Orlando Pest Control: Protect Your Home from Pests This Winter
Florida may not be your ideal winter wonderland, but winter in the Sunshine State can bring unwanted pests to your doorstep. Cockroaches, termites, wasps, mice, and rats are all active during winter, and with proper maintenance and help from an Orlando pest control company, you can prevent these pests from invading your home this winter.
Winter isn’t as prominent in Florida as it is in many parts of the United States, but the cold winter weather can still be a reason for pests to make your house their home. Cockroaches can be a health hazard to asthma sufferers and can harbor disease causing germs. Sanitation and cleanliness play critical roles in cockroach control, and you don’t want to take it for granted. Don’t leave any dishes in the sink, and keep your pantries, cupboards, and food storage bins clean. Fix water leaks and caulk or weather-strip cracks and openings in your home to avoid inviting roaches inside. They love warm, damp places such as bathrooms and kitchens so don’t be surprised if you see roaches under your sink, stove, or refrigerator.
Carpenter ants tend to create nests inside your home during the winter months. Although they do not eat wood, they chew through wood to create nesting areas and tunnels. Carpenter ants do not typically feed during the winter; however, they do feed on sources of sugar, such as soda, syrup, fruit, even pet food during the spring and summer months. To keep them from getting into your food, it’s best to find the nests early, or have a pest control company inspect your home. Wasps can also be an unwelcomed guest in your home; they tend to create nests in the crevices around your roof and attics, so you will want to make sure you take proper care in removing them from your home to prevent stinging swarms.
Rats and mice are warm-blooded animals, so they will seek shelter in warm, dry homes when temperatures drop. Rodent infestations are a huge health concern, and they should be dealt with by pest control companies. Signs of rodents taking residence in your home include gnaw marks or droppings. Rodents will seek free meals in your garbage can or opened food containers. Always provide your trashcan with a tight fitting lid to prevent mice or rats from making your food waste their next meal. Place food that doesn’t need refrigeration (including your pets’ food) in lidded containers; most signs of rodent infestations come from pantries and garages.
If any of these signs are familiar to you, call Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control and we will evaluate your home for free. You don’t want to spend your winter worrying about unwelcomed pests and rodents. Take care of your Orlando pest and rodent control needs today by calling 407-331-PEST (7378).
Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control, Inc.
6211 Edgewater Dr. • Orlando, FL 32810 • 407-292-7378
Seminole County Office
2100 Ronald Reagan Blvd • Ste. 1024 • Longwood, FL 32750 • 407-331-7378