Winter in Florida might bring relief from scorching temperatures, but it doesn’t necessarily mean an end to pest problems. While some pests become less active during the cooler months, others might seek shelter indoors, causing issues for homeowners. Here are a few pest control concerns in Florida during winter:
Rodents: Rats and mice might attempt to find warmth indoors as temperatures drop. They can squeeze through small openings and establish nests in attics, basements, or wall voids.
Cockroaches: Cockroaches are resilient and can thrive indoors year-round. They often seek shelter in warm, humid places, making Florida homes an attractive haven during winter.
Termites: While termites are generally active year-round in Florida due to the mild climate, they might become more noticeable in winter as they seek warmth and moisture in structures.
Ants: Some ant species may enter homes in search of food and warmth when temperatures drop. They can form colonies inside walls or under flooring.
Spiders: Certain spider species may seek refuge indoors during the colder months, especially in areas where they can find prey.
To prevent these pests from becoming a nuisance during the winter months:
Seal cracks and crevices: Inspect and seal any openings that pests could use to enter your home.
Maintain cleanliness: Keep your home clean, especially the kitchen, to minimize food sources that attract pests.
Declutter: Reduce clutter inside and outside your home to eliminate potential hiding spots for pests.
Store food properly: Keep food in airtight containers and promptly clean up any spills or crumbs.
Regular pest control maintenance: Consider hiring a professional pest control service for regular inspections and treatments to prevent infestations.
Despite the winter season, Florida’s mild climate means that pests can remain active throughout the year. Staying vigilant and taking preventive measures can help minimize pest-related issues during this time.
At Florida Pest Control Center we have specially trained and licensed pest control professionals that can provide the detection of the infestations, the treatment, as well as the prevention and extermination methods needed to eliminate these pests for good. Call us today at 954-945-5050
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