Hurricane Season and Pests: How to Fortify Your Florida Home

Hurricane Season and Pests: How to Fortify Your Florida Home

Florida residents are no strangers to the effects of hurricane season. Besides the obvious dangers of high winds and flooding, hurricane season also brings a surge in pest activity. As pests seek refuge from the storm, they often find their way into our homes.

1. Seal up entry points: Pests can enter your home through tiny cracks and crevices. Take the time to seal up any entry points, including gaps around windows and doors, holes in screens, and gaps around pipes and wires. You can use caulk, weatherstripping, or foam to seal up these areas.

2. Secure your garbage cans: Garbage cans are a prime target for pests, especially during hurricane season when they can easily be knocked over by high winds. Make sure your garbage cans have tight-fitting lids and are secured to prevent them from tipping over.

3. Remove standing water: Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. Make sure to remove any standing water around your home, including in flowerpots, bird baths, and gutters.

4. Trim trees and shrubs: Overgrown trees and shrubs can provide a bridge for pests to enter your home. Make sure to trim back any overgrown foliage and keep branches away from your home's roof and walls.

5. Get professional pest control: The best way to protect your home from pests during hurricane season is to get professional pest control. At Hoffer Pest Solutions, we offer a comprehensive hurricane season pest control program that includes perimeter treatments, interior treatments, and mosquito control.

By following these tips, you can fortify your Florida home against pests during hurricane season. Don't let pests take refuge in your home this hurricane season.

Contact Hoffer Pest Solutions to learn more about our hurricane season pest control program and how we can help protect your home.