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.
5 Tips to keep ants out of your house
- Keep your kitchen countertops free of crumbs and dirty dishes
- Remove trash and leaf piles from your yards
- Trim any trees that are very near or touching the walls of your home
- Clean your gutters regularly
- Seal up any cracks around your home’s exterior
Finding a cockroach in your Florida home is an inevitability, and the battle to keep them out is ongoing. Though they are considerably larger than ants and termites they can easily enter through cracks and crevices at doors, windows, sliders, gutters, attic and pipe chases. One of the most effective ways to treat roaches is hiring a pest control company to regularly treat your home or business. Ongoing treatments help to keep the pest menace at bay.
Nighttime noises from your attic or walls are often the first sign you may have a pest infestation, often followed-up by droppings in hard to reach places (attics, cabinet tops, etc.). When you start noticing holes are chewed through your food boxes it is way past time to take action. Their droppings and nesting materials can be a health concern, which is why a rodent infestation is best handled by the experts.
These guys are vicious villains with an unending appetite, and your house is the main course. If you notice swarming insects around your home from February to May these could be swarming subterranean termites. Many people mistake them for ants, and that can result in a costly mistake. Learn More about Subterranean Termites
I don’t know what sort of insect I’m looking at!
If you’re having trouble determining the type of insect or pest don’t hesitate to contact a pest control company near you. Most companies will offer free pest inspections to help you determine the scope and culprit of your infestation.
Do you need pest control to exterminate your Florida household insect infestation?
Every infestation is different, which is why we customize our pest control plans for your specific needs. However, certain pest infestation signs should have you calling for help right away. For a free inspection and analysis, call Pestmax® at 239-454-4888.