10 Tips for Pest Prevention in Your Orlando Home This Summer

Ackley Florida Property Management - Friday, June 23, 2023
Property Management Blog

As the temperatures rise and the sun shines brightly in beautiful Orlando, it's essential to be proactive in protecting your home from unwanted pests. The warm and humid climate of Central Florida can attract various pests, but fear not! With these ten valuable tips for pest prevention, you can safeguard your home and enjoy a pest-free summer. 

1. Seal Entry Points:

Inspect your home for any cracks, gaps, or openings that pests can use to enter. Seal them with weatherstripping, caulk, or appropriate sealants to prevent easy access.

2. Keep a Clean Environment:

Regularly clean your home, paying attention to areas prone to crumbs, spills, and food debris. Sweep, mop, and vacuum regularly to eliminate attractants for pests.

3. Store Food Properly:

Seal food items in airtight containers to prevent pests from accessing them. Keep pantry staples organized and stored at proper heights to deter pests like ants and pantry moths.

4. Dispose of Garbage Properly:

Ensure that your garbage bins have tight-fitting lids and are emptied regularly. Rinse containers before disposal to remove food residue that may attract pests.

5. Maintain Landscaping:

Trim shrubs, bushes, and tree branches away from your home's exterior to minimize potential entry points for pests. Keep grass mowed and remove any debris or standing water that may harbor pests.

6. Address Moisture Issues:

Repair any leaks or moisture problems promptly, as excessive moisture can attract pests like termites and cockroaches. Ensure proper ventilation in bathrooms, kitchens, and crawl spaces.

7. Install Window and Door Screens:

Install screens on windows and doors to keep flying insects out while allowing fresh air to circulate. Repair or replace damaged screens to maintain their effectiveness.

8. Regularly Inspect for Signs of Infestation:

Stay vigilant and look for signs of pest activity, such as droppings, chewed wires, or gnaw marks. If you suspect an infestation, contact a professional pest control service immediately.

9. Declutter Your Space:

Remove clutter from your home and storage areas, as it provides hiding places for pests. Regularly organize and declutter attics, basements, and closets to minimize pest habitats.

10. Seek Professional Pest Control:

Engage the services of a professional pest control company for regular inspections and preventive treatments. They can identify and address pest issues before they become major problems.

By implementing these ten tips for pest prevention in your Orlando home, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of unwelcome pests disrupting your summer. Ackley Florida Property Management has proudly served homeowners and tenants for 30 years. We believe in providing safe and comfortable living for everyone. If you need any pest prevention advice, please reach out to our team. Let's make this summer a season of relaxation and joy in your pest-free home!


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