Living in Florida means dealing with many different types of pests trying to sneak into your home. Here are a few of the most common Florida pests, they are ones that will require pest control Jupiter FL.
House mice and rats are fairly common in Florida. There are two types of rats that are not only common but also are known for their destructive tendencies in homes, the Norway rat and black rat. Mice typically avoid bright lights while rats are mostly blind. Rats have made up for it with ultrasonic hearing. They need to be dealt with because of their history of transmitting diseases to humans and because of the damage, they cause to electrical wires, insulation, and roofs.
Lizards are a pest problem that Florida residents have had to deal with for some time now. Lizards are small, leap, and can get into homes or apartments with relative ease. They can sneak in through vents, pipes, windows, doors, and any other small opening in your home. It is an issue because they can cause some serious health issues in humans. Salmonella can be contracted after coming in contact with a lizard or their droppings.
Of everything on this list, termites are the most dangerous to your home. There are five different types of termites in Florida but the most common types are Drywood and subterranean termites. When looking for termites in your home, take notice of the following:
- Discolored or sagging sheetrock or ceilings or walls
- Buckling or sagging floors
- Termite holes in the attic
- Bubbling or peeling paint
- Jammed doors or windows
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
If you notice any of these things in your home, it is important to get in contact with a professional as soon as possible to prevent any further structural damage to your home.
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