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FL Pest Pros On Roach Prevention

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Florida is a great place to live not just for snowbirds and the general public but also for pests. With year round temperatures staying warm for the most part, there is no need to leave or hibernate which makes pest infestations in FL all that much more of a threat. If you have been seeing roaches in your home this spring, or at any other time of the year, make sure to read our tips below on how to prevent cockroaches and what to do if you do have a roach infestation in Gainesville, Tampa or elsewhere in Northern Florida.

 

Cockroaches in FL are a year round problem

 

Since roaches can strike anytime, in order to reduce the chance of having a cockroach infestation, it is important to eliminate the three things that roaches (and many pests) are after - food, water and shelter. Here are some tips from the McCall pest professionals:

 

  • Be sure all cracks, holes and openings on the exterior of the home are sealed off

  • Take the trash outside regularly and make sure it is always stored in bins with tight closing lids

  • Keep kitchen surfaces clean and disinfected - no crumbs or spills

  • Always store open food in airtight containers - this means all your baked goods too

  • Get rid of food debris like crumbs in the food pantry and kitchen cupboards

  • Fix leaky pipes both inside and outside of the home to reduce moisture

  • Reduce excess moisture in the home - this may require a dehumidifier

 

What to do if you have a roach infestation:

 

Let’s face it, sometimes despite our best efforts to prevent pests, they still show up. Since roaches multiply so quickly it is important that if you do find any cockroaches scurrying across the kitchen counter when you turn the lights on in the morning, that you give us a call right away. Instead of reaching for store bought chemicals to kill cockroaches, wait for the FL pest control professionals to perform a thorough inspection and determine the best course of treatment.

 

For those living in Northern Florida including Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Tallahassee and Tampa, if you have not already signed up for home pest control services then now is the time! As mentioned before, cockroaches are not a seasonal problem for us. Most pests in Florida are a year round problem and thus require year round preventative treatments.

 

For more information on cockroaches in Northern Florida including how to get rid of cockroaches, contact McCall Service today to speak with our pest professionals!

 

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