Experts in pest control services in Cape Coral, FL, are quite busy during autumn as it’s the time when pests emerge to look for new water and food sources. Even though temperatures are not as cool as many other parts of the U.S., some Florida pests would rather stay in your home than in their nests. Here are some preventative steps you can take this season, to avoid a costly infestation.
Eliminate Entry Points
Unfortunately, many pests can enter your home through cracks as small as 1/8-inch, causing the need for pest control services. Inspect both the exterior and interior walls of your home and seal any cracks that you find. Similarly, repair or replace broken screens on your doors, windows, or yard enclosures.
Maintain Your Landscaping
Pests dislike well-kept yards. Repel pests by regularly mowing your lawn, removing fallen leaves, weeding your garden, and cutting back bushes, so they do not touch your home’s exterior. Additionally, make sure to cut back any tree branches that overhang your home.
Eliminate Standing Water
To avoid having to get pest control services, fix any leaks you find inside and outside your home, and make sure to cover the pool when it’s not in use. Also, empty fountains that don’t have a working pump, and if you have a birdbath, make sure to refresh the water daily.
Eliminate Food Sources
Avoid leaving any food out in the open, including pet food. Do the dishes after each meal, and clean up any spills or crumbs. If you throw food away, make sure it’s in a trashcan that has a tight-fitting lid.