Most long-time Florida residents know that The Sunshine State is home to a huge range of different pests, which change according to the season. Whether it's mosquitos, roaches, or rodents, at some point during each season all Floridians will encounter their fair share of unwanted guests. That's why we've put together our comprehensive guide to Florida pests, so you can ensure your home is pest-free no matter the time of year! Keep reading to learn about troublesome pests to look out for from season to season.
As spring approaches and warm weather and heavy rains arrive in Florida, so do plenty of troublesome pests. Spring is just the start of pest season in the state while moisture and higher temperatures make insect populations more active. Here are some of the most common pests that plague Florida homeowners in the spring:
- Carpenter Ants. One of the most common indoor pests in Florida, carpenter ants swarm in the spring. They nest in moist areas and structures that offer consistent temperature and protection from the elements. While these ants don’t eat wood, they chew through it to make their nests, causing structural damage.
- Stinging Insects. While Floridians look forward to the spring growing season and all the blooming plants, it’s also prime time for bee activity. Stinging insects like bees and wasps mate in spring and early summer.
Florida summers are hot and humid—prime conditions for high insect activity. Many of the state’s summer pests can cause big problems, threatening the structural integrity of your home and the health of your family. Look out for these pests during the summer:
- Several species of termite thrive in Florida, and they all have the potential to damage your home. You can keep your property safe by scheduling an annual termite inspection in the spring, so you can catch an infestation before it does damage.
- Mosquitoes are both annoying and potential disease spreaders. While you can wear insect repellent, the best way to keep your family safe is by investing in regular mosquito control treatments.
When temperatures cool in the fall, certain pests start becoming more active. As autumn approaches, keep a lookout for:
- Ant species including ghost ants, Caribbean crazy ants, and even the dreaded fire ant are more active in the fall. Depending on the species and extent of the infestation, ants can damage your home and even bite people and pets.
- Stinging Insects. Wasps and yellow jackets remain active in Florida’s cool fall weather. If you see a hive or nest, reach out to your trusted pest control company immediately.
While winter temperatures get cool in Florida, the weather’s still warm enough for certain pests to thrive, especially bedbugs. Holiday traveling often correlates with higher bedbug activity. Never resort to DIY methods for a bedbug infestation—contact your pest control pros right away.
Keep Your Property Pest-Free Season After Season
While Florida residents need to remain vigilant against pests from season to season, they can feel confident with Evergreen Lawn and Pest Control – Leesburg on their side. Our eco-friendly treatments keep your property pest-free, all year round. Call us today at (407) 880-6655 to schedule your free consultation.