Rainy season is here in Florida, and we can all but set our watches by the daily afternoon thundershowers. Along with the excessive amounts of rain during the early summer months, Florida is also known for our wide array of insect species, and they tend to show up most around the beginning of summer. So, what exactly happens to these insects when the rain falls?
Truthfully, different insects respond differently to rainy weather; however, there are some common traits in their wet-weather behavior that we can use to group them.
The white-footed ants, also known as Asian Ants, has been a growing concern in recent months. So I thought that I would share some information about this ants so that everyone could better aware.
The white-footed ant is native to tropical Asia and was inadvertently introduced to Florida by way of cargo ships around 1986. This ant was first reported in Homestead and has increased in population as well as spread from one county to another.
White-footed ants do not bite, sting, nor have they shown to do any structural damage to homes.
When the weather turns colder and the holiday season approaches, many
opt to stay indoors and bake treats for friends and family. When
digging through your cabinets and storage for baking necessities, like
cookie cutters and containers of flour, make sure you are leaving
unwanted “pantry pests” out of the mix. Peyton's Pest Prevention offers consumers tips for keeping these pesky pests from
spoiling your holiday baking traditions.
“Pantry pests” are insects that tend to
gather around food often stored in pantries and cabinets such as flour,
dry cereals, spices, candies and chocolate.
The winter months are here and as the temperature drops, the population of your home increases. Whether you know it or not. Bugs and Rodents live in South Florida for the same reason that we do. So when it gets cold outside they move in to our warm homes. The following is some information about three of the most common species.
Important Rat Behavior
The movement of rats and mice is usually related to food, water, or
harborage. Knowing where they are likely to go is important to
BUG PROOFING TIPS
Here are a few tips to keep them at bay:
* Eliminate their food supply, including water.
- Clean up excess and spilled pet
- Remove crumbs from behind stove
and between cabinets with a vacuum hose.
- Wash dishes immediately.
- Keep leftovers in tightly sealed
- Take trash out nightly in tightly
- Fix leaking pipes.
- Drain sinks, since standing water
will attract thirsty roaches.
- Keep all drains plugged
when not in use.
* Seal all cracks and gaps in your home’s exterior.
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My name is Peyton Jones, and I am the owner/operator for Peyton's Pest Prevention. This post is just to tell you about myself so that you are familiar with who will be protecting your family and your home from those pesky bugs. I am a long time resident of Indian River County. I am a Fighting Indian Alum class of '89. I have a wonderful and supporting wife of two years, but we have known eachother for what has to be forever, who is also a Fighting Indian Alum. We have two brilliant boys, PJ 17 and Kyle 11.