January 21, 2022

January is the perfect time to start making new habits in life and around the home. One of the best new year’s resolutions you can make for your home is to address your pest control needs. That may mean taking care of an infestation or taking some preventative measures with the help of professional pest control in Knoxville.

Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to pest-proof your home for 2022 and beyond.

Store Your Holiday Decor Properly

Now that you have taken down all of those beautiful holiday decorations, it is important to store them properly. Lofts, basements, and storage sheds are a haven for pests! If you are packing away your decorations, make sure you use sturdy plastic containers with well-fitting lids to keep pests from getting inside! Rodents will chew through flimsy boxes!

Seal Up the Gaps

You would be amazed at what can squeeze through even the most minor gaps in your doors or windows! One of the most common prevention tips you will hear from anyone providing pest control in Knoxville is to seal up the gaps! Add door sweeps on the exterior doors to seal the gap between the door and the floor. Also, use filler to seal up cracks, crevices, and pipe entrance points.

Get a Pest Control Inspection

They say that prevention is better than a cure, which is definitely the case for pest control! We recommend arranging an inspection for your home immediately with a provider of pest control in Knoxville. This will pinpoint any potential problems and allow your technician to come up with a personalized treatment program designed to eliminate any existing pests and prevent future infestations.


It’s never too early to make a start on your spring cleaning! Pests love a warm, dark place to hide, so getting rid of some of the clutter around your house can help prevent unwanted house guests! Start at the lowest level of the house and work your way up. Keep your storage boxes sealed and off the floor. Ensure food is stored correctly in airtight containers and eliminate any damp or dusty patches where pests may make themselves at home. Call in professional pest control in Knoxville if you find evidence of an unexpected guest!


Otis Termite & Pest Control is a full-service pest control company with a focus on outstanding service. We have been serving the East Tennessee area for over 56 years and our reputation is built on prompt and effective service. We’re good at what we do and we’re fast. We do the job right the first time – and that’s an actual guarantee! 

Call 865.690.1662 or visit www.otispestcontrol.net.



Emily Moeck

"I unknowingly moved into a home that had a HUGE bed bug infestation..."Don't you worry, we are on top of this until they are gone, I promise!"... Jack was knowledgeable and honest in his assessment of my house/treatment methods. Thank you, Jack and Rocky and the whole Otis team! My home is home again!"


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