Top Pests in the Florida Panhandle: Part 1

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tallahassee pest controlBugs can be just as fascinating as they are annoying. Throughout Florida there are dozens of truly remarkable creatures that do everything from look cool to ruin housing structures. It’s important to understand these various pests, as well as when to contact a Tallahassee pest control company to rid your property of these unwelcome bugs.

Here are some of the most common bugs in the Florida panhandle:

1.Plecia Nearctica — These flies are commonly known as “love bugs.” You can find them across Florida’s highways, as they love the roadway’s lights and car’s exhaust fumes. Drivers are more likely to find these bugs in the morning and late afternoon. After a long drive across the Panhandle, you’ll likely notice dozens of these bugs scattered across windshields and bumpers.

2. Termites — Every year, termites cause $30 billion in damage to crops and man-made structures throughout the United States. There are termites all over Florida, unfortunately, which is why you’ll need to contact termite control companies as soon as you identify even a single termite. Because there rarely is just one, it’s usually an infestation.

3. Yellow Flies — These flies are ferocious biters and irritate Floridians throughout the summer but can be found in other months as well. Female yellow flies need a blood source in order to develop their eggs during mating seasons, so be on the lookout!

4. Noseeums — These “sand fleas” spend most of their time at the beach, but they aren’t all that fun to be around. They are very difficult to see and have an annoying bite.

5. Mosquitos — Mosquitos are extremely common throughout Florida and transfer sometimes fatal diseases through their bites. We all remember the Zika breakout — Mosquitos caused that global scare and they can do it again. Know how to handle mosquito bites and hire exterminators to address any mosquito swarms on your property.

6. Palmetto Roaches — Big cockroaches that can fly! What can we say but yikes?

Though it’s important to know how to identify these bugs, it’s just as important to know when to contact Tallahassee pest control services. Whenever you’re in need of professional exterminators, contact an experienced Tallahassee pest control service to get rid of those pesky pests for good. Protect your homes and give Dixon Pest Services a call today. Also, keep an eye out for part two of this series on the top pests across the Florida Panhandle.

Top Pests in the Florida Panhandle: Part 2

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pest controlYou’ve already read about the importance of pest control and a few common bugs you’ll find in the Florida Panhandle, including mosquitos, noseeums, yellow flies, termites, and love bugs. But unfortunately, there are plenty more pests that you should be on the lookout for.

Here are some additional bugs that you will most likely come across if you’re in the Florida Panhandle:

1.Fire Ants — Fire ants are from South America, but they have become quite prevalent in Florida and other southern states in recent decades. In fact, despite the best efforts of our exterminators, they’re becoming more common with each passing year. Spend some time taking a look at your backyard every few weeks to make sure there aren’t any fire ant mounts forming; these pests leave quite a painful sting and are especially dangerous for children and pets.

2. Stable Flies — Also known as dog flies, these bugs usually attack pets, but they can also bite humans. Stable flies will gather in large numbers along the shoreline and cause problems for those who get too close.

3. Cockroaches — Cockroaches are, unfortunately, one of the staples of Florida. A roach reaches maturity in 40 to 125 days depending on the temperature (warmer meaning faster), so in over a month you could see an increase of nearly 1,500 roaches — that’s 18,000 cockroaches a year!

4. Wolf Spiders — The hogna carolinensis are large spiders that can grow to as big as 25 mm in size. They might look terrifying and like they can cause a lot of pain, but luckily they tend to stay away from humans.

5. Southern Mole Crickets — These crickets are from South America as well, but they are found all over Florida yards today. Mole crickets burrow underneath turf and feed on grass roots, subsequently ruining properties. Find a pest control service that can address these bugs before your yard is compromised.

Knowing when to ask for help from Tallahassee pest control companies is essential if you plan on spending any time in the Panhandle. If you’re in need of professional exterminators in Tallahassee, don’t wait until it’s too late — contact Dixon Pest Services today and get rid of any unwanted pests inside your home or surrounding your property.

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Tallahassee, FL 32308