Average Americans tend to view pest control in the context of mundane life, such as preventing insects or unwanted animals from taking up residence in their homes or lawns. While this is a legitimate and important aspect of pest control, it’s not the only reason why Amazon Termite & Pest Control is in business. Recent headlines from every major news source will tell you there’s much more to be concerned about than just the value and comfort of our homes. Regular and consistent pest control can make a real difference in the health of your family, community and even future generations.Pest Control and the Ziki Virus
As reported recently by USA Today, the World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of the Ziki virus “a public health emergency of international concern.” What exactly is this virus and how is that related to pest control? Symptoms of the virus range from no or few symptoms to a mild flu. The real concern, however, is how the virus affects the unborn children of pregnant victims. Outbreak countries report many cases of serious and sometimes fatal birth defects linked to the virus.
Found in 25+ countries, including Mexico and the Caribbean, the Ziki virus spreads through mosquitoes. So far, the few known cases of this virus in the US are related to citizens having recently traveled to the outbreak countries, but officials say there is a low likelihood of spreading via contact with those infected.
Mosquito Control Equals Disease Prevention
The primary way to spread the virus is through mosquitoes, and the US government is concerned enough to allocate funds to address it. Their intervention plan includes controlling mosquito populations near the outbreaks as well as in the United States.
South Florida Home Owners & Communities can help prevent a Ziki outbreak at home by utilizing proven pest control services, like Amazon Termite & Pest Control. We have been protecting homes, businesses and communities for over thirty years. Is your family protected?
Average Americans tend to view pest control in the context of mundane life, such as preventing insects or unwanted animals from taking up residence in their homes or lawns. While this is a legitimate and important aspect of pest control, it’s not the only reason why Amazon Termite & Pest Control is in business. Recent headlines from every major news source will tell you there’s much more to be concerned about than just the value and comfort of our homes. Regular and consistent pest control can make a real difference in the health of your family, community and even future generations.
Cooler temperatures and lower humidity makes fall in Florida more comfortable for everyone – including bugs. Spiders, mosquitoes and other pests are year round problems here, and the cooler weather doesn’t bring any relief. How can you enjoy your yard and home without risking a spider bite or encountering annoying pests? These tips will help you stay bug free this fall:
Bedbugs are a nuisance in more ways than one, and they are very difficult to eliminate from your home. Getting rid of bedbugs requires a professional – but identifying the bugs and recognizing the signs of an infestation can help you take prompt action and rid your home of these nasty pests for good.
Living in South Florida has its perks, but dealing with the humidity and other bugs can wreak havoc on the home and landscape. Having the right South Florida pest control agency on hand to take care of those common bugs that affect all of us in Pompano Beach such as bed bugs, rodents and all kinds of pests, Amazon Pest Control has a “secret weapon” – the Amazon Man who will help keep your homes and offices free of unwanted critters.
South Florida is known to be a habitat for quite a number of termite species; this is because of the tropical climate that favors termites’ proliferation. Termites are mostly referred to as ‘silent destroyers’ for they may turn your home into their habitat for quite a long time without your knowledge.
Dampwood, Subterranean, Conehead and Drywood Termites are the different species found in South Florida. These termites cause damage to homes. Conversely, subterranean South Florida termite damage homes, unlike their counterparts.
Everyone knows, “April showers bring May flowers” but many do not realize that April also brings termites – by the millions – to south Florida.
Then again, maybe they do realize it and just think termite infestation only happens to other people. My question would be, why risk it when a termite inspection is so much less expensive than an infestation? Particularly, when you consider that very few homeowner’s insurance companies will cover the cost of repair. Most homeowners do not even know what coverage they have until it is too late.
Homeowners must read their insurance contract thoroughly before signing it, make a list of the things you think should be covered. In Florida, since insects are such a large concern, it should definitely be on your list. Do not just shop by price, compare coverage before you choose an insurance company. Yet, the best insurance against termite damage is prevention.
“An Ounce of Prevention…”
Dead plant materials, such as grass clippings and pulled weeds, piles of wood, and paper left around your house will provide termites food and a ready entrance into your home. Water accumulations from leaking water hoses and pipes in the crawl space under your home or close to the foundation give termites all the moisture they need to live. A wise homeowner would do an assessment of the risks surrounding their home and develop a plan to clean up those risks.
Termites do not discern between living or dead wood, and are just as apt to infest a live tree in your yard as that pile of boards you have in the back, ready for the privacy fence you plan to build when you have time. The problem most of us face is not enough time, since there are only so many hours in a day and we seem to fill ours with what appears to be more important things than putting up a fence or a home risk assessment for termites. Then, we are totally shocked when the roof starts sagging, we go into the attic to find out why, and we discover several colonies of termites in the support rafters.
Drywood termites like to build their colony in the wood along the roofline and no one checks up there, except a pest control specialist. You are just as apt to find more of those drywood termite colonies in the wooden furniture you have stored up there in the attic. Condensation moisture from the hot sun on those asphalt shingles is enough to provide those little insects with enough moisture to live and colonize. The costs of repair or replacement of those support beams can run in the tens of thousands.
Contact Amazon Termite Pest Control today to get an inspection and early treatment to prevent being a part of that statistic.