How to Enjoy a Pest-Free Holiday Season in Florida
You know what they say about Florida - if it's not the heat, it's the bugs. As a homeowner in the Sunshine State, the holiday season often attracts unwanted visitors trying to crash your festivities. Between the warmer weather and extra food around the house, the conditions are perfect for pesky insects and rodents to make themselves at home. Before your guests arrive and the celebrations begin, invest in a little pest prevention. With some natural prevention and professional pest control services if needed, you can enjoy a jolly pest free holiday season.
Common Pests in Florida Homes During The Holiday Season
If you're like most Floridians, you love spending the holidays at home with friends and family. Unfortunately, you're not the only ones enjoying the festivities—pesky bugs want to crash your party too. During the fall and winter, there are a few unwelcome visitors to watch out for so you can have a pest-free holiday season.
Common Pests in Florida Homes During The Fall And Winter
Roaches - These creepy crawlers seek out the warmth and leftover crumbs in your home. Store food in sealed containers and clean up food debris to eliminate access to food sources. You can also use natural repellents like diatomaceous earth or boric acid powder in cracks and crevices. For severe infestations, it's best to call a professional for cockroach extermination services.
Ants - Ants are on the hunt for sweet treats to bring back to the colony. Wipe up spills, store sugary goodies in the fridge or airtight containers and fix any leaks to remove access to moisture. There are many do it yourself treatments for ants. You can also create natural ant deterrents using essential oils like eucalyptus, lavender or citrus. As with roaches, call an exterminator for large-scale ant problems.
Moths - So moths can sometimes be a real nuisance in the home, especially around the holidays. There's a few different kinds that like to sneak in too - pantry moths and brown house moths are pretty common. The good news is moths aren't dangerous. In fact, they're pretty easy to deal with and can be controlled using a handheld vacuum cleaner. But to really keep moths away, you gotta be careful how you store your dry foods. Those little guys love raiding pantries for snacks. So make sure everything's sealed up tight so no more moths get the chance to move in!
Mosquitoes - Despite cooler temperatures, mosquitoes can be a problems year round in Tampa Bay. Standing water from the rainy season becomes breeding grounds for mosquitoes. No matter what time of year, we recommend you eliminate standing water around the house in pet bowls, gutters, birdbaths, etc.
Natural Prevention Methods to Keep Bugs Out For A Pest Free Holiday Season
During the holidays in Florida, the warm weather means the bugs are still out in full force. To enjoy a pest free holiday season, take some natural prevention steps to keep creepy crawlers out of your home.
Seal Up Entry Points
First, inspect the exterior of your house for any cracks or holes in foundations, windows, doors, attics, and basements - then seal them up. Caulk, weatherstripping, door sweeps, and repairing damaged screens can go a long way toward blocking pests from getting inside.
Keep The House Clean
Make sure not to leave food scraps over night, dirty dishes or standing water out that can attract pests. Take the trash out regularly. Be sure to securely seal any food scraps or compost them in an area away from the house. Get rid of any standing water in pet bowls, gutters, flower pots and birdbaths. These can create breeding spots for mosquitoes and other bugs.
Use Natural Repellents
Try natural essential oils with pest-repelling properties around entry points or on your Christmas tree like peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender or citrus. You can also plant aromatic herbs like rosemary, basil, catnip or chrysanthemums around the house. Bugs don't like the strong fragrance.
Be Sure To Store Food Properly
Food is the number one reason why pests are found in the home. It's especially true around the holidays when there's so much good food just laying around. Instead, keep it sealed up air tight so nothing can get to it. Make sure to put away cookies, leftovers, anything with a smell in containers the critters can't get into. That'll go a long way in keeping pests from crashing your holidays.
When to Call in the Professionals: Benefits of Professional Pest Control
When it comes to pest control, DIY methods only go so far. For an extra barrier against holiday pests, calling Super D Pest Control is your best bet. Our holiday pest exterminators offer many benefits over handling it yourself.
Experience and Expertise
From roaches to termites, Super D Pest Control technicians have years of training and experience eliminating all types of Florida pests. We know the proper techniques and treatment methods to target the pest in the safest, most effective way possible. Access to extermination products and equipment give us an edgfe over pests. Call us today to schedule a customized plan for your home.
Super D can thoroughly treat your entire home in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it yourself. They know the hiding spots and entry points to focus on to eliminate the infestation at the source.
Safety and Compliance
Licensed pest control companies such as Super D Pest Control employ fully certified technicians and follow all laws regarding proper application and handling of pesticides. Our treatment plans are designed to be safe for both people and pets. Our experts can treat hard to get to areas like attics and crawl spaces that may be difficult or dangerous to reach yourself.
Although professional pest control services require an upfront investment, they are often more cost effective in the long run. Do it yourself methods may require multiple treatments that never fully eliminate an infestation. In fact, some over the counter treatments can make a situation worse if applied improperly. At Super D Pest Control, we get it right the first time, saving you time, money and frustration.
Peace of Mind
The biggest benefit of professional pest control is the peace of mind it provides. Once the initial treatment is done, we can offer ongoing service plans to monitor and quickly re-treat if any pests return. You can feel at ease in your own home, knowing that experts have eliminated current infestations and are actively protecting against future invasions.
Many Florida homeowners have relied on Super D Pest Control. We have the expertise, equipment, and experience to reclaim your home from unwanted bugs and keep it pest-free all season long.
Call Super D Pest Control For A Pest Free Holiday Season Anywhere In The Greater Tampa Bay Area
By taking some simple preventative measures like sealing up entry points and using natural repellents, you can focus on what really matters this season - creating memories with loved ones. When you want to make sure pest don't have a chance this holiday, call Super D Pest Control at (727) 433-5310 or click the "Let's Chat" tab below to contact us on the web. Make the most of the holidays in Tampa Bay by keeping the pests out and the good times in.