By our estimation, spring and fall are the most popular times of year to be a homeowner in Florida. Summertime is hot, and winters are too long, but spring hits the sweet spot. However, like every other time of the year, spring has its downfalls. Most notably, the pests. You see, most pests slow down in the cool temperatures of Florida winter, so you might forget how annoying they can be until springtime when the weather warms up, and you find yourself fighting the same old battles.
Before we dive into the pest issues you might have as a homeowner in Deltona, I want to remind you that the best way to deal with any problem is to head on and in advance. Of course, pest issues will pop up from time to time, but preventative pest control is essential to conquering your pest problems and being able to enjoy your home again. When we wait for a pest issue to present itself to respond, we’ll always be in the same reactionary pest control stance. Our team has been serving Deltona homeowners for over four decades, and we’d be honored to invite you into our family.
Ok, now that we’ve addressed that issue, here are some of the most common pests that homeowners deal with in the Deltona area and some tips for things that you can do at home to make fighting pests a whole lot easier.
The ants go marching one by one, and unfortunately, springtime in Florida has them marching all around your home and property as well. Like the tiny sugar ants you find in your kitchen, some ants are relatively harmless. Besides the fact that they’re a pest inside your home, there’s nothing dangerous about them. Then on the other end of the spectrum, there are ants like carpenter ants which can cause similar damage as termites, and fire ants which can cause an excruciating bite. The best way to eliminate any ant from your home or yard is to have regular, professional pest control services. But, it’s also essential that you determine how the ants are accessing your home. Are there cracks in the siding where they’re getting in? Are they attracted by your garbage, or perhaps the snack wrappers your kids left in their rooms? This is a perfect example of how important prevention can be in conquering a pest issue.
2. Fleas and Ticks
If you have ever had to treat a flea problem inside your home, you know exactly how important it is to treat your yard for fleas and ticks. Often we think of fleas and ticks as pests that only bother our beloved four-legged friends. And while protecting our pets is a great reason to treat the yard for fleas and ticks, it’s essential also to know that humans are just as vulnerable to their bites as dogs and cats. If you have young children who love rolling around in your yard, if you enjoy doing yard work and gardening, or even if you simply love spending cool spring evenings outside, we highly recommend hiring a professional to treat your yard for fleas and ticks.
We could talk for days about the importance of professional termite control. It’s one of our top services. The truth is, termites can cause an unbelievable amount of damage to your home, and without professional termite control, you are putting a lot at risk. Like these other pests, spring is when termites break off from their colonies and swarm to find a new home. You can learn even more about the kind of damage termites can cause by reading here.
Spring is when families venture back outside for fun in the sun and dinners on the porch. But there’s one tiny issue that tends to get in the way, and it’s mosquitoes. Not only are these bugs annoying and make spending time outside a lot less enjoyable, but they can also carry diseases like the Zika and West Nile viruses. A professional pest control company can help make your yard more comfortable and safer for your family. But there are also some things you can do. You’ve probably already tried citronella, but did you know that a great way to get rid of mosquitoes is with moving air? Just as simple as that! Install a fan on your back porch and enjoy. It’s also important to know that mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. So, look around your yard for areas with poor drainage or other places that might become a breeding ground for bugs.
Homeownership has its ups and downs, but as we mentioned before, prevention is the key to conquering many of them. It’s easy to put pest control on the back burner because so many people think they can manage it independently. But, it doesn’t take long to realize the project’s scope and the safety risks associated with it. If you’re in the Deltona area and are looking for a pest company, we’d love to serve you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can take this one homeownership issue off your plate forever.