pillows-1031079_1920Bedbugs have been receiving a lot of press recently due to horror stories concerning upscale hotels, bed and breakfasts, and homes. The threat of bedbugs is not nearly as relevant in your home as other common Florida pests. While some pests, such as ants and cockroaches, rate as nuisances because of their sheer numbers, others, such as stinging insects and arachnids, are hazardous to your health. Read below for a list of bugs your home can do without, and contact the Orlando pest removal specialists at Apex Pest Control if you see any evidence of these nuisance pests or others.

  • The immense number of ants nationwide ranks them as the most common house pest. While their colony may be located outside your home or property, once they locate a food source in your kitchen or pantry, it is quite difficult to remove them. Many varieties of ants send chemical messages once food is detected to assist all other ants in finding that food. Other ants, such as carpenter ants, may colonize in your walls and destroy the integrity of your home’s infrastructure. Outside, fire ants are a huge nuisance with their multiple ant hills and have calculated intensely painful bites.
  • Ants also rank as the most difficult to remove, along with cockroaches, black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, and stinging insects. The difficulty in removing all these insects varies, although shelter plays a huge role in their existence. Keep food stored in airtight containers, remove all sources of moisture from inside and around your home, and have your home inspected to ensure no nests are inside your walls.
  • The well being of your family members is important. Some insects and arachnids are more than troublesome and rank as the most hazardous to your health, such as ticks, mosquitoes, and cockroaches. Ticks carry Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more than ten other diseases. Mosquitoes harbor parasites and viruses that can cause malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus, and encephalitis, to name a few. Cockroaches are hosts of E. coli and salmonella, and their saliva, skin, and droppings cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks.

Keep these pests and others from invading your property and home by contacting the Orlando pest removal experts at Apex Pest Control at (866) 675-4070, and read our latest blogs on home, business, and lawn pest control.