It’s Summertime in SWFL and the Bugs are Back

June 10th, 2015

If you’re from Southwest Florida, you know all about the bugs that make their appearance in the summer. Humidity is at an all-time high during June, July, and August, and with the humidity and daily rain showers, bugs are sure to become a problem in your home or office.

Your first instinct may be to run to the store and pick up a bottle of Raid, however, we recommend investigating the bug problem before doing just that. Insects are a permanent part of Southwest Florida, so we’ve prepped a few facts about SWFL insects and what to do if you’re having problems with these little pests.

Common Pests in Southwest Florida

As we mentioned above, pests make their homes in Southwest Florida homes and businesses because of our highly desirable humid climate (desirable only to the pests). These are a few of the pests that you’ve likely seen in our local area:

  • Palmetto bugs (cockroaches)
  • Fleas
  • Millipedes
  • Ants
  • Mosquitos
  • Earwigs
  • Noseums

There are few more that can be added to the list, but the above gives you a good idea of the number of pests in SWFL we deal with on a daily basis.

Preventing Pests in Your Home

If you are lucky enough to not have pests in your home, there are certain things you can do to help prevent pests from infesting your SWFL home. Here are a few ideas:

  • Make sure your porch and windows have screens (just in case you ever do open them)
  • Repair cracks in your floor/walls to keep pests out
  • Keep a clean home

If you’re already having problems with pests in your home, you can always call the professional pest control experts at Alford Wildlife & Pest Management in Fort Myers.

Dealing with Pest Control in Lee County

If you see an abundance of these little creatures, you may want to consider contacting a Fort Myers pest control company that can help. While many do choose the Raid/DIY option, we urge you to consider contacting a professional pest control service in Lee County.

The number one reason to call a professional pest control company in SWFL is that when we do the job, we get it done right and do everything we can to make sure pests are not an issue anymore. Our full pest control services ensure that insects will be fully removed from your home or business. Additionally, our licensed wildlife removal experts and certified pest control operator will visit your location for a free inspection to investigate the severity of the pest problem.

To learn more about Alford Wildlife & Pest Management or to schedule your FREE pest inspection, contact us today!

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