still latch onto you, which would most certainly put a damper on your spooky spirit.  Rubbing a few dryer sheets on your and your child is also an effective way to keep the mosquitoes and flies away, and it might even repel some ghosts you may encounter.

For those staying at home and manning the door, the main thing for you is to make sure you limit how long your day stays open.  Sure, spiders make for a great Halloween decoration, but you wouldn’t want a live one creeping into your home whilst you give trick-or-treaters those full-sized candy bars.  Keep the door shut for as long as you can, and only open when necessary.  In addition, you can also change out your white porch lights for a color a little more ominous, to both keep moths away and to provide a super creepy Halloween effect.

No matter the role you plan to play tonight, we hope that you and your families have a fun, safe, and pest-free Halloween!  Go out there and make some memories!

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