Florida Pests 101

With warmer weather coming right around the corner, making sure your lawn and home are prepared for the summer pests is just as important as making sure your bikini body is ready for the summer.

Here is a quick guide to the pests you may need help from an exterminator in Orlando to conquer this summer.

They’re Creepy and They’re Kookie

It doesn’t matter how old you are or how big you are, no one handles indoor spiders very well. Though you may escape relatively unscathed from most spider bites, other Florida spiders such as the Black Widow and Brown Recluse can leave painful and dangerous bites. That’s why keeping your entire home eight-legged creature free should be at the top of your to do list.

When the Bed Bugs Bite

The idea of creepy crawlies in the most intimate of spaces like your bed makes everyone shutter. Bed bugs, however, are definitely not just a summer problem and can sneak into your bed anytime with the help of pets and luggage. Finding tiny bite marks on your legs or arms are usually the first hint that you have bed bugs and they should be taken care of immediately to ensure that the only guests in your bed are the ones that you invite.

Little Squeaks and Shuffling Around

Rodents can be a problem indoors and outdoors; rodents can wreak havoc on your lawn or sneak into walls and gnaw on everything from dry wall to insulation and even electrical wiring. Keeping the rodents out of your home can sometimes be as simple as cutting off access to vulnerable areas such as drains, gutters, garage doors, and open windows. However, if you hear the pitter patter of four tiny feet or little squeaks and squeals through the walls at night, you may need to call in the big guns pronto.

So whether you can see the pests or not, making sure to notice the early signs of entry or habitation and contacting an exterminator immediately can save you from potential trips to the doctor, as well as from costly repair bills to your home and garden.

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