Cockroaches are disgusting little critters. They look gross, but they also spread bacteria around your house. Keep this in mind when you see them scurrying across your counters. They can also get into your food and contaminate it. You don’t want cockroaches making their way indoors and breeding. If you have an infestation of cockroaches, you need pest control as soon as possible.
To avoid cockroaches, consider these tips:
Close off gaps that lead to the outside of your home.
Check your packages for roaches before you bring them indoors.
Take out your garbage often.
Replace damaged or torn door and window screens.
Vacuum your floors and clean regularly.
If you live in Miami, you know how common mosquitoes are—especially during the summer. They are everywhere! They buzz around, bite, and leave itchy red marks that you need to avoid scratching. While you will have to deal with them when you leave your house, you still don’t want them breeding on your property. An infestation can cause the need for pest control.
It’s best to limit your exposure to mosquitoes as much as possible. Mosquitoes are known to spread diseases and viruses.
To stop mosquitoes from breeding on your property, consider the following tips:
Make sure containers and buckets in your yard are turned upside down.
Fill in holes on your property that have standing water.
Cut your grass regularly.
Remove standing water from around your home.
Remove branches, debris, and stumps from your property.
Ants live in large colonies that continue to grow. This is important to remember when you see a few scurrying around. You don’t want ants moving into your home, and you especially don’t want a colony growing. There are a few types of ants you may run into in Miami. Some, like sugar ants, are relatively benign. Others, like fire ants, have very painful bites.
If you would like to avoid an ant infestation, consider these tips:
Put food away in containers when you are done eating.
Rinse out your cans and containers before throwing them in the garbage.
Remove woodpiles, debris, and fallen branches from your property.
Use weather-stripping on your windows and doors.
Spiders are icky, little eight-legged creatures that spin webs in the corners of your home. There are various spiders, including American house spiders, brown recluses, black widows, wolf spiders, etc. Some of these spiders are harmless. Others are dangerous and even deadly. You don’t want spiders spinning their webs inside of your home.
To avoid spiders inside of your home and on your property, consider the following tips:
Keep your windows and doors closed when not using them.
Repair tears in your window and door screens.
Remove spider webs when you see them.
Get rid of your yard’s rock piles, debris, woodpiles, and overgrown vegetation.
Make sure there are no cracks in the outside wall of your house.
Bed bugs are small but highly annoying insects. As their name implies, bed bugs are often found in beds—but they can also make their way to other pieces of furniture throughout the house. Bed bugs feed on blood—which makes you their ideal meal. Their bites are annoying and itchy, leading to infections from scratching.
To avoid bed bugs, consider these tips:
Clean and vacuum your home regularly—including your mattress.
Wash clothing when you bring it home from shopping.
Wash your sheets regularly.
Avoid purchasing used furniture.
Wash your clothing when you return home from traveling.
Rodents come in a lot of different varieties. Common ones trying to make their way into your home include roof rats, Norway rats, and mice. Rodents are notorious for spreading illnesses, which makes them a health hazard. On top of this, they also chew through wires, damage property, and eat your food.
For rodent control in your home, consider the following:
Clean and vacuum your home often.
Take out your garbage regularly.
Use your garbage disposal.
Keep your doors and windows shut.
Put leftovers away, and don’t leave food on the counter.
Wasps and hornets have a similar appearance to bees, but they are much more dangerous. These pests are known for how territorial they are and how likely they will attack you. Their stings hurt a lot and can be hazardous. Many people are allergic to wasps and hornets and sometimes don’t even know. A sting can quickly require a hospital visit.
If you find a wasp or hornet nest on your property, contact professional pest control for outstanding service to remove the nest properly. Don’t risk getting stung. We are a commercial Pest Control company that will remove the nest nationwide and ensure the wasps or hornets don’t return.
Ticks are parasites that attach themselves to people and animals. These parasites live off of their host’s blood. Not only tick annoying, but they are also extremely dangerous. Ticks spread a variety of different diseases—some of which are deadly. If you notice your pet, a family member, or you have ticks, make sure you take care of it immediately.
To prevent ticks from moving forward, consider these tips:
Cut your bushes and remove dense vegetation.
Cut your lawn regularly.
Use tick control programs to keep your pets safe from ticks.
Vacuum and clean regularly.
Termites and carpenter ants
Termites and carpenter ants are big problems. They are responsible for billions of dollars in damages every single year. Once they get inside, they will spread and grow in numbers. Over time, they will cause thousands of dollars in damage. Don’t allow this to happen!
As soon as you see termites or carpenter ants, contact Nationwide Pest Control regarding termite infestation. We’ll send a specialist to control the termite problems with the latest technology and stop them from returning. Don’t try to do this on your own! Hire a highly trained person to ensure the best treatment plan. Soon your property will be free from any termite problem you may have.