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The Top 5 Pests that Want to Move Into Your Home

ant-954015_1920Pests tend to find comfort inside a controlled environment when outside temperatures fluctuate. Contact Orlando pest control company, Apex Pest Control, if you find any of these species, or others, that have decided to choose your home as their habitat.

 

  • Ants: Ants may be problematic in many areas of your home, and you may have more than one variety of ants. Each species within your home may be attracted to a different food source; treating them using a bait trap brings the insecticide back to the colony, which may solve the problem in the short run. The dilemma is the sheer amount of ants colonized on your property and the land around it. A barrier treatment from a professional pest control is undoubtedly your best option.
  • Bedbugs: Bedbugs are notorious for their staying power: once you have bedbugs, it is nearly impossible to eradicate them. Treating only one stage of the bedbugs’ life cycle will not ensure complete extermination. Professional treatment is almost always necessary.
  • The Roach: Cockroaches and palmetto bugs are as common in Florida as humidity. Most homes harbor at least one nest of cockroaches within their walls or attics. Locating the nest(s) and completely destroying the cockroaches’ homes is extremely difficult, especially since you cannot locate the nest by sight, unlike a hornet’s nest, for instance. Professional assistance is necessary to combat the adults, larvae, and eggs.
  • Termites: Termites are more than a nuisance; they are systematically eroding the structure of your home. If you notice termites or damage from termites, chances are the amount of destruction is already catastrophic for that specific area. Contact a pest control specialist immediately to retain the integrity of your home, and, better yet, create a maintenance schedule with Apex Pest Control to keep termites from damaging your home.
  • Arthropods: Unlike centipedes, millipedes are not poisonous or dangerous. Instead, their sheer numbers are alarming. Centipedes are identifiable by their structure: flat body and legs protruding from the sides. Millipedes, on the other hand, have a curved exoskeleton and legs that jut out beneath them. Millipedes love mulch, so if your garden area contains mulch, chances are you are harboring millipedes. Keep mulch away from your home’s foundation to prevent millipedes from crossing from the garden into your home.

 

Apex Pest Control is available to assist in these five notorious pest problems along with thousands more. Give the Orlando pest control experts at Apex a call at (866) 675-4070 to keep your home pest-free this season…and beyond! Read our past blogs for additional information on pest control, infestations, and treatment ideas.

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