When you think of summertime in South Florida you more than likely think of sunny beaches, warm weather and outdoor living. Living in paradise comes with numerous perks but the ideal climate that makes South Florida so enjoyable to most is also the same for numerous pests.
South Florida is the perfect tropical climate for pests to thrive. In fact, South Florida has seen an increase in the number of foreign pests over the last decade because the environment is extremely supportive for pests from other subtropical climates to live and breed. This perfect combination has contributed to numerous threats to Florida’s agriculture and overall economy.
However, with battle against these new species, we cannot lose focus on South Florida’s native pests. The most common pests include:
Mosquitoes are more than a nuisance to your outdoor activities. They can be a health risk to you and your family. Over the past few decades South Florida Mosquito-borne diseases have been on the rise. These diseases include West Nile Virus, Malaria, Encephalitis, Yellow Fever as well as Dengue Fever. South Florida is a perfect environment for mosquitoes to breed as there is plenty of standing water for them to breed, warmer weather for them to thrive and an abundance of food for them to survive.
The best way to protect yourself, your property and your perimeter from these pesky pests it to make sure there is no standing water around the property, utilize bug spray during dusk and dawn hours and consider a mosquito misting systems for your yard. At Florida Pest Control Center we have specially trained and licensed pest control professionals that can help to kill the mosquitoes and protect your family. Contact us today to find out how we can help.
South Florida has many species of ants that thrive in the warmer months of Spring and Summer. The most common species include Fire Ants, Ghost Ants, Pyramid Ants, Rover Ants and Pharaoh Ants. These ants all have different nesting and hunting patterns and can affect many areas of your home and or business.
The best way to protect your property from these various species of ants is to make sure you trim back plants, trees and other foliage from all structures and implement a comprehensive pest control treatment plan for both the interior and exterior of your home and business.
Many varieties of Subterranean and Drywood Termites remain active in the Summer months as a continuation to their prime swarming season in the Spring. South Florida is home to over 20 species of termites including the newly discovered “Super Termite” which is a hybrid between the Asian and the Formosan Subterranean termite. The warm days and humid environment of South Florida summers is ideal for most of these termite species to swarm to start new colonies.
Although the swarming termites are easy to exterminate, a comprehensive treatment and prevention plan is needed treat the infestation and protect your home or business from the damage the colony is inflicting on the property. The pest professionals at Florida Pest Control Center offer a variety of warranted termite treatment plans to ensure the property is termite free and remains that way.
Other Summer Invaders
Common pests that increase in the summer months include various whiteflies, fleas, ticks, caterpillars, roaches, chinch bugs, worms, fungus as well as rodents. If you have questions regarding your pest control needs our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to answer your questions. We offer variety of full-service pest control solutions to help you maintain a safe, pest free home or business. Call us today at 954-945-5050.
Florida Pest Control Center (FPCC) employs comprehensive, state-of-the art technologies, chemical, and non-chemical treatments to eliminate pest problems in residential homes, businesses, hospitals, medical facilities, group homes, and apartment and condominium buildings. Our highly trained professionals provide a fast, complete solution to your termites, ants, mosquitoes, termites, bed bugs, rodents, and other pest infestations.
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