Florida Holiday Pest Control Tips For You And Your Family
Stay In Control Of Your Home With These Holiday Pest Control Tips Here In Florida
For most of us, the holidays can be a stressful time of year. Here at Super D Pest Control, while we can't really help you with the cooking or the gifts, we can help you with keeping your home pest free with these holiday pest control tips. How do you keep black ants away from Santa's cookies? How do you keep pests out of the fireplace? How do I keep pests off my pets on a cold night? Below are some simple tips to help you keep pests off your to do list so you can enjoy your time with friends and family this holiday.
Follow These Important Holiday Pest Control Tips
Treat Your Sweets With Care
Those holiday cookies and sweets displays may look great on your table, but they attract more than just compliments. Sugar hungry pests love the holidays. So, it is more important during this time of year more than any other to ensure you clean up food left overs and crumbs from around the table, along with any cooking residue and grease around the stove. Pests such as ants and cockroaches are attracted to the sugars and fats that normally come with holiday cuisine. Once one of these insects locates a food source, they send out signals for others to join them. For some of us, having family at our homes is enough. Be sure to keep a clean kitchen to prevent more uninvited guests at the table.
Be Careful Pulling Out Holiday Decorations
Most people store their holiday decor in sheds, attics or garages for 11 months out of the year. What better place for insects to hide and live undisturbed. Be sure to inspect storage boxes outside before bringing them into the home to prevent spiders, german cockroaches and other pests. Lastly, we suggest keeping your decorations in a storage tub with a locking lid. Avoid using cardboard boxes.
Handling Pets On Cold Nights
For those of us that have pets that spend time outdoors, you will want to inspect your pets before bringing them inside on a cold night. While fleas and ticks are not incredibly active during the winter, it is not out of the question that they could find a way to hitchhike their way indoors. Also, when it comes to feeding your pets, be sure to put out only enough food for them to eat without leaving any left overs. Left over cat and dog food will always attract bugs.
Let's Talk About Bedbugs
When any traveling is involved, there is always the risk of transporting bed bugs. If you are traveling over the holidays, be extra diligent about inspecting your hotel room and even private homes for bed bugs. We know it seems uncomfortable thinking that our family has bed bugs in their home, but you can never be too safe, because a bed bug infestation is an absolute nightmare. It's not worth the risk. Be sure to inspect under mattresses and inside nightstand drawers. Most importantly, check the area where your bags will be kept.
Check Your Firewood
Cold nights beg for building a fire. Insects and spiders love making their home in wood piles, especially Black Widows. Be sure to inspect any wood and remove any creepy crawlies before bringing it into the house. It's also important to bring in only the wood you intend to burn. Storing extra wood in the house can allow bugs that may be hiding out to come out and greet you and your guests.
Happy Holidays From Super D Pest Control
If you found these holiday pest control tips from Super D Pest Control helpful, be sure to share them with your neighbors or friends. We have over 25 years of pest control expertise. If you ever find yourself with a pest control issue, be sure to contact us for a free estimate. From fire ants to silverfish to rodents, we can handle a wide variety of pest control services. Call us at (727) 433-5310 or use the contact form below and get in touch with one of the best pest control companies in Tampa Bay.