Leaving Your Home for an Extended Time
Preparing your home
before you leave for an
extended period may
prevent problems when you return. Take steps to control moisture, prevent storm damage, control pests and secure your home. For more information, please review the publications below.
Mold Information (FL Dept. Of Health)
Mold Information (EPA)
Controlling Household Pests
Good sanitation practices will help keep your home pest-free. Find out the proper procedures as well as safe control methods for common pests.
Discover how to make a bed bug trap using household items. More...
Making Your Home Energy Efficient
The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Energy Efficient Homes series provides information on lighting, heating, cooling, appliances, windows and landscaping. For More information.