As Halloween ends, many of us enjoy decorating our homes with spooky spider webs, life-sized skeletons, and haunted houses. But did you know that your Halloween decorations could be attracting pests? Read on to learn more about how your Halloween decorations might be attracting pests—and what you can do to prevent it.
Pests are attracted to food, water, and shelter. Your Halloween decorations may be providing all three of these things for unwanted critters. Here are a few ways to prevent pests from being attracted to your Halloween decorations:
Keep food and candy away from your decorations. If you’re handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, make sure to keep the bowl or container away from any spider webs or other decorations. You don’t want pests getting into the candy!
Use fake spider webs instead of real ones. Real spider webs can provide shelter for spiders and other insects. If you must use real spider webs, be sure to remove them after Halloween.
Check your decorations for cracks or holes where pests could enter. If you find any cracks or holes, seal them up with caulk or another appropriate material. You don’t want pests making their way into your home!
Your Halloween decorations may be attracting pests without you even realising it. But there are a few simple ways to prevent pests from being attracted to your decorations. Keep food and candy away from your décor, use fake spider webs instead of real ones, and check your decorations for any cracks or holes where pests could enter. By following these simple tips, you can enjoy a pest-free Halloween!