The devastation caused by Hurricane Irma was especially felt by those of us who live in Naples, Bonita Beach, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Cape Coral, and the surrounding areas. Everyone here at PestMax® would like to express well wishes to our community as we come together to recover and rebuild. As this process begins is it important to be aware of pest problems that arise after a hurricane.
After any large rainfall mosquitoes tend to multiple en masse. This is because slow, stagnant water is prime mosquito breeding ground. Of an additional concern is that mosquitoes can carry and transfer many diseases. Expect to see an increase in these nasty critters, and stock up on repellant. Additionally, as the water recedes be sure to empty and containers that are full of water to reduce breeding opportunities.
Ants, Rodents, Stinging Insects, & Cockroaches
Humans are not the only ones whose homes may have been compromised during the storm. Pests whose nests and colonies have been disturbed during the hurricane may start looking for new, drier living opportunities. Which means you can expect to see an increase of unwanted pests in your home.
If you are experiencing increased pest activity contact PestMax® today. Our exterminators have the training and dedication to quickly pinpoint your infestation and eliminate the pest menace.
Fighting the pest menace after Hurricane Irma
Be proactive against pest invasions by securing your home after a storm.
Secure your home. Inspect the exterior and interior of your home for any damages that may allow pests inside. Seal up any cracks or crevices, and make sure to replace any damaged screens or window panes. Clean up any debris in your yard that can carry or house insects such as fallen branches quickly and safely.
Invest in an ongoing pest management system. Preventative pest management can help reduce extensive pest infestations that result due to hurricanes. If you are interested in learning more about your pest control options call us today to schedule your free pest inspection.