South Florida Pests: Summer of Bugs
If you live in South Florida you are no stranger to summer rain. But what you may be surprised by summer after summer is the sudden uptick in pest activity. Often a combination of factors including increased moisture or built up decaying leaves and plants can contribute to this. Not to mention standing water and the overall impact of hurricanes to this region.
If you see an increase in activity with the below pests contact us right away! This could be a sign of an infestation that needs to be addressed immediately.
In the United States, “sugar ant” is a generic term for any type of sweet-seeking ant. This pest is likely one of the more common ants you find in your home besides bull ants. This term can be used to refer to a variety of indoor or outdoor ants such as:
- False honey ants
- Little black ants
- Argentine ants
- Carpenter ants
- Odorous house ants
- Pharaoh ants
No matter the kind of termite, nobody wants to hear that they have termite activity in their home or work. These pests can be especially devastating and costly. Termites are, in fact, responsible for millions of dollars in insurance claims annually in the United States.
This particular pest generally comprised of five major types:
- Subterranean Termites
- Formosan Termites
- Dampwood Termites
- Drywood Termites
- Conehead Termites
Nobody likes to spot a roach in their work or home. But if you are spotting one of these hazardous pests in your home it is important to act quickly. These pests can put the health of you and your family at risk due to egg casings. In some instances this can cause asthma attacks or trigger allergies.
eSome of the more common roaches found in the Southeast and Florida are:
- German Roach
- American Cockroach
- Smoky Brown Cockroach