Many Floridians welcome winter’s cool weather, but Florida’s mild climate makes it possible for a number of pests to avoid their standard wintertime hibernation. Instead of disappearing from the human eye until spring, pests like ants, cockroaches, and rodents have adapted to Florida’s winter by simply moving indoors. If you know to expect these unwelcome visitors, you can plan ahead with a professional pest control team to prevent infestations.
Ants are known for causing homeowners major stress, especially in Florida. Worker ants go in search of food for the queen and leave a scented trail behind them. Other ants follow that scent trail back to the source of food. Before long, you find an ant infestation in your pantry and cabinets! Since it’s easier for ants to find food inside during the chilly winter weather, you need to be on high alert for the first sign of ants. Don’t wait to call a pest control team, because three ants can quickly turn into 300!
Just the name of this pest is enough to send shivers down your spine. The last thing you want is an infestation! Unfortunately, cockroaches search for warmth during the winter by sneaking into your heated home. Light fixtures, picture frames, sewer rains, cabinets, and dark crevices are their favorite places to hide. They contaminate any food that they come in contact with, which makes it all the more pressing to call a pest control company as soon as you spot a cockroach scuttling across the floor.
Yuck! Rodents like rats sneak into homes during the winter to find shelter. Rats like to keep themselves busy by gnawing on electrical wires and sifting through scraps and trash to make a comfortable home. It’s easiest to recognize a rodent infestation by the sound of scurrying, especially at night since rodents are nocturnal creatures. Call a reliable pest control company at the first sign of a rodent issue to avoid a serious infestation problem.
Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control serves all of Tampa, Florida with strategic, family-friendly pest control to ensure you don’t have to share your living space with anyone but your family. Green Solutions prides itself on taking a “green” and safe approach to pest management, so you can eliminate roaches and ants without threatening the health of your children. Call (813) 684-7336 today to make your first appointment!