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:
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.