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Holiday Cheer, Not Critter Fear: Keeping Your Olympia Celebrations Pest-Free with PestStop!

Holiday Cheer, Not Critter Fear: Keeping Your Olympia Celebrations Pest-Free with PestStop!

The holidays in Olympia are a time for twinkling lights, festive feasts, and family gatherings. But amidst the merriment, there's one unwelcome guest you definitely don't want on your list: pests! Fear not, fellow Olympians, for PestStop is here to help you keep your holiday celebrations critter-free and full of cheer!

Deck the Halls (Not with Rodents!)

  • Seal Up the Stocking Stuffers: Before decorating, give your home a thorough inspection. Seal any cracks or holes around windows, doors, and pipes – these are prime entry points for rodents and other unwelcome visitors.
  • Fir-tastic Fortification: Opt for a fake Christmas tree to avoid inviting in insects and critters that might be hiding among the branches. If you prefer a real tree, shake it thoroughly before bringing it inside and keep it well-watered to prevent pests from taking up residence.
  • Storage Solutions for Seasonal Cheer: Pack up those holiday decorations in airtight containers after the festivities. This prevents pests from munching on ornaments or building nests inside wreaths and garlands.

Feast Without Fear:

  • Kitchen Crusaders: Keep your kitchen clean and crumb-free throughout the holidays. Store food properly in airtight containers, and don't leave dirty dishes lying around – these are open invitations for ants, roaches, and other pantry raiders.
  • Waste Wise Warriors: Empty your garbage cans regularly and keep them sealed tight. Consider placing them outside, especially if you're hosting a large gathering.
  • Pet-Friendly Feasting: Be mindful of your furry friends during the holiday season. Keep their food and treats in separate, securely sealed containers to avoid attracting unwanted guests.

Light Up the Night, Not the Bugs:

  • Outdoor Oasis Patrol: Check your outdoor lights and decorations for any potential nesting spots for insects or rodents. Trim back branches and bushes near your home to discourage them from building their cozy holiday havens too close.
  • Fireplace Flickering, Not Flying: Keep firewood stored away from your house and garage to prevent attracting insects and rodents seeking warmth.
  • Holiday Glow, Not Pest Flow: Use yellow bug lights around your porch and outdoor areas to deter flying insects that might be drawn to the festive lights.


  • Prevention is key: Taking proactive measures before the holidays begin can save you a lot of stress and hassle later.
  • PestStop is your holiday hero: If you do encounter any unwelcome guests, don't hesitate to call PestStop. Our trained technicians are equipped with safe and effective solutions to keep your home pest-free and your holidays merry and bright.

So, let's raise a glass (or a mug of hot cocoa) to a pest-free holiday season in Olympia! With a little planning and the help of PestStop, you can enjoy all the festive fun without any unwanted critters crashing your party. Happy holidays from PestStop!

Bonus Tip: Place cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil or cloves near potential entry points to deter pests with their strong scents.

Let's make Olympia a pest-free paradise, one holiday season at a time!