new-years-eve-1941665_1920As the calendar rolls over to 2017, the time for resolutions and toasts can include one more item: better best control in this New Year. With a fresh calendar, you can start to incorporate some simple things in order to keep your house and family in more efficient bug care. This, along with keeping in touch with the professionals in Tampa pest control at Apex, can go a long way towards peace of mind in 2017. Below are some straightforward concepts to keep in mind after the ball drops.

Check for Cracks

It’s been a warm winter in Florida, so maybe you haven’t fully had your windows and doors open for the entire season. Either way, the New Year is a good time to give your home a good inspection for cracks and tears in screens. Screens are welcome mats like no other for pests, and when we do finally get some prolonged cool weather, it’ll be the first place pests head for shelter. While you’re at it, look for cracks in siding and roofs as well (especially in the attic).

Know the New Bugs

Florida’s climate and location make it the port of entry for many invasive bugs and new issues. The new year will be no different. With everything from tropical bed bugs (discovered in Brevard county recently for the first time in 60 years) to the omnipresent Brazilian pepper and beyond, it’s always wise to keep yourself aware of evolving threats in the pest kingdom. By knowing the pests, you’ll know the best defenses.

Make a Schedule for Your Lawn

The new calendar year is a perfect time to get yourself on a good schedule for lawn maintenance. By keeping your lawn clear and well looked after, you’ll be doing yourself a favor in terms of both keeping pests out and knowing when (and what type) they come in. Lawns are the first line of defense against many pests, and they also show the first signs of trouble. From fleas to termites to chinch bugs, everything runs through the lawn. Schedules are always best established with a fresh calendar, so throw your general house chores on this list and cover all the bases; by getting in a rhythm for lawn maintenance and house care now, you can roll through the year without worry.

Combined, these approaches will be beneficial when you look back at the end of 2017. As the years roll on, by keeping up with these schedules, you can simply continue to practice stellar Tampa pest control management. For more information, call us today for a free, no-obligation inspection and quote at 866-675-4070. In the new year, combine forces with Apex for a pest-free 2017.