5 Ways To Keep Your Home Pest-Free For The Year

It’s a new year, and that means making sure your home remains pest-free for the months to come. The start of the year is the perfect time to take stock of what your home needs to ensure pests stay away, whether that be a proper cleaning inside and out or more labor-intensive repairs. If pests do manage to get into your home, that’s when our pest exterminators can help.

To keep pests away year-round, homeowners can utilize these tips from the pest control professionals at Champion Termite and Pest Control, Inc. If pests do end up lurking in and around your home, our pest control team can remedy the problem with cutting-edge and effective pest control services.

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Trim Branches & Bushes

Overhanging branches, branches that get close to your home, and bushes and plants that hug your walls can act as a bridge for any kind of pest you could imagine, big or small. Homeowners can solve this problem by cutting back tree branches and trimming shrubbery before the warmer seasons begin.

Keep Mulch & Leaves Under Control

Mulch and leaves are a hotspot for pests because they are full of moisture and decaying plant matter that can be eaten, along with other tiny creatures that can be hunted. Termites especially love to call mulch home. If they decide to move from the mulch to your home’s foundation, it can be disastrous. If you have a garden or hedges near your home that you keep mulched, turn or change the mulch to keep it fresh and uninviting to pests.

Seal Exterior Cracks

Gaps in homes can occur in any place where edges meet, such as where walls end and meet foundations, windows, bricks, stone, or any other kind of barrier material. You should take some time to look for these cracks and holes and seal them with copper mesh and a silicone-based caulk. Be on the lookout for places that have a lot of moisture since they can attract pests too.

Clean Gutters

If debris tends to clutter up your gutters, this may be a major source of a pest infestation. From here, pests can find their way through your roof or walls and into your home, so make sure to take the time to clear leaves and twigs out of them. If any pests creep into your home, get in touch with us right away.

Repair Screens & Windows

In Florida, pools are a popular home addition. If you have a screen door, a screened-in porch, a screened-in pool, or a window that has cracks or holes, this could be a major point of entry for pests. Make sure to patch up the mesh that has been torn, fix cracks in glass, and repair any other gaps to limit pests ability to get inside.


Pest Control

Don’t let pests take over your home or business. Our pest control and extermination services feature a comprehensive 12-step pest control program that delivers customized protection rooted in science to keep your property pest-free year-round. From cockroaches and wasps to ants and fleas, our exterminators handle it all.

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Termite Control

Featuring targeted termite treatments and prevention services, Champion Termite & Pest Control offers the most advanced solutions to even the most complex termite problems. We provide complete termite extermination, removal, and prevention services for long-term property protection against recurring infestations.

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Bed Bug Control

Looking for fast, effective bed bug treatments? Our expert exterminators have you covered. We perform extensive bed bug inspection and removal services as well as offer customized bed bug treatment plans to eliminate all traces of these pests from residential properties.

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When it comes to pest infestations, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Rest easy knowing that your property is pest-free with our pest control and extermination technicians. We offer free inspections and price quotes both for residential and commercial customers in Palatka, FL, and surrounding areas.

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