Pest Control Guide for Florida Homeowners

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Florida’s warm climate is not only attractive to people but also to a wide variety of pests that can invade your home. From the annoying mosquitoes to the destructive termites, homeowners in the Sunshine State face a unique set of challenges in keeping their homes pest-free. This guide is designed to help Florida homeowners understand common pests in the area and effective pest control strategies.

Most Common Pests

Here’s a brief list of common pests that can be found in Florida.

  • Ants: from normal ants to fire ants, they commonly establish their colonies around lawns in areas with decaying foliage.
  • Termites: Florida is particularly prone to termite infestations due to its humid client. These pests can cause considerable damage to your home and wooden outdoor structures if left untreated.
  • Roaches: roaches are attracted to places that provide shelter, warmth, and food sources like crumbs, spills, and food residue.
  • Mosquitoes: with Florida’s abundant bodies of standing water and high humidity, it’s the ideal climate for mosquitoes to swarm.
  • Rodents: mice and rats seek shelter and food inside of homes and attics, especially during cooler months, and can cause damage by chewing through wires, water lines, and insultation.

Effective Pest Control Strategies

DIY Preventative Measures

The best pest control strategy is prevention. Here is a list of measures you can take to keep your home pest-free.

  • Seal Entry Points: check for gaps in doors, windows, and foundations that could allow pests into your home.
  • Eliminate Standing Water: clear your gutters to make sure there’s no standing water, which mosquitoes use as a breeding ground.
  • Remove Food Crumbs: bits and pieces of food that fall on the floor or are left on your countertop attract pests. Make sure your kitchen is kept clean, food is stored in sealed containers, and the garbage is disposed of regularly.
  • Routine Yard Maintenance: remove yard debris and trim overgrown vegetation to minimize hiding spots for pests.

When to Contact a Pest Control Service Professional

If an infestation becomes more severe or persists, it’s time to call a professional. Pest control companies have access to more potent treatments and can provide consulting on how to better protect your home.

How to Choose a Pest Control Company

Consider the following when choosing a pest control company:

  • Licensing and Certifications: ensure the company is licensed in Florida and has certified technicians.
  • Years of Experience with Florida Pests: choose a provider that’s spent many years dealing with pests in Florida.
  • Eco-Friendly Options: if you’re concerned with the environmental impact of pest control, companies usually have eco-friendly treatment options.
  • Customer Reviews: check online reviews, especially Google My Business / Maps profiles, to gauge how the local community feels about their reliability and customer service.

Contact Royal Pest Services

If you’ve noticed infestations getting out of control or persisting for longer than a week, contact Royal Pest Services today and get a treatment plan in place to protect your home. We’ll recommend services based on your specific needs so you can stay comfortable in your home. Start today with a free quote and get $50 off your initial pest control services along with other offers when you bundle services.

Google Reviews

Andy ChandraAndy Chandra
17:49 08 Sep 21
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Linda SpringsteenLinda Springsteen
12:19 17 Jul 21
They have met my needs for over 20 years. I have my termite bond and home pest control services... with them.Very pleased with the service and professional/knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.read more
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15:38 11 Mar 21
our tech-Julius is so helpful. even if he is in our area and it's not a spray day he comes by to... check on the lawn and he leaves us a note. we can ask him any question and he always give a clear answer.the office is always so helpful as well.read more
Richard AllegerRichard Alleger
16:19 26 Feb 21
I met with Mike, we went over what I was hoping to accomplish with my yard and the fact that we... have small children. He was helpful, informative and within 3 days Isaac had already reached out to let me know when he would be starting. It was the same week to make it all that much better! Thanks Mike and Isaac, looking forward to the results.read more
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18:23 19 Feb 21
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