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Some of the most common pest calls we get here in Florida are for ants, cockroaches, and termites. Most insects seek refuge in Florida homes for the exact same reasons as humans, to avoid the extreme heat. Many species of insects do not thrive well in extreme temperatures, and your AC filled home provides the perfect place for them to hide from the Florida heat. Much like you, they enjoy retiring to a nice cool space after being out in the hot sun. Having a pest in your house is very common and nothing to be embarrassed about, our team will be there to walk you through every step of the process and keep you feeling as comfortable as possible. Everyone on our staff is equipped with the experience and top-notch training in order to answer all of your questions during the process.
Pest issues can feel like they take forever to eliminate, and it can be a very frustrating time for you and your family. We will work hard to ensure that your problem is taken care of quickly so that you can go back to living your normal life as soon as possible. No matter what pest issue you are having, we have a plan to fit your needs. With insects such as ants, they will often start in your yard and work their way into your home. There are many different types of ants, all of which can be a nuisance to have inside of your house. Often, you can find the ant hills out in the yard before you will notice ants marching through your kitchen. Cockroaches are also commonly found in Florida homes, as they typically are seeking cooler atmospheres and a constant water source. Most cockroaches can survive exclusively water, meaning that they love all of the drippy faucets in your home. Termites can be a bit more difficult to identify, as they can be mistaken for carpenter ants, and the longer that they go unnoticed the more damage they can end up doing to your home. The key to solving your pest solution is to get as ahead of the issue as possible, this starts with identifying the specific pest you are dealing with.
With so many pests to identify, each needing a special treatment to control the population you want to make sure that you are using a company that you can trust. Centurian Pest can help you to identify your pest and will come up with the best solution to getting rid of them. We have A ratings for our pest control services, meaning that we have been recognized as top experts in pest control in the state of Florida. Many people will try to solve a pest issue on their own in order to save money. This can end up coming back to bite you in the wallet later if the pests happen to cause any structural or plumbing issues. It is important to have a professional assisting you with your pest issues to ensure that the pest is properly identified and removed without causing any unneeded damage to your home in the process. This is especially important when it comes to pests such as termites, identifying them early can prevent major structural damage to your home.
Centurian Pest has plans starting at $29.95 to fit your budget, while also providing you with the knowledge that you are getting top-rated professional assistance. Pest Experts Inc. also gives you the added peace of mind of knowing that if we can’t solve your problem, we have a money back guarantee. Meaning that you can put your trust in us to take care of your pest problem, and not breaking your bank. It is important to trust your pest control company since they are helping you to protect your home. Our staff is friendly and ready to help protect your home from any unwanted guests. You should enjoy living in the Sunshine State, and we’re here to make sure that it stays that way.
Many times, you can try to prevent pests from even becoming an issue. This isn’t to say that it will protect you from the occasional spider or what not that wanders into your home, but it can help prevent a major infestation. You want to make sure you get rid of anything that can provide them the basic necessities of life: Food, water, and shelter. You want to make it more difficult for pests to be able to get to things that they need, forcing them to leave your home.
The kitchen is a main source of food for them, it’s a haven for food sources as well as water sources. Make sure that all food is cleaned up and not left out overnight, as this is a major attractant for pests. This also applies to pet food, which you may not think about right away and pests love. Investing in plastic containers and disposing of cardboard boxes and plastic bags is also helpful, as many pests will chew through the cardboard to get to the food. Pests also love crumbs, which may seem tiny and insignificant to you, but are the perfect sized meal for small insects looking for a quick bite. So, it’s important to make sure even the little crumbs get swept up. Taking the trash out each night is also vital if you’re trying to remove any and all food sources, the trash can is filled with all sorts of things little pests would love to get into.
While food is vital to life for us, many pests can go without food for a while as long as they have water. In fact: cockroaches can go about a month with no food; however, they can only go about a week without water. This doesn’t mean go turn off your water with the city, just be aware of some main water spots that pests can find. Dish water is one of the main attractants, not only is this basically a swimming pool for them, but there are typically little bits of food in it as well. Make sure that if your faucet has a constant drip, you get it repaired as this provides a steady source of water. If there are any puddles on tables or counters make sure to wipe them up, this can also include the condensation rings from drink cups. Many times, pests only need a tiny drop of water to keep surviving, so every little bit counts.
The most important thing, is to stop a problem before it can ever even enter your home. This means that you make sure your home is pest proof. Many pests can fit through the tiniest of openings so go around your house and identify and cracks, holes, or other openings that you may find, and then seal them up. This also goes for inside your house, make sure holes around pipes and behind appliances get sealed as well. While pests aren’t known for knocking on the door to come in, they will use any cracks in the door to enter, so make sure that you have sealed all around doors and windows as well so that there are no easy access points. The main way that people bring insects, such as cockroaches, into their home is through cardboard boxes. Rather you pulled them out of storage or scored some cool stuff from a garage sale, make sure you inspect the box thoroughly before bringing it into your home to make sure there are no roaches to be found. Maybe even unload the stuff outside the home so that you don’t even have to bring in the box.
While these steps may seem tedious and difficult to always adhere to, they do help in preventing a major pest issue. This isn’t to say that if you go one night where you pass out on the couch and forget the dishes, you’ll wake up living in roach city, but it will give them a great food source and keep them interested in your home for a least a little while. Just remember that the best defense is offense, so get ahead of the game and try to get the problem under control before it’s a major issue.
If you’ve decided to take controlling your pests into your own hands, there are some steps that you want to make sure you take. Always make sure that before you start in with harsh chemicals you are trying to prevent the issue first, like we talked about earlier. This includes not only keeping your house almost pristine to deter the pests from wanting to stay there, but also sealing up your home and various other things. You also want to get to know what kind of pest you’re dealing with before you have an issue, that way you make sure you can tailor what you’re doing specifically to that type of pest. Especially if you are going to set traps or bait of any kind, it is important to research all the different types of traps on the market and choose one that fits your lifestyle while still effectively helping your pest problem.
Once the time comes to start using pesticides, it is important to always be very cautious with them. While it may seem redundant, make sure you go over all of the safety warnings and instructions on the label to ensure that the product is used correctly and safely. The label will also tell you if the chemicals are safe to use inside your home, some pesticides are made exclusively for outdoors and you don’t want those harsh chemicals in your house. Try to start with lower risk pesticides before you move into the more serious ones. It’s best not to use a fogging pesticide, and to try to keep the chemicals in one set area rather than spraying an entire room. If you do have an issue, such as a leaky faucet, where you have to bring in an outside professional, you cannot use pesticides before they fix the problem. This keeps them safe, while also seeing if that problem was the cause of all the trouble and you might not even need the pesticides after it’s fixed.
Reading the pesticide label is one of the most important things you can do, and yes, it can get boring; but for your own safety you want to make sure you understand exactly what chemicals you are dealing with and how to use them. The label will also tell you how to dispose of the pesticide. Since pesticides are chemicals they cannot just be thrown away, as this could cause serious harm to the environment. Most times, there is a hazardous waste dump site in your city, or a collections group that will come pick up the unused chemicals. The labels will also tell you how much of the pesticide to use at once. You never want to go over this amount as this could put you and your family in potential danger. While you may think more chemicals kills more bugs, this is not always the case. It is also very important to never switch pesticides to anything other than their original container, and on the flip-side do not store other things in pesticide containers. There are several cases of people, mostly children, getting harmed when they accidentally ingest pesticides that were stored incorrectly.
Pesticides may be a necessary step in eliminating your pest issue, just make sure that you follow all of the proper safety warnings when using them. If you are using a pest control technician rather than doing it yourself, it is also important to go over what pesticides they are using and do your research on it. This way you know what the safety precautions are and can help keep your family safe.