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know-yourBecause of Florida’s warmer weather conditions and humid climate, the Sunshine State is home to a wide variety of pests. If pests are getting into your home, then it is important to be able to identify them, especially if you are discovering itchy and painful bites. Here are five of the most common, and most pesky, insects you can find in the state of Florida.

Common Pests in Florida

  1. Palmetto Bugs

    Known to most people as flying cockroaches, these large, nasty bugs can be found solo or in groups. They mostly live outside, but if they get into your home, they’ll search for a food source and mate if they can.

  2. No-See-Ums

    These tiny creatures are only one to four millimeters long, making them nearly impossible to see, as their name would indicate. They deliver an annoying and painful bite to anyone who tends to spend their time outside and near bodies of water.

  3. Fire Ants

    These classic pests can be found in most Florida backyards. If you come in contact with fire ants, they’ll deliver a painful sting that will welt up in no time. Ants love sugar, so if you leave out any sweet or sticky foods, they will attempt to enter your home and can be a pain to remove.

  4. Yellow Fever Mosquitoes

    Originally hailing from Africa, this mosquito has found a home in Florida. It can spread many diseases, including yellow fever and dengue fever.

  5. Yellow Flies

    These vicious flies deliver a painful sting. Female yellow flies need to feed every time they mate, so they’re always searching for fresh blood. Their peak season in Florida is from April to June.

If you’ve got a growing insect issue in your home, don’t waste time and money on ineffective store-bought sprays and deterrents. Instead, rely on the pest control professionals at Critter Control® Orlando to take care of your pest problem for you.

Keep Pests Out with Professional Pest Control Services

At Critter Control® Orlando, we use our very own pest control system that has minimum impact on your home and the environment. This means finding their sources of food and their entry points into your home and eliminating them. If we decide it is necessary to spray, we’ll use our eco-friendly, non-toxic solution that is safe for children and pets. To schedule your inspection and receive a free estimate for our fast and efficient wildlife removal services, call Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407-295-7194.


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