Getting Rid of Big, Bad Palmetto Bugs in Your Home

June 23rd, 2015

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In Florida, having a few bugs in the home is an inevitability. However, one of the State’s most unwelcome house guests is the Palmetto Bug, or as we commonly call it, the humble Florida woods cockroach! Although these super-sized insects are not at all dangerous, there’s something deeply unpleasant about seeing them crawling on your walls, or worse still, flying right towards you.

Stink-Bug Attack

As you probably already know, another disturbing habit that these unwanted visitors have is to release a foul-smelling odor when they’re alarmed. Once these bugs have established themselves in your home, they can be a real problem. Adult females are able to produce eggs every 8 days, which hatch after around 50 days. This rapid rate of reproduction can soon leave your house full to the brim with Palmetto bugs.

Why Are They There?

Palmetto bugs love the damp, they love the warmth of your house, and they like foliage, wood piles or rubbish to hide in. As a result, they can be tricky to get rid of, and it’s not recommended that you try taking on the problem yourself.

An expert pest control management company will first be able to help you to identify them. Sometimes, it’s easy to get Palmetto bugs confused with other types of cockroach; and each type will respond differently to pest control treatment, so it’s important to know what you’re dealing with.

They’ll then get to work, using appropriate techniques and treatments to ensure that these huge, smelly bugs look elsewhere for a place to call home!

Calling the Pest Control Experts in Florida

If you’re getting frustrated by Palmetto bugs, or any other kind of cockroach invading your home, give Green Solutions a call today at 813 684 7336. We’ll send our team over to assess the problem and help make your home a bug-free zone.