Lake Worth, FL Pest Control

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With its warm and humid climate, Palm Beach County is a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. The climate is also perfect for picnics. In addition to picnic foods, flowers in the area attract bees. Another pest that loves the climate is the termite. Although there are several types of termites, subterranean termites are the most destructive pests in Lake Worth and the surrounding areas.

Pest Risk Factors

Every pest comes with its own set of health risks or property damage risks. It is important to understand the extent of the destruction they cause.

Mosquitoes

According to the University of Florida, Florida mosquitoes can spread encephalitis, dengue, Chikungunya and West Nile Virus. All of these illnesses can be debilitating. They are all usually accompanied by flu-like symptoms and severe fatigue. If any of these symptoms appear after noticing a mosquito bite, it is important to seek medical help immediately.

Bees

Honey bees are commonly seen in Lake Worth. Although people assume they only live in hives on trees, bees commonly colonize behind the walls in homes or in garages. Their stings are painful and may trigger allergic reactions in some adults and small children. In rare cases, their stings may trigger a fatal reaction of anaphylactic shock.

Termites

Termites can destroy the wood in a home, garage or tree quickly. In some cases, they can ruin a home in a matter of months. Their colonies are large and expand quickly. Since they also consume textiles and paper, termites are known for invading more than just the wood in a home. Another risk of termites is that they may spread to a neighbor's home.

How To Identify Pests

Each pest is usually easy to identify once it is spotted. However, seeing one pest usually means there are many more. To find where mosquitoes are breeding, look for any areas of standing water. A pet's bowl, a hot tub, a man-made pond or even a wet area in the yard where water collects could be to blame.

It is best to avoid searching for the source of a bee infestation. Many homeowners try this and wind up stung multiple times. If there is a humming or buzzing sound coming from behind a wall, in a tree or near a garage, do not disturb the beehive. Call a pest control professional to inspect it.

One of the most common signs of a termite infestation is the appearance of a swarm. Piles of shed wings or pellets, dirt tubes along a house, and wood that sounds hollow where it should be solid are all signs of a termite infestation.

How To Get Rid Of Pests In Lake Worth

When any pest is suspected or an infestation is identified, call a professional immediately. Avoid do-it-yourself removal methods that are dangerous and ineffective. To either remove or prevent pests, call Hometown Pest Control for a free estimate.  If you call in the morning, in most cases we can arrive at your home or business in Lake Worth the same day.