Don't Share Your House with Pests
Since the beginning of time, humans have unwillingly shared their homes with all sorts of unwanted pests. For just as long, we've struggled to get rid of them by any means possible. Some are just too numerous or unsightly, but many can actually be harmful to people, pets and livestock. Call (561) 791-0263 for a free estimate on our residential pest control services.
Mice, Rats, and Rodents
Mice and rats are among the worst, yet most common, household pests. They're extremely destructive. In order to facilitate their constant breeding, they shred furniture and papers to forage nesting materials. To make matters worse, these animals, which are incapable of choosing when and where to do their business. They spread their disease-ridden filth all over furniture, floors, counters and food storage areas. This can expose you to a variety of parasites, bacteria and viruses. The historically significant bubonic plague is also still a serious threat in this day and age, and it is being found in rodents throughout the nation.
Termites are also a concern for homeowners. These voracious insects, which live in colonies of more than 60,000 individuals, invade and devour wood. Some species like their wood dry, but others are attracted to damp wood. If they decide your home looks like a nice snack, it could cost you tens of thousands in damages if the problem isn't caught early enough.
There are a couple of spider species that pose a serious risk to your health and safety, although they won't bite unless provoked. However, this can still happen unintentionally. The black widow is the most infamous, but only the female is dangerous. It's bite results in extreme pain that can last for two weeks and requires hospitalization. You can only receive the anti-venom once in your life. Brown recluses are more common indoors and leave bites that can cause necrosis.
Cockroaches don't tend to spread disease, but many people find their presence and large numbers to be abhorrent. Furthermore, they leave their feces and shed skins everywhere, which are known to cause allergies and exacerbate conditions like asthma. Furthermore, the large, flying roaches native to Florida can be particularly bothersome.
Over the counter methods are generally ineffective, and many products are available that are supposed to help you get rid of these pests, but their effectiveness is often highly questionable. These animals rapidly develop immunity to poisoned baits, and rodents quickly learn to stay away from traps. If you want to get rid of a problem thoroughly and reliably, it's better to call in the professionals at Protective Pest Control.
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