Palm rats, also known as roof rats are a common SW Florida pest, in fact if you suspect a rodent infestation in your home or business it is most likely palm rats. They are most often found in trees; quite often palm trees, which is where they get their name.
These pesky rodents not only harbor in trees, but also use them as a travel system, most often to the roof of your home. Once on your roof they start looking for opportunities to breach your home, and that’s how you end up lying awake in your bed at night listening to palm rats running in your attic and gnawing on your walls.
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Ever wonder how fast a mouse in your house can reproduce?
Let’s do the mice math
Say we start with one little mouse who discovers a way to sneak into your attic. She brings home a gentleman suitor and in about 20 days you have 5-6 more mice. 30 days later those babies have reached maturity and can start to breed. The average female mouse can produce between 5 and 10 litters every year. That’s 60 mice per female mouse per year!
And that’s before we even consider her reproducing offspring. House mice are as effective at reproducing, as there are at destroying your home. Outdoors, this massive population is kept under control by larger predators, but indoors they are free to reproduce like crazy.
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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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