With September being back-to-school, let’s look at some basic pest control 101 tips for around South Florida. Whether it’s insects, rodents, bed bugs, iguanas or anything else – these pests are not a pretty sight to see. Learn how you can prevent them from entering your location altogether with these pest control tips.
In The Kitchen
Cook in the kitchen and eat in the kitchen, keeping all food in one main area. Make it a house rule to only eat in the kitchen/dining area and not in other areas of the home. The fewer areas exposed to food, the less risk of any type of pest invasion you’ll have.
Mop, sweep or Swiffer whatever you choose but it is best to clean the floor daily. Missing a few days may be just enough to attract some unwanted insects to a buffet feast.
Clear the drain and run the disposal. Be sure that any slow-moving drains are cleared and cleaned. Bugs often enter the home searching for water, so it is best to repair leaky sinks and drains in your home.
In The Pantry
Store food properly in and around the kitchen pantry. Insect and bugs can get into all but the most tightly sealed packaging – bags, cardboard, etc. Be sure to store items in the pantry in containers that properly seal. It is always recommended to place dry goods like sugars, flours, and bulk mixes in airtight containers.
Consider storage of fruits and vegetables. Many ripe fresh foods attract ants, fruit flies, and many other pests so eat them quickly and store them properly.
In The Closets
Wash, Dry, Store – you always want to put away clean clothes. Clothes that are dirty will certainly attract bugs.
In Garbage Bins
Time to take out the trash. Make sure to clean out the various garbage bins and recyclable bins used to temporarily store garbage. Another great tip is to go a step further and rinse out plastic, glass, and metal containers that are being recycled.
Put a lid on your trash. Garbage can lids on trash will keep bugs out, keep smells in, and help keep critters and infestations away. Choose bins and buckets with lids when shopping for garbage and recycling containers.
Don’t Forget Outside Areas
Trim Trees. Insects and critters love to have an easy way on to and into your home. It is best to prune foliage near the house and make sure nothing is touching the roof lines. Bushes, trees, and shrubs that touch your home will welcome in the bugs like a red carpet.
Another area to consider are any screens. Window screens, porch door screens, patio screens, etc. It is best to repair or replace broken screens on windows and doors right away.
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