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Snowbirds Should Not Cancel Pest Control Services

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As the final boxes are shipped up North, snowbirds are busy making calls to turn off services and utilities for the season. Although you may be looking for ways to save money while spending the summer away from your Ocala, Gainesville, Jacksonville or other Northern Florida home, services such as pest control are not a good idea to cancel! Not only are pests still around while you are enjoying summer up North, but problems can be even worse with no one there to monitor pest activity.

Cancelling a routine pest control service can result in a much bigger problem and cost if pests do decide to invade your empty home through the summer season. One of the biggest things that pests enjoy is a place to create shelter with a food and water source that is away from human interaction. An empty home with the moisture of the hot summer and possibly some food in the cupboards is a gold mine for some pests such as ants, rodents and flies.

Your arrival back to your Florida home in the late fall or early winter could be a not so joyous occasion if your home has been infested during your absence.  Treating for infestations is going to be more expensive than it would have been to maintain a routine pest control service. Not to mention the hassle of having to have your home treated while trying to move back in for the season. In order to avoid a troublesome transition to and from your Northern Florida home, here are some extra tips to make sure your home stays pest free while you are away:

  • deep clean your kitchen and remove any traces of food in the refrigerator, cupboards, and pantry

  • vacuum thoroughly and be sure to get things like upholstered furniture, curtains, and mattresses

  • prevent moisture and mold by use of air conditioning and/or a dehumidifier

  • declutter storage spaces and rest of the home to remove pest hiding spaces

Don’t let your pest control services lapse while you are away for the summer months; proceeding with normal treatments will save you a lot of stress, time and money.  It will also ensure that you arrive to a pest free home. If you have any questions or concerns about home pest control services while you are away, contact McCall Service today! We service all the snowbirds in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tampa, Ocala, Tallahassee and other Northern Florida areas. 

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