Summer is prime pest season for Insects; flies and mosquitoes buzz freely in through opening doors and windows; and wildlife, including rats and mice, actively roam around grassy lawns and open fields. But, as you may not know, these pests don’t go completely away in winter. Especially, when it is cold and wet outside, pests are even more likely to look for warmth and shelter indoors. Here are some of the most common winter pests and links to guidance for control:
Winged Carpenter Ants
Flying ants in the home is not a good sign, especially if they are seen inside in the winter. Seeing a winged ant, indoors, in the summer does not mean there is a definite problem, but if winged ants are seen in your home in the winter months, there is a strong possibility you have a carpenter ant nest within the walls.
Three kinds of rodents are most common in Florida: the roof rat, Norway rat, and the wood rat. Along with the common house mouse, these types of rats are believed to have come to the U.S. aboard ships bound for America over 200 years ago.
Remember the saying, “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” was a fairytale-like saying to kids before bed. But in the last few years, we have seen the reappearance of bed bugs rise in the Florida area, causing sleepless nights for many homeowners. Give us a call and they will be gone in one night!
South Florida is home to a variety of spiders. We understand how common spiders are throughout Florida. Finding them in your home is not only alarming but also a nuisance. Two of the most poisonous spiders, the Black Widow and Brown Recluse, are native to Florida. Because these spiders draw a lot of attention, we are prepared to eliminate them from your home quickly and efficiently.
A wood-burning stove or fireplace in the winter of Florida can bring warmth, comfort, and pleasing aesthetics into your home. However, the firewood you brought into your home can also sometimes bring with it an unwanted household pest.
Pest Proof Your Home
If you are like almost half the households in Florida, a single cockroach in your home will cause you to call a pest control professional.
Calling a Professional
Sometimes it is easier to call a professional. Particularly if the problem is ongoing and the infestation has become large, or if the products are only authorized for use by certified professionals.