What do you envisage when you think of Palm Beach? Miles of beaches, warm sea, sunny weather…. and fleas, ants, termites!? Managing pest control is an essential part of maintaining the tropical coastal paradise you initially pictured.
As it starts to cool down, pests start seeking shelter and warmth. Your home is seen as a nice cozy spot by ants, termites, fleas, cockroaches, spiders, and rodents. Now is the time to get rid of these pests. Do not give them the chance to damage your property or harm your loved ones.
Making use of pest control services takes the pressure off you – while you are away from your seasonal home and when you want to unwind there.
Get a Routine Exterminator
Pest control is a big responsibility and can be difficult to do on your own. You need to know what types of pests you have and how best to deal with them.
Local exterminators have plenty of experience dealing with pests like those found in Palm Beach homes. Pest control experts use naturally derived products and traps which are safe for humans but will kill pests they come into contact with. Rodent bait stations keep mice and rats to a minimum.
Set up annual pest control plans that include routine pest extermination of your vacation home once every three months or so. This is a good way to make sure that any pests that have been brought into your home are kept away and do not have any way of getting in again.
Plant Herbs Around Your Property
In addition to taking action to get rid of pest infestations, you should also consider preventative measures. Ideally, you want to keep general household pests and rodents at bay before they enter your home.
One of the easiest and most rewarding ways to deter pests is to grow herbs around your property. Herbs are known for repelling pests such as mosquitoes, flies, and other bugs that might be attracted by the scent of your home (or family!).
Some great herbs for keeping pests at bay include mint, basil, lavender, chives, rosemary, and oregano. You can plant them in pots or in the ground. Plant them around your patio, under windows, and outside your kitchen. (Moreover, you can use them for culinary purposes too!)
If growing herbs outside is not an option, then choose indoor options like lemon balm or catnip which are still effective at discouraging pests.
Create a Recurring Maintenance Plan
No matter the size of property, pest prevention measures are always the first line of defense. Regular maintenance is part and parcel of deterring pest populations and includes:
- Thorough examination of the inside and outside of your house to look for existing insects and potential problem areas (crevices, piles of foliage, tree stumps et cetera)
- Filling of interior cracks
- Sealing of possible pest or rodent entryways
- Exterior treatment of plumbing pipes, wall voids, and baseboards
- Removal of cobwebs, mud daubers, and wasp nests
- Keeping your yard neat, including cutting back overgrown plants, bushes, and trees.
- Regularly cleaning carpets, floors, and window screens.
Hire Estate Management Services Company to Manage Your Home
Are you ready to:
- Protect your family from household pests
- Guard your pets from parasites
- Defend your lawn and garden against pest damage
- Protect your home from rodents?
Then you are in the right place! When it comes to effective pest control at your vacation homes, let Florida Estate Management Services take care of the prevention and extermination of unwanted guests! As part of your home maintenance, we can structure a Pest Control Plan for year-round protection from Florida’s common pests.
Do not leave managing pest control at your seasonal Palm Beach Home to chance. Get in touch with FEMS today.