When you think of winter problems, South Florida is probably the last place you would think of having any. However, just because we don’t have to shovel our way out of our homes; we do have to worry about pests invading our homes and businesses.
South Florida is the perfect climate for numerous pests and bugs that often seek refuge indoors during cold fronts and temperature drops. These colder temperature lead to pests not only seeking temporary relief from the cold but they often make themselves at home which can lead to a bigger problem for the homeowner or business.
Common pests that increase in the winter months include rodents, roaches, ticks, silverfish, lawn funguses, carpenter ants as well as ghost ants. However, rodents and roaches are the pests that commonly invade homes and businesses for warmer climates.
Aside from the squeamish feeling you get from the thought of sharing your home with rats and rodents. Rodents can also cause actual damage by chewing through electrical wires, insulation, drywall and even wood.
Rats or roof rat as they are sometimes referred to like to nest in roofs, attics and occasionally inside wall voids. A single pair of rats can produce 15,000 offspring in just one year.
Another common rat is the Norway rat. These rats burrow under foundations or into open exposed crawl spaces.
Although roaches can be a year-round pest, they do become more active in the winter months as they search for warmer places to live. Roaches are not only unpleasant to look at; they also carry many diseases that can be harmful to you, your family and your family pets.
Roaches love being in the kitchen, bathroom, cupboards, laundry room, and trash cans or as we like to say; just about anywhere. The common types of roaches to keep any eye out for are German Cockroaches, American Cockroaches and Brown-banded Cockroaches.
Other Occasional Invaders
In addition to Roaches and Rats, South Florida is full of outside pests that can become unwanted house guests; from Racoons, Possums, Feral Cats, Armadillos, Bats, Foxes and Snakes, the pest professionals at Florida Pest Control Center are always here to help. If you have questions regarding your pest control needs our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to answer your questions. We have a variety of full service and do it yourself pest products and services to help you maintain a safe, pest free home or business. Call us today at 954-945-5050
At Florida Pest Control Center we have specially trained and licensed pest control professionals that can provide the detection of the infestations, the treatment, as well as the prevention and extermination methods needed to eliminate these pests for good. 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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