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Pest control

Mosquitoes, Flying Insects

Please keep windows and doors that have no screens closed in order to avoid getting mosquitoes or other insects into the unit.

Some properties might be equipped with an outside misting system to help repel mosquitoes and other insects in the yard, pool, deck area. When installed, the system administers a fine mist of naturally-based, environmentally friendly liquid several times each day, which is safe for humans and pets. Times are being set depending on the season and can not be changed.

Roaches and ants

Because Florida is located in a semi-tropical climate, pest control services are performed regularly. Smaller bugs, like roaches and ants are common in this area. So if you find a roach or ants in or around a property, please keep any doors / windows closed and keep food stored in hard containers / fridge, not just plastic wrapped.

If the bugs are dead or just about to die, this is a sign pest control is working and there is nothing we can really do about.
If you find them alive, let us know, so pest control can spray at the property.

Please note the following:
1. It is common to find bugs and ants in tropical coastal areas.
2. Dead or dying bugs mean the pest control is working and nothing further can be done.
3. Bugs may take from 1 minute to 12 hours to die after they have entered an exterminated property.

Unfortunately, bugs are common in tropical and semi-tropical climate. We don’t like them, but there is nothing you can do, except as stated above.
For condos: Pest control is the responsibility of the condo association. We have no control when they perform the pest control. Feel free to report any issues and we will do our best to get the Condo Association address the problem asap.

We can not provide any refunds or changes due to 1 or 2 bug sightings.
Just remember, you booked a home in Florida, not Alaska.

Rodents

All homes are under regular pest control. Please keep doors and windows closed since most rodents enter the home just thru open doors and windows.

It is also essential to keep food in closed containers (not just plastic wrapped on the kitchen table). Rodents are all around in Florida and smelling good food combined with an open door or window (even for a short time period, these guys are fast…) is considered as an invitation by them.

If you encounter any rodent droppings, please contact us, so we can send pest control. Pest control is available M-F.

If you find any problems over the weekend, we suggest purchasing some one-time traps at Walmart / Publix. We will reimburse up to $15 per stay for necessary expenses when receipt is provided.

Raccoons / Opossums / turtles

Raccoons, Opossums, and turtles are wildlife in Florida and get active by night. Never leave food outside. Those critters are climbing over/under fences, so it is important to keep doors (patio doors!) shut to prevent them from entering the property. As long as they are visiting the backyard and leave thereafter, there is nothing we can do. Florida is natural and Nature has wildlife.