Palm Beach Gardens Pest Control
Although Palm Beach Gardens is a beautiful city that attracts people from throughout the world, pests are also drawn to all of the green space that makes this community so picturesque. Unfortunately, they also enjoy South Florida’s hot, humid climate. In fact, mosquito season starts in February in South Florida; conversely, it is not until May when these insects start flying around in places like Michigan. Other pests such as termites and bed bugs also tend to start appearing in Palm Beach Gardens in greater numbers earlier in the year than is the case up north.
Mosquitoes in particular enjoy the standing water that exists in much of South Florida as they can breed in high numbers with just a little of it. For that reason, make sure to empty any cans, gutters, pots, buckets or bins that are situated around your home. Boats should also be covered or turned upside down for this reason.
Of course, mosquitoes are annoying because of the itchy welts that they leave on your skin. However, it is also important to keep them away due to their ability to carry diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile Virus and chikungunya. For these reasons, make sure you are protected with DEET once you step outside and that your homes are protected so that they do not get inside.
Unfortunately, scientists recently discovered that the Formosan and Asian subterranean termites are mating in places throughout South Florida and creating dangerous offspring. These pests tend to travel through the ground and then chew through houses from below. As a result, the amount of damage that termites do to buildings in Palm Beach Gardens is expected to significantly increase in the near future.
However, other types of termites have still caused plenty of damage to homes located here for the past several decades. For that reason, it is essential to consult the services of Hometown Pest Control to ensure that no damage has occurred to your home or business, and to ensure that any damage that may have already occurred does not worsen.
Bed Bug Control
These tiny pests are amongst the most difficult to eradicate from a home. The reasons for this include their ability to fit their tiny bodies into the smallest of spaces and the fact that you need to successfully find and get rid of every single bed bug to ensure that they will no longer multiply under your roof and continue to cause havoc. The latter point is a significant one as a single female bed bug can start laying eggs within months of being born herself, and a healthy one will lay hundreds of them in her lifetime.
Bed bugs leave itchy red welts on the skin of those they bite, and they then swell to about six times their original size while they digest their meal in seclusion. Fortunately, they are not known to carry diseases, but the often-unbearable itching that their bites create is reason enough for even the most level headed of individuals to desperately turn to a pest control company to eradicate them from their homes.
If you are experiencing issues with these or any of the other pests that call South Florida home, make sure to contact Hometown Pest Control, and our highly trained and knowledgeable staff will take care of all of your pest control needs.