Florida Christmas Pest Control Tips
Updated: Feb 23
A Warm Climate In The Winter Can Attract Pests. Here's Some Important Florida Christmas Pest Control Tips To Remember.
It's the time of year for holiday decor, family, friends, parties, good food and heart warming movies on TV. There's a lot to love and look forward to about the holiday season in December. While Florida doesn't get much snow, pests like roaches, rats and spiders can still make their way into your home to seek shelter from cooler temperatures. It is important to prepare your home with these Florida Christmas pest control tips so you don't have any unwanted visitors spoiling the holiday festivities this year.
Keep Firewood Away From Your Home
If you have a fireplace or a fire pit in your home, it is important to note that ants and rodents can often build nests within your wood pile. If you keep wood next to or near your home, there is a chance that those same pests can make their way into your house. We recommend keeping any firewood piles at least 30 feet away from your house.
Inspect Christmas Trees And Wreaths
Whether your Christmas tree is real or fake, it is important to inspect your tree carefully for any signs of insects or pests before installing it in your house. While it may seem logical for a real tree to have pests attached, even a fake tree that has been in storage all year long can come with nesting rodents or roaches. A good Florida Christmas pest control idea is to be sure to check specifically for spiders, aphids or rodent droppings. If you end up getting a live tree, be sure to shake your tree vigorously before bringing it inside your home. Many tree lots have automatic tree shakers for this reason to remove pests. Be sure to ask about it at the time of purchase.
Secure Your Trash
After large holiday meals, we often throw away a lot of scraps and leftovers, which if left in loose trash bags or containers can attract rodents, raccoons and other wildlife. When throwing away any organic leftovers, be sure to tightly tie off any trash bags and store in a sealed trash container far away from the house.
Store Holiday Decorations In Plastic Bins
Mice, rats and roaches love to make nests in cardboard. Keeping your holiday decorations in plastic bins instead of cardboard boxes is the best way to avoid an infestation. Plastic is a much tougher material for rodents to chew through instead of cardboard. As an extra piece of Florida Christmas pest control advice, be sure to store your plastic bins off the ground on a shelf to avoid any insects building nest underneath your boxes.
Florida Christmas Pest Control All Year Round
No matter what time of year it is, Super D Pest Control can help provide you with a safe, healthy and pest free home. Ask us about our affordable year round pest management programs for your home. For more information about our effective pest control services, call Super D Pest Control at (727) 433-5310 or contact us online below. We are ready to provide you with some of the best pest control services in the Tampa Bay area.