Common Pest Control Problems in Ocean Ridge
At Protective Pest Control, we combine cutting-edge technology and 25 years of experience to help keep disease-ridden rodents, ant colonies, and all other pests away from your home. Once you get in touch with us, our team conducts a thorough inspection of your home to identify the insects and bugs wreaking havoc in your home. We then create an extermination plan tailored to your exact needs. And after we eliminate the scurrying pests, we work with you to prevent them from reappearing.
One of the most common household pests people in Boynton Beach battle is the ant. Ants are tricky to deal with because there are literally thousands of types. Not to mention that ants are commonly compelled to return to areas where they find sources of food and water, including your kitchen. Some common ant species in the Boynton Beach area include sugar ants, crazy ants, carpenter ants, and white-footed ants. While ants are not necessarily going to cause any type of health damage, an ant infestation can devastate your home and your pantry. Some people are allergic to ants, prompting hives, swelling, and itching after a bite.
Wasps and Bees
These pests are always ready to ruin an awesome picnic with your better half. Ocean Ridge temperatures remain in the 70s and 80s for the better part of the year, so wasps are likely to show up in your compound any time. Wasp stings are painful, and their venom can trigger a serious allergic reaction. If your home is infested with these nagging pests, we will act swiftly to terminate them and remove the nest to keep your family safe.
While pets might be our closest friends, they can have other companions we do not really want lurking around. Fleas are some of the worst friends your cat or dog can have. These pests can cause allergic reactions with their saliva that can cause persistent itchiness. Before you know it, you have scratched the infected area all the way to scrub.
Mice and Rats
Rats and mice love to feed on everything in our homes, from garbage to the food they find in pantries. They love to reside in walls. Aside from looking for food, these rodents typically find their way indoors to keep warm through the biting cold of winter. Since mice have deflating bodies, it's quite easy for them to get into homes through holes or cracks smaller than a dime. These rodents can be a health hazard because they spread bacteria wherever they go. A rodent infestation could put your family at risk for diseases like Hantavirus, salmonellosis, arenavirus, and endemic typhus. Our technicians will lay traps to catch these rodents and teach you ways to keep them off your property.
You have possibly seen a cockroach before. There are also known as palmetto bugs or waterbugs. Whatever you call them, if you've seen one in your Ocean Ridge home, you should know there are hundreds, if not thousands waiting to lurk around in the kitchen or dining room when the lights are out. Cockroaches multiply very fast and adapt to their surroundings very fast as well. It is important to contact our technicians at the first sign of cockroach activity to avoid an escalated problem. We'll kill them all for you!
Silverfish are rampant pests in the Ocean Ridge area. These critters have an insatiable appetite not only for food but for some of your most prized possessions. Silverfish are mostly drawn to dry starchy foods like cereals or flour but don't be surprised to find them munching on your books, wallpaper, carpet, fabrics, or important documents. As far as Ocean Ridge pests go, they are arguably the creepiest. This is because of how they move. Despite their large size, they are extremely fast. But we are faster! Our technicians specialize in silverfish control to rid your home of these destructive pests.
Although helpful outdoor creatures, spiders can be a health threat or a nuisance to you and your family if they are indoors. Dark, quiet, and humid basements are favorite spots for spiders preying on insects. The most tell-tale signs of spiders invading your Ocean Ridge home is cobwebs in hard to reach areas like corners of the ceiling. Our team will come up with an extermination plan that's not only customized to your property but also safest for your family, plants, and pets.
Ah, termites, the relentless bugs whose only intent is to eat all the wood in your area. While termites fulfill a crucial role in our ecological system by helping turn deadwood into the soil, they don't know the difference between the wood in your home and the stump in your yard. Most Ocean Ridge residents do not know they have a terminate infestation until they spot swarmers, which to the normal eye, look like flying ants. These pests often cause irreparable damage. In fact, the damage left by termites is so huge that many insurers don't cover it. Wherever these bugs are hiding in your home, we will find them and exterminate them.
Whitefly populations tend to explode, encouraged by the Florida climate, and soon the infestation can get out of hand. Our team can get rid of whiteflies without harming your plants, ensuring that your beautiful garden or house plants will soon be safe to thrive infestation-free once more.