Popular Pests In South Florida
September 14, 2017
Before we get started, let's take a moment to define the word "popular" as it relates to this article. We're not talking about which bugs and wild animals we love having in our houses the most. Clearly, we don't like having any of them around. That's why we call them pests. But the word "popular" has some synonyms that help us to zero in on what we're talking about. Popular is synonymous with fame and acclaim. Can you think of any famous bugs or wildlife pests in the Boca Raton, Delray Beach, or Lake Worth areas? Can you think of any that have earned acclaim for their ability to destroy our homes and businesses or infect us with illness? Those are the pests we're going to look at today.
You can hardly look at the news without hearing something about mosquito-borne viruses. In the tropical climate of South Florida, these pests aren't just a misery for us; they are a significant threat.
We have all the worst cockroaches in Florida. Why? Because cockroaches love warm, moist weather. So, it isn't surprising that these disgusting, illness-spreading pests are everywhere. They get into pantries. They crawl on dishes, silverware, and food prep surfaces. And, worse than these, they get into ventilation systems and send diseases, allergens, and harmful bacteria into the air.
We all know what a subterranean termite is. It is an insect to be feared, if you own any property in South Florida. But, now we're starting to see super termites. This mix of Asian subterranean termite and Formosan subterranean termite is more destructive than both species put together.
Mice and rats are opportunistic creatures that live off of humans all around the globe, not just here in South Florida. But, wherever rodents are found, they are infamous. There are few pests that can cause as many issues as a rodent. They carry harmful bacteria in their fur, spreading disease with their droppings and urine, and introduce lice, mites, ticks, fleas, and other parasites to any structure they invade. Beyond this, they have an impulse to chew on lots of things. This can be destructive in many ways.
These popular pests remind us that pest control is not just a quality of life upgrade. It is necessary protection for our property, our families, and our pets. At Nozzle Nolen, we have year-round pest programs that can address these and a whole host of other pests that invade. Get your protection in place. Give us a call today.
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