Pompano Pest Control
Summer in South Florida creates about as perfect conditions for bugs and pests as you can on this planet. While keeping your home clean and performing maintenance throughout the year can help lower the risk of an infestation, sometimes there’s no stopping an army of ants from invading the inside of your house or a menacing cloud of mosquitoes from harassing you outside of it.
With that said, here are some of South Florida’s most common bugs and pests, and why you should invest in pest control service to avoid a minor annoyance from growing into a major affliction.
Defeat the Armies of Ants
The two most common types that homeowners have to fight in Florida include the sugar ant and the fire ant. The sugar ant prefers hot and humid climates, creating colonies in suburban areas where they can plan attacks on kitchens and forage for all types of food including bread, seeds and honey. It’s hard to defeat the sugar ant’s army because of its size, but luckily it doesn’t inflict much pain.
The fire ant, on the other hand, bites humans and stings them to inject a toxic venom into their bodies. In most cases, the sting creates a burning sensation that becomes increasingly painful the more bites you suffer. If you’re especially sensitive, a fire ant’s bite can even lead to a deathly allergic reaction. It’s easy to take an army of ants in your kitchen or garage for granted, until it’s too late.
Squash the Menacing Mosquitoes
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that there haven’t been any locally active transmissions of the Zika virus in the United States — only travel-associated cases — Florida’s residents face the highest risk of getting it because of the state’s proximity to Central and South America. If you notice large swarms of mosquitoes on or around your property, contact a professional pest control service to eliminate breeding areas and establish a safe environment for your family.
Exterminate the Biting Bed Bugs
Unlike mosquitoes, bed bugs don’t transmit diseases to humans. But they have a vicious bite and are one of the hardest infestations to resolve. In the daytime, bed bugs hide in crevices, including anywhere on the outside of your mattress or inside of it. At night, they swarm in small groups and feed on sleeping homeowners and their families. Even without food — your blood — a bed bug can live dormant up to 15 months. Like a lot of other parasites, including fleas, bed bugs are almost impossible to get rid of without a professional extermination from a pest control service.
If you’re in need of pest control services in Pompano, Florida, or the surrounding areas, contact the Florida Pest Control Center today. We’re proud to take care of South Florida’s bugs and pests so its residents can sleep and rest.