In South Florida the pest menace never takes a break, but some pests are more active during certain months. The heroes at Pestmax® want to provide you with all the tools you need to fight the insect and rodent foes trying to invade your home. With March just a few days away, you should know what insects are preparing to enter your home this season. Common Florida Household Bugs for the month of March are often ants, cockroaches, rodents, and subterranean termites.
Ants are one of the most common household bugs in South Florida, and fighting them often seems like a losing battle. An ant colony needs to be destroyed at the nest. Tracking down that colony can be time consuming, and may lead you down a path to hidden activity that you can’t access. This is why hiring a pest control professional may be needed. You can’t always find the nest, and laying down store bought bait traps may or may not work depending on the species of ant and product you are choosing.
Some of the most common species of ants found in Florida include carpenter ants, red imported fire ants, big-headed ants, white-footed ants and ghost ants.
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Many people are drawn to Naples as a respite from the chilly northern winters. Perhaps it starts as a week-long vacation filled with our white sand beaches and green golf courses. The next year you plan a month long trip and discover more about what Naples has to offer: the dining, the shopping, the culture. Over the years you find yourself coming back to Florida, looking for a permanent home in paradise. Eventually your dream comes true, you’ve found the perfect Naples home.
Unfortunately, you’re not the only one who considers Naples the perfect place to be. Cockroaches are just as attracted to the weather as you are. When you move to Naples make no mistake, cockroach control will be a necessity, it’s not optional.
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There is a new species of cockroach that has been found in Florida. Marc C. Minno is a scientist who inadvertently found the new species of cockroach while organizing files in his office. Quite controversial, he said that he would describe it as beautiful. That is just not a word that most people would use to describe insects and bugs they come across in their daily lives. How did Minno find this new cockroach? He was moving into a new office and as he was unpacking his folders to put them away, he noticed a small ½ inch cockroach fall out. Most people would run away or quickly smash it with their shoe, but not Minno. He is a scientist and has written books on butterflies and moths and has always had an interest in all bugs and insects. When he saw this cockroach he noticed that it didn’t look anything like any other cockroach he had seen so he decided to pick it up to look at it further. Read More »