Your Simple Checklist for a Pest-Free Home
Pests are relentless, and in few places is this more true than the subtropical climate of Florida. Keeping up with them can be a constant task, one that the Orlando pest control experts at Apex can help with in a myriad of ways. But another way to keep your home pest-free is with a simple checklist. By following the below five tips, you are putting yourself immediately ahead of the game.
#1: Commit to Seasonal Checks
Pests operate on a seasonal schedule as just as about every being on this planet does. Summer to fall to spring to winter; each will bring its own set of challenges and pest-related issues. But there is a certain rhythm to this, and by keeping yourself on a schedule of checking key things every season, and for every season, you can assure yourself that you are both up-to-date as well as in the pest loop. This need not be complex in execution, but simply by keeping up with seasonal checks, you’ll go a long way to solving any pest problem.
#2: Deep Clean the Kitchen
Your kitchen is probably quite clean. But kitchens are bug magnets, and just the amount of food that passes through them over time creates problems. Cracks and crevices may be blind to us, but not bugs. A good solution is what we’ll call here a deep kitchen clean. It’s important to not just cover the counters and areas of common use, but the back alleys of your kitchen that act as pest lightning rods, such as behind large appliances.
#3: Outdoor Maintenance
From furniture to your lawn, it’s important to have a well-maintained surrounding for your homestead. After all, what surrounds your house acts as a welcome mat for pests of all sorts. The less inviting, the better. Keep weeds and refuge in check.
#4: Control Moisture
One of the biggest attractors for pests is moisture. Food and shelter can often be found elsewhere, but water, even limited, can be a main reason your home will encounter pests. Ants, for one, live indoors not for food sources, but because they know where your water is, such as leaky pipes, dripping sinks, etc. By working to close off these avenues of moisture, as well as pouring out standing water around your home, you are taking a huge step towards keeping pests away from and out of your home.
#5: Schedule Regular Pest Inspections
It seems easy and obvious, but it works. By scheduling consistent pest inspections with the experts at Apex, you can feel confident in the care being put into the pest control of your home. This is a portion of the checklist that you don’t even have to worry about: Apex’s 14-Point Comprehensive Service is used to treat both the indoors and outdoors of your property, and no matter the season. This way you know that you are getting the best and most experienced professionals in the area to truly protect your home and lawn.