Winterizing Your Florida Home

October 31, 2016

When most of our local snowbirds think of winterizing their home, they often list off such tasks as making sure the pipes don't freeze and that snow is kept to a manageable level. However those of us in Florida also need to think about the winter, as mild as it may be.

Instead of keeping snow and freezing cold temperatures at bay, we need to think about pests. When the thermometer begins to drop below 60 you'll most likely notice more creepy crawlies inside your home. Just like you, they don't want to be out in the cold! Warm temperatures definitely brings the bugs in and now is the best time to prepare your home for the coming invasion.

The best thing you can do is a mild "spring cleaning" by getting rid of anything which may attract bugs, such as food or hiding places. This includes pet food, which can be a favorite among most kinds of invading insects. Next, you'll want to seal up any holes you find around the perimeter of your home. These can commonly be near windows and doorways but are also found in siding. If you have wood on the outside of your home, such as a deck or patio, you may have noticed "bore bees" flying in and out of holes they have made. Now is a great time to seal those holes to keep these pests at bay during the colder months.

Lastly, you'll want to reach out to Safari Termite Pest Control to perform a perimeter spraying. We can treat the inside and outside of your home along the outer edge. This will create a protective barrier which will deter pests and kill others on contact. Be sure to call us well before the holidays as we tend to get quite busy during this festive time of the year.

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