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Keeping Uninvited Pests Away: A Pest-Free Thanksgiving in Florida

November 1, 2023   |   Pest Control

Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to come together and celebrate with gratitude. While you’re planning a sumptuous feast and counting your blessings, the last thing you want to deal with are uninvited guests of the pest variety. In Florida, where the climate means pests are a year-round problem, keeping cockroaches, rodents, and pantry pests away during Thanksgiving is a top priority. Our goal is to help you enjoy a pest-free holiday season through expert service and giving you some pro tips.

Seal Entry Points:

Florida’s mild climate means pests can be active even during the Thanksgiving season. To keep cockroaches, rodents, and other vermin out, inspect your home for any cracks or gaps around doors, windows, and utility openings. Seal these entry points with caulk or weatherstripping to prevent pests from sneaking in.

Maintain a Clean Kitchen:

Stored product pests like flour beetles and grain weevils can quickly infest your stored food items. Keep your pantry clean and well-organized. Store grains, cereals, and other dry goods in airtight containers to prevent pantry pests from getting in. Pantry pests aren’t the only critters that are attracted to where you store your food so consider this tip a two-for-one!

Regular Cleaning Routine:

Cockroaches thrive in warm and humid environments, and Florida’s climate is perfect for them. Regularly clean your kitchen, dispose of food scraps, and keep your trash cans sealed tightly. A clean environment reduces attractants for these pests.

Outdoor Pest Control:

Florida’s climate is also conducive to outdoor pests that can find their way indoors. Consider investing in pest control services that focus on the exterior of your home. This can help keep unwanted pests at bay during your Thanksgiving festivities.

Our general household pest control program includes tri-annual outdoor treatment in addition to as many service calls as you’d like. All you have to do is call (800)225-5305 and let us know if you’d like us to visit between outdoor services.

Inspect and Repair:

Check for any water leaks as excess moisture attracts pests. Make sure your home’s plumbing is in good condition and fix any leaks promptly. Keep your home dry and well-ventilated to deter pests like cockroaches and rodents. Consider using a dehumidifier and keeping your home at 72°F or below.

Professional Pest Control Services:

When it comes to keeping your home pest-free, nothing beats the expertise of professional pest control services. We assess your specific pest problem and provide targeted treatments to eliminate and prevent infestations. You can schedule a free inspection here or call (800)225-5305.

Thanksgiving is a time for warmth, laughter, and creating lasting memories with loved ones. By taking proactive steps to keep pests at bay, you can focus on the festivities, savor your delicious meal, and give thanks without unwanted interruptions. In Florida, where pests can be a persistent challenge, a little prevention can go a long way in making your holiday season truly pest-free. Enjoy a wonderful and pest-free Thanksgiving in the Sunshine State!

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