Spring in Florida not only ushers warmer weather and blooming flowers but also paves the way for unwelcome pests. From buzzing mosquitoes to creeping termites, Floridians must be proactive to protect their homes from these seasonal invaders. Lets dive into some essential tips to keep your home pest-free this spring.
Starting with a Spring clean & Stagnant Waters
Spring cleaning isn’t just about decluttering; it’s your first defense against pests. Clear out any winter debris like fallen branches and leaves that can provide shelter for pests. Securely store food, seal cracks and crevices. and ensure your bins have tight fitting lids. Besides, a clean house is far less attractive to pests. Mosquitoes are synonymous with Florida’s springs. They breed in standing water, so eliminate any stagnant water sources around your home. Clear out your gutters, fix leaky faucets, and refresh the water in bird baths regularly.
Inspect and Protect
Termites love Florida’s humidity and can wreak havoc if left unchecked. Spring is a perfect time for termites to swarm and establish new colonies. Take a walk around you property and inspect for mud tubes, damaged wood, or visible swarms. Consider consulting a professional for prevention treatments. Furthermore, warm weather can lure in ant colonies. Keep them at bay by sealing entry points such as doors and windows frames. Use natural deterrents, for example: vinegar or citrus oils in these areas as repellent.
Regular Pest Control Maintenance
Plants close to your home can act as bridges for pests, so be sure to trim any tree branches or shrubbery that touch your house. Opt for pest-resistant plants, and spread mulch sparingly, as it can be a breeding ground for insects. However, for ultimate peace of mind, it may behoove you to enlist the services of a professional pest control company. Routine inspections and preventative treatments can save you from future headaches and damage to your property.
Lastly, fleas and ticks are not just a problem for pets but for humans too. Regularly bathe your pets and consult your vet for suitable flea and tick control products. Keeping your furry friends protected also keeps your home safe from these biting pests. With these steps, you can enjoy the delightful Floridian spring without nuisance of pests. Regular attention and proactive measures are key to ensuring your living space remains serene and secure.
If you suspect a pest problem, act sooner than later. All of us at RH Miller Pest Services take pride in making sure that you can have an amazing spring pest-free! Servicing Central Florida for over 30 years, including areas like Orlando, we have the expertise to get the results you desire! Pest, Wildlife or Lawn, we do it all. Find out why we have a 5 STAR rating on Google today! Give us a call @ 321-316-3948 to set up a free estimate and leave the rest to us.