South-Florida-Pests

Common Pests in South Florida

Here are a few of the top pests in our region that you may recognize in your home or office.

  • Bed Bugs-South Florida

    Bed bugs

    Bed bugs infest your mattress, headboards, light switches, plugs, wall voids/cracks/ crevices & baseboards. In most cases, bed bugs are a once in a lifetime occurrence. They are becoming more common in hotel rooms, summer camps, etc.  We offer complete Bed Bug Solutions.

  • Cockroaches-South Florida

    Cockroaches

    Live in moist hot areas such as attics, kitchens, laundry rooms near air conditioners – anywhere they have a water source. They are known as one of the hardiest insects on earth living up to one month without food and can hold their breath for up to 45 minutes. Cockroaches must be baited to control. Florida Cockroaches.

  • Silverfish- South Florida

    Silverfish

    Live in hot areas of your home such as attics and feed on many common glue products such as the backing on your wallpaper as well as paper bags, books, cereal and wheat flour. In search of food and water, they are often found in kitchens, bathtubs and bookshelves, closets and behind baseboards.

  • Spider-South Florida

    Spiders

    Are generally found on the exterior of your home around exterior lights, inside they congregate in corners of the ceiling where their webs can catch flying insects. Some can be found in dark, moist spaces inside your home. In Florida, spiders can oftentimes be poisonous causing serious risk to your health. The best way for to avoid a spider infestation is to turn off outside lights especially in the spring and summer when flying insects are so prevalent.

  • Subterranean Termites-South Florida

    Subterranean Termites

    Are the most common in our area, and live in underground colonies up to 100 feet from your house. Subterranean colonies have hundreds of thousands of workers with a sole purpose to find cellulose and water. Cellulose is found in the wood and building products such as wood trim baseboards and even the wood trusses that support your roof. As a constant threat to your home, subterranean termites cause more damage each year than fire, flood and wind in combined. Subterranean Termite Protection.

  • Drywood Termites-South Florida

    Dry Wood Termite

    Also known as “furniture” termites, are commonly found in Central and South Florida. They are slightly less destructive than their cousins the subterranean termite. Dry wood termites create colonies in the wood they are infesting which in addition to construction materials of your home can include wooden furniture, (especially antique and hardwood). These termites need very little moisture in the wood to survive therefore they can cause significant damage to the wood in your home’s attic before they are discovered. In most cases the only effective treatment is to tent fumigate your home. DryWood Termite Protection.

  • Rodents-South Florida

    Rodents

    Like high-end real estate, thus are more prevalent in residences located near lakes, the Intercoastal waterway, canals, the oceanfront and golf courses. Rodents invade our homes seeking warmth and shelter when it is too cold or wet outside, (they can access your home through holes as small as a quarter). Rodents are carriers of many diseases and will eat any food that is accessible making prevention and rodent proofing extremely important.

  • Fleas-South Florida

    Fleas

    Adult fleas are parasites that live on dogs and cats, while the egg and pupae stages nest and live in carpeting, bedding and even cushions. Adult fleas can jump 7 inches vertically, up to 14 inches horizontally and lay up to 50 eggs a day. For successful flea control, take your pet to a veterinarian, while a professional exterminator treats your home and lawn. A tip to control fleas is to vacuum carpeting thoroughly and frequently, especially in the areas where your pet sleeps. Carpet that is not vacuumed thoroughly may often contain pupae which can survive for months while re-infesting your home. (No insecticide will kill the pupae stage).

  • Mosquito-South Florida

    Mosquito

    Reliant on water, adult females are responsible for stinging, ie collecting blood to feed their larvae. Mosquitoes have been found to carry diseases including encephalitis and West Nile Virus. The best method to treat mosquito infestation is to have a professional exterminator spray your lawn and ornamentals.

  • Lawn Spraying-South Florida

    Lawn & Ornamentals Insects

    Your lawn & ornamentals may harbor many different insects — some are beneficial while some are not. The highly trained professionals at Beach Environmental know what treatments may be necessary for the different insects to rid your landscape of infestation.

  • Lawn Diseases South Florida

    Lawn & Ornamentals Diseases

    Your lawn & ornamentals may be affected by many different plant diseases. The trained professionals at Beach Environmental are knowledgeable on the various types of diseases your plants and lawn may have in order to provide the necessary treatment.

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