Holiday Gift Hitchhikers

FAIRFAX, Va. (December 16, 2013) – Online shopping has greatly increased the number of packages that get sent to homes from all over the world. If homeowners are not careful, these packages could also be bringing unwanted gifts into the home.

Pests such as mice could be keeping warm inside a box, and plants or flowers could be hosts for spiders and their eggs. It is good practice to examine boxes for holes or damage before bringing them inside or to open packages outside.