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Home Tips: Getting Ready for the Ber Months

by | Sep 13, 2023 | General Pests, News

Last updated on October 25th, 2023 at 06:50 pm

As the Christmas season approaches, the Philippines ushers in a season of anticipation and celebration. This period, which includes the months of September, October, November, and December, is a time of joy and celebration for everyone. These home tips ensure you make the most of this joyful season in your own abode, while Creating a pest-free holiday season, one home at a time.

Creating a Festive Atmosphere for Ber Months

Home Tips # 1: Holiday Decorations

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There are a lot of ways to make your house into a festive wonderland, but one way is by decorating it with holiday cheer. *wink* Hang colorful lights, put up a Christmas tree, and adorn your space with ornaments. If you’re on a budget, consider DIY decor projects using materials you already have at home. Engaging in decoration activities with your loved ones can also add to the holiday spirit.

Pest Control Tip: Inspect your holiday decorations for any signs of pest infestations, such as nests or droppings. Store decorations in sealed containers to prevent pests from making themselves at home.

Home Tips # 2: Holiday Scents

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Enhance your home’s ambiance with the inviting scents of the holiday season. Light-scented candles or use essential oils with holiday fragrances like cinnamon, pine, and vanilla. You can even create your own scented candles as a fun and personalized project to make your home a little cozier.

Pest Control Tip: Be cautious when using scented candles, as some scents may attract pests. Opt for scents like peppermint or eucalyptus that pests dislike.

Home Tips # 3: Indoor and Outdoor Lighting

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Make your home shine bright with creative indoor and outdoor lighting. Use fairy lights, lanterns, and LED displays to create a magical atmosphere. Don’t forget to prioritize safety by ensuring all electrical connections are secure and waterproof.

Pest Control Tip: Check outdoor lighting fixtures for insects or webs that could affect their performance. Clean them regularly to prevent pest attraction.

Home Tips # 4: Holiday Music and Entertainment

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Set the mood with your favorite Christmas tunes and movies. Create a Christmas playlist and enjoy music that brings joy to your home. Host family movie nights with classic Christmas films to create cherished memories.

Pest Control Tip: Inspect your sound systems and entertainment areas for pests, as they can hide in electronic equipment. Clean these areas regularly to prevent infestations.

Ensuring Comfort and Safety

Home Tips # 5: Energy Efficiency

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With the cooler Ber months, focus on energy efficiency to keep your home cozy without breaking the bank. Check for drafts and insulate your windows and doors. Switch to energy-efficient lighting and appliances for your holiday preparations. This not only helps you save on electricity costs but also contributes to the world’s sustainability.

Pest Control Tip: Seal any gaps or cracks in your home’s exterior, as pests can enter through these openings. Pay special attention to areas around windows and doors.

Home Tips # 6: Holiday Preparedness

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The Philippines is known for typhoons during the Ber months. Ensure your home is storm-ready by inspecting your roof and clearing gutters. Prepare an emergency kit with non-perishable food, bottled water, flashlights, and first aid supplies. Being ready for emergencies is a crucial part of holiday preparedness.

Pest Control Tip: Regularly inspect your pantry and food storage areas for signs of pests, such as chewed packaging or droppings. Store food in airtight containers to prevent pest access.

Home Tips # 7: Fire Safety

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Safety is paramount during the holidays, especially when using candles and lights. Check your fire prevention measures, including fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. Ensure they are in working order to keep your home and loved ones safe.

Pest Control Tip: Check firewood and storage areas for pests like termites. Store firewood away from your home to prevent pests from migrating inside.

Home Tips # 8: Guest Comfort

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If you’re expecting guests, make their stay comfortable. Prepare guest rooms with clean bedding and extra toiletries. Ensure they feel at home by providing cozy amenities.

Pest Control Tip: Wash guest bedding and linens in hot water to kill any potential bed bugs or allergens. Vacuum and clean guest rooms regularly to prevent pests.

Home Tips # 9: Cooking and Food Safety

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Plan your holiday meals in advance, taking into account dietary preferences and allergies. Practice safe food handling to prevent foodborne illnesses during gatherings. Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold for your guests’ safety.

Pest Control Tip: Keep food preparation areas clean and free from crumbs or spills that can attract pests. Dispose of food scraps promptly in sealed trash bins.

Professional Pest Control Services by Environet

To add an extra layer of comfort and assurance to your holiday preparations, Environet Pest Control is proud to launch our special September Campaign: “Creating a Pest-Free Holiday Season, One Home at a Time.” We understand that the Ber months often come with increased pest activity, and our mission is to ensure that your home remains a haven, free from unwanted intruders.

September Promo:

  • Discount Rate: 9.9% Discount
  • Services: All Pest Control Services
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As part of our September Campaign, we’re excited to offer you an exclusive September Promo: a generous 9.9% discount on all our pest control services. From termite prevention to general pest control, we’ve got your home covered. Let Environet Pest Control take care of your pest control needs, so you can focus on making lasting memories with your loved ones.

With Environet Pest Control and our September Campaign, you can enjoy the Ber months without the worry of pests disrupting your celebrations.

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The Ber months are a magical time in the Philippines, and your home can be the heart of the festivities. With the assistance of Environet Pest Control and these home tips, you can create a welcoming and safe environment for your family and friends. Embrace the spirit of Christmas, and let the holiday joy fill your home.

If you have pest problems, book Environet Pest Control Services or Contact Environet Pest Control today!


1. What are some affordable holiday decor ideas?

  • Affordable decor ideas include using natural elements like pinecones and branches, repurposing old ornaments, and making your own decorations.

2. How can I make my home smell like the holidays?

  • You can create holiday scents by simmering a pot of water with spices like cinnamon and cloves or by using scented candles and essential oils.

3. Are there any local holiday events or traditions in the Philippines that I should consider participating in?

  • Explore and enjoy local holiday events and traditions such as Simbang Gabi, parol-making contests, and festive Christmas markets.

4. What should I include in my storm-ready emergency kit?

  • Your storm-ready emergency kit should include non-perishable food, bottled water, flashlights, batteries, a first aid kit, important documents, and clothing.

5. How often should I test my smoke detectors for safety?

  • It’s recommended to test your smoke detectors monthly to ensure they are working correctly. Replace batteries as needed and replace detectors if they are outdated or malfunctioning.

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