Deck The Halls, Not The Pests: Holiday Pest Control Tips For Tampa Homes


Deck The Halls, Not The Pests: Holiday Pest Control Tips For Tampa Homes

As we approach the holidays, the race is on to finish everything in time. Between shopping trips, meal plans, decorating, and getting guest rooms ready, it can be easy to miss signs of pests. This article will provide the information you need to keep your holiday season pest-free.

We'll start by reviewing the most common pests that can disrupt the holidays and provide tips to help you pest-proof your decor. We'll also go over maintenance tips that will help ensure the focus stays on what is important this time of year instead of the hassle of dealing with a pest invasion. Read on to learn more about holiday home pest control in Tampa, Florida, with the experts from Urbanex.

The Holiday Pest Invasion: Understanding The Seasonal Challenge

While we don't expect snow to fall in Tampa, the temperatures do sometimes get low enough to send a lot of pests searching for shelter in our warm, climate-controlled homes. You may even unknowingly carry pests hiding in decorations or inside packages into the house. The following list includes the most common types of pests in Tampa that can cause problems around the holidays:

  • Ants
  • Cockroaches
  • Rodents
  • Spiders
  • Termites

While this isn't an exhaustive list, it does give you a good idea of the potential problems that can arise from pests during the holiday season. Whether you see signs of these pests or want to ensure your plans aren't interrupted by a pest problem, the pros at Urbanex are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our pest control services or to request your free inspection.

Pest-Proof Your Décor: Holiday Decorating Tips

Pest infestations can ruin the holidays, but there are several strategies to help you avoid potential problems. Before you bring boxes of decorations out of storage, carefully check for signs of pests like gnaw marks and droppings so you don't accidentally invite any unwanted guests into your living room. The same goes for holiday greenery; give trees and wreaths a good shake outside to remove pests hiding in them.

Decorations made of food, like holiday cookies and gingerbread houses, can attract pests looking for a meal. Keep food items up in plastic wrap when they are not on display. For assistance preventing pest problems this year, contact us today at Urbanex to request your free inspection.

Don't Let Pests Take Over Your Holidays: Contact Us Today!

Teaming up with a local pest control company is one of the best ways to ensure your holidays stay pest-free. The experts at Urbanex can inspect your home for signs of pests and use preventative treatments to help keep them out. Contact us today to learn more about our preventive pest services or to schedule an inspection.

Stay Merry And Pest-Free: Ongoing Pest Maintenance Tips

Prevention is the key to holiday pest control. The following tips will help you to ensure your home stays pest-free this season and beyond:

  • Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink, frequently vacuum areas where people eat, and try not to leave food out (including pet food).
  • Inspect the exterior of your home for cracks and gaps pests can sneak into, and seal them with caulk or steel wool.
  • Regularly dispose of trash in receptacles with tight lids.
  • At the end of the season, store decorations in rigid plastic containers with lids instead of cardboard boxes.

Urbanex offers pest control in Florida to help defend your home against troublesome pests year-round. Contact us today to learn more about our home pest control services or to request your free inspection.

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