After our technician leaves your home, the pest-control treatment complete, you can breathe a sigh of relief. You won’t have to worry about turning a corner and confronting an unwanted critter in your house. However, the work doesn’t stop there. Follow these tips to keep your home pest-free long after we treat your Holiday, Florida, home.

Keep Watch

If you know how to identify household pests, you can protect against them. For instance, some insects look alike, so you might think you’re seeing a renewed bed-bug infestation when you’ve really spotted a tiny beetle. Learn what the pest looks like and how to compare it to other insects or creatures. If you think you’re experiencing a re-infestation, call us so we can investigate.

Remove Food Sources

Pests will return to a home if you roll out the buffet. After you finish dinner in the evening, for instance, rinse the dishes immediately and put them away. Close all food containers tightly and don’t leave fruit sitting on your kitchen counter. You should also take out your trash at least once a day so food leftovers don’t remain in your home.

Clean Contaminated Surfaces

After our technician leaves, wipe down any surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom that might have come into contact with the pest spray. Use hot, soapy water when possible. Mop the floors, wipe down the walls, and scrub upholstery. You might also throw clothing, blankets, pillows, and other linens into the washing machine.

Let Neighbors Know

Inform your closest neighbors about the infestation and recommend treatment if they notice similar problems. This is especially important if you live in a townhouse, condo, apartment, or duplex because pests can easily move between units. In some cases, it’s cost-effective to band together for group pest-control treatments, so you might even talk with them in advance.

We’re dedicated to helping our customers remain pest-free. If you’re battling bed bugs or rowing with rodents, call JD Smith Pest Control at 727-483-5797 to schedule a pest control consultation.

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