A laid-back beach town complete with a waterfront golf course and an oceanfront casino practically begs its residents and visitors to spend time outdoors. If you live or vacation in Lake Worth, Florida, you probably enjoy the beautiful weather and waterfront access during every season of the year.
While this tiny town puts residents in the perfect position to enjoy water sports, swimming, and art festivals, some pretty intense pests enjoy the perfect climate as well.
Common Pest Control Problems in Lake Worth
While you expect to see the occasional bug outdoors in warm weather, an infestation can be annoying and even dangerous to your health. Eliminating bugs, rodents, and other creatures from your home will help you avoid potential illnesses and destroyed gardens. Lake Worth, Florida is home to a wide variety of crawling creatures. Here are a few of the most common pests in the area.
Ants enter your home in search of food and heat. Since ants live in colonies, you rarely have to look for signs of their existence. You will notice hundreds of ants around food, liquids, or warm spaces in your home. A single queen house ant can lay 30 eggs a day, quickly breeding an infestation in your home. Some ants like carpenter ants and crazy ants can even pose a danger to your home's structure.
Wasps and Bees
Painful bee stings are unpleasant in the best of situations, but a bee allergy or a swarming colony can be extremely dangerous. The presence of a nest is usually witnessed by the buzzing emitted by bees or individual bees appearing from holes in walls or overhangs. It can be dangerous to remove wasp and bee nests without professional help.
Fleas are carried inside on your pet's fur and can quickly infest your home, making everyone miserable. Flea bites sting and itch and can affect both humans and pets. Fleas are tiny and may be found while brushing your pet, or even jumping on your skin.
Mice and Rats
Rats and mice reproduce quickly and can pose a danger to your health and your home. Signs of a rodent infestation typically include droppings near furniture or where food is kept. You may also notice chew marks on wires, cables, and food packages. The urine and droppings from rodents carry dangerous disease and parasites and can be found on any surface.
The waste excreted by roaches can carry several diseases and parasites which can infect humans and pets. The two types of cockroaches in Florida are sometimes referred to as Palmetto bugs. The American Cockroach is reddish brown and may be around an inch and a half long. The Florida Woods Cockroach is black and measures over 2 inches long. Roaches may be seen in piles of clutter; you may also notice their droppings which look like small black dots.
Found in moist, warm climates, these pests are right at home in South Florida. Silverfish can damage books, fabrics, and textiles. Silverfish are shiny silver or gray and can be found in moist areas like around the toilet or under the refrigerator. They can live up to 8 years, giving them plenty of time to feed and breed.
Common spiders in South Florida include brown recluse, crab spiders, daddy long legs spiders, jumping spiders, and brown widows. Some spiders have dangerous and even deadly venom, and all spider bites can be dangerous. Spiders typically prefer dark environments. Signs of spiders include webs and egg-sacks that may be in your home or garden.
These pests cause over $1 billion in damage to homes in the United States each year. Signs you have a termite problem may include piles of fecal pellets in windowsills, small piles of insect wings near windows or doors, or damage to wood.
Protective Pest Control Eliminates Your Bug Problems
At Protective Pest Control, we know you need to get rid of insects to keep your home sanitary and free of bothersome (and sometimes creepy or dangerous) bugs. You can count us to eliminate pests and control them in the future with our tried-and-true method.
Complete Pest Evaluation
Our experienced team is familiar with the signs left by pests. We begin with a thorough indoor and outdoor inspection to look for evidence of pests or infestations. Finding droppings and nests are clear indicators of the types of pests you are dealing with, and it will let us know where to concentrate our efforts. Upon identification, we create a customized pest treatment plan for extermination.
Customized Pest Treatment
Every home or business pest situation is unique is some way. We customize your treatment based on the types of pests you are dealing with, your unique family, and the surrounding elements that may be affected. Most of our plans include a combination of non-chemical methods to trap pests without introducing potential irritants to your property.
Maintenance and Education
Eliminating pests is the first part of the process. Making sure they stay gone is equally important. Periodic monitoring works to make sure the pests are eliminated. Maintenance plans are also available to provide long term prevention measures. We take the time to keep you up to date on each part of the process and educate every customer on ways to prevent pests in the future.
Free Pest Control Quotes in Lake Worth
If your home, yard, or garden is under attack by dangerous or nuisance pests, do not try to age war on the villains alone. Protective Pest Control is a full-service extermination company prepared to eliminate a variety of pests commonly found in Lake Worth.
Call (561) 791-0263 to ask how we can help.