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Prevent Florida Pests with This Checklist

Preventing pests doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. By incorporating a few easy tasks into your daily routine, you can enjoy a more pleasant and pest-free Florida home or business. Follow this checklist to keep up with pest prevention best practices.

Outside Your Home or Business

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By safeguarding the outside of your home or business, you’ll discourage pests from stepping foot inside your home in the first place.

  • Prune branches so they don’t grow close to your roof. Rodents and ants can access your house by branches that run too close to your roof.

  • Use yellow bug lights outside to attract fewer bugs.

  • Prune ground-level hedges at least 18 inches away from exterior walls.

  • Minimize the wood contact between your home or business and the soil to discourage subterranean termites.

  • Plant native plants, which tend to have fewer insect problems, in your home or business’s yard.

  • Use river rock or lava rocks in plant beds instead of mulch, which is notorious for attracting insects.

  • Pick up fallen citrus from trees around your home, as citrus makes a great meal for rodents.

Inside Your Home or Business

A Florida resident is using a caulking gun around a window.

 

Make the inside of your home or business an unwelcome environment for pests by removing any tasty temptations to keep them from bringing their friends.

  • Keep trash in containers with lids.

  • Rotate your pantry items and dry goods, using old goods before new goods to discourage pests from invading the pantry.

  • Caulk around windows and doors to limit pest access points.

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Despite your best efforts, sometimes pests won’t be deterred. If you have a sudden infestation or want to double down on your prevention efforts, contact us today to schedule a free inspection.

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