Those that live in Florida know just how much of a nuisance pests can be. While the weather is amazing and the scenery is beautiful, there are also a ton of bugs and rodents to deal with. While the occasional bug here and there isn’t an issue, once it becomes an infestation it becomes a real problem.
If you are experiencing a pest infestation, you’ll want to contact a pest control company like Nationwide Pest Control. We work with only the best pest control specialists in the business. When you hire a Nationwide specialist, you can rest assured that your pest infestation will be eliminated completely.
What Is a Pest Control Specialist?
A lot of people want to take their pest problems into their own hands. If it’s the occasional spider here or mouse there, it may not be a problem. Once it reaches the point of an infestation, though, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.
A pest control specialist has the training and equipment to remove a pest infestation and ensure it doesn’t return. They are able to survey the property, identify the problem areas, remove the pests, and set up a perimeter to stop the pests from returning.
The professional pest control services provided by Nationwide Pest Control are available for both commercial and residential properties. No matter what the property looks like, our experts can ensure the pests are dead and gone.
How Much Does Pest Control in Florida Cost?
The cost of pest control in Florida varies depending on the severity of the infestation, the size of the property, the type of infestation, and other factors. Some services cost as little as $100, while others may be $250 or more.
For ongoing, preventative services you may expect to pay anywhere from $30-$50 per month. This helps to keep your property safe and saves you on bigger bills for infestation removal services in the future.
For more information about rates, reach out to Nationwide Pest Control. We can provide you with a more comprehensive estimate.
Pests in Florida
Florida is home to a diverse array of wildlife. This includes a large range of different pests. Some of these pests are relatively harmless, while others can be extremely dangerous.
Below are pests you may experience in Florida, along with some things you can do to avoid them:
Cockroaches/palmetto bugs are gross. When they scurry across your counters and floors, they spread bacteria as they go. This can lead to different illnesses. They also can get into your food and contaminate it. There are a few different types of cockroaches you may experience in Florida. What they all have in common is that you don’t want them around!
Here are a few things that you can do to avoid a cockroach/palmetto bug infestation:
- Inspect the outside of your home for roaches.
- Keep your basement dry.
- Check packages before you bring them inside.
- Use weather-stripping around your doors and windows.
Mosquitoes are a huge issue in Florida. Whether you notice them buzzing around your head or they are secretly landing on you and drinking your blood, they are a nuisance. It’s expected that you’ll have to deal with some mosquitoes in Florida. The problem is when there is a large infestation. Mosquitoes don’t just leave itchy bites. They are also known to spread viruses and diseases. Not all mosquitoes carry illness, but you’ll still want to decrease your exposure as much as possible.
Below are some tips for avoiding a mosquito infestation:
- Get rid of standing water around your house.
- Fill in holes around your property that can contain standing water.
- Keep your grass cut short.
- Remove debris and stumps from your property.
- Turn containers and buckets outside upside down.
If you see a few ants running across your counter carrying crumbs, you may not think anything of it. The problem is, if you see a few ants, there are likely more. Ants live in colonies, which means you may have a full-on infestation in your home. Some ants are relatively safe (if not annoying), while others (like fire ants) sting.
Here are some things you can do to avoid an ant infestation:
- Rinse cans and food containers out before throwing them away.
- Use weather-stripping on your windows and doors.
- Close off any gaps in the exterior of your home.
- Remove overgrown vegetation, branches, and brush from your property.
Wasps and hornets are similar to bees, but they are much more aggressive. A wasp or hornet nest on your property can be a major safety hazard. Not only are their stings painful, but they can also cause an allergic reaction in some people. It’s best to remove a wasp/hornet nest from your property as soon as possible.
With that said, you’ll want to consider hiring a company like Nationwide Pest Control to remove the wasps or hornets for you. You don’t want to get stung, and you’ll need to make sure the wasps or hornets are gone for good. A professional pest control company can eliminate the problem and ensure the wasps/hornets don’t come back anytime soon.
While termites and carpenter ants aren’t known for biting or stinging, they cause a whole other form of damage. Termites and carpenter ants can eat away at your home and cause major, costly structural damage. Actually, these insects are known to cause billions of dollars worth of damage a year! They also are known to spread quickly and grow to large numbers.
If you notice termites or carpenter ants in your walls, do not try to remove the infestation yourself. Make sure you hire a company like Nationwide Pest Control. We will provide comprehensive pest control services to ensure the termites or carpenter ants are gone for good.
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For more information about pest control services and their costs, reach out to Nationwide Pest Control. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have and schedule you for a service.