Nicholas C Nelson recently discussed the most harmful Florida insects for the home and environment.
Florida is no stranger to insects and pests. President of successful pest control company Nicholas C Nelson recently discussed the most harmful Florida insects for homes and the environment.
“Insects love Florida for its humidity, warmth, and rich soil for agriculture,” Nelson said. “Unfortunately, invasive species are also common in Florida. People travel to the state from around the country and unknowingly bring invasive insects in their vehicles, luggage, and more.”
More than 32 species of ants call the Sunshine State home. Some species are harmless, while others can cause significant issues throughout the house. Invasive ant species in Florida include Argentine ants, fire ants, carpenter ants, acrobat ants, and big-headed ants.
Fire ants can be dangerously destructive as they can eat through certain materials and create painful bites that cause swelling and itching.
Termites can cause extreme damage in the home and outdoors. They create colonies and eat all types of wood, from healthy trees to window frames, furniture, and wooden walls. Nicholas C Nelson emphasized the importance of calling a reputable pest control company before termites destroy your home and your favorite trees.
The Formosan termite is one of the most destructive in Florida, and its removal requires termite control from a qualified pest control company.
Crickets appear harmless, but they may signal that your home, shed, or barn may have more harmful pests inside. They like to fill holes in floors, doors, windows, and furniture. Nelson warned that when crickets are in a home, more harmful pests like scorpions and other venomous insects are not far behind.
Flies flock to any areas that acquire filth, such as the trash bin or a backyard with animal feces present. Flies are so prevalent around the globe that many Floridians think they’re less harmless than they really are.
Flies spread harmful diseases like cholera which can be deadly to humans, animals, and the environment. A quality pest control company can ensure no flies enter your home for months at a time.
Pest Control Expert Nicholas C Nelson
Nicholas Nelson is the President of Guaranteed Pest Control & Fertilization, Inc. He is also a Florida local who understands the native insects and wildlife of the state and how they affect homes, families, and the environment.
Nelson recommends Florida residents work with pest control companies that understand how to use pesticides and fertilizers that do not harm the local wildlife and environment. His company is currently the go-to, eco-friendly pest control operator for the department of agriculture in Parkland, Florida, and surrounding areas.