Florida is home to some of the biggest and baddest pests on the planet. To protect your family and property against them all, it's important that you invest in pest control services that make preventative protection a priority. Here are the most troublesome pests for residents in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and how to handle an infestation.

Cockroaches

Some of the most common cockroaches Florida's homeowners will find in or around their properties include the Florida woods roach, the American Cockroach and the brown cockroach. All three species are considered large, infesting indoor habitats either by being carried in or migrating. While the Florida woods roach is the largest cockroach in the state, it's an outdoor roach and doesn't survive well indoors. Indoor roaches, on the other hand, can create a sanitary as well as a safety hazard. If you spot any of these signs, contact pest control right away.

  • Cockroach sightings during the day mean a heavy infestation
  • Presence of shells or dead roaches along baseboards and walls
  • Offensive odor

To prevent a roach infestation, eliminate food sources, water sources and harborages around the home.

Spiders

While roaches present more of a threat to your hygiene than your health, there are five species of poisonous spiders in Florida that can harm the latter tremendously. The southern black widow, the northern black widow, the brown widow, the red widow and the brown recluse all call Florida home. To ensure your home is free from these aggressive and venomous spiders, contact Bug Out pest control for a full inspection. Our specialized pest technicians know exactly where to look and what treatments to implement to reduce the risk of a spider infestation.

Termites cause the United States billions of dollars in damage every year, and the average homeowner who has to repair his or her home because of an infestation spends about $3,000. Here are a few ways you can prevent a termite infestation from happening.

  • Keep wood and mulch away from the foundation of the home
  • Reduce any excess moisture around the foundation of the home
  • Have gutters, downspouts and ground slope direct water away from the foundation
  • Keep heavy vegetation away from the foundation

Of course, if you've already noticed the presence of termites in your home, such as in your kitchen cupboards or behind wooden beams in your attic, remember that every minute counts. If you want to avoid further property damage and reduce repair costs, call pest control immediately and put the problem in the hands of the professionals.

For more information about the pest control services we offer to residents in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and the surrounding communities, contact Bug Out today. Whether you're dealing with a cockroach or a termite infestation, our pest control specialists are standing by to help.

Termites

Termites cause the United States billions of dollars in damage every year, and the average homeowner who has to repair his or her home because of an infestation spends about $3,000. Here are a few ways you can prevent a termite infestation from happening.

  • Keep wood and mulch away from the foundation of the home
  • Reduce any excess moisture around the foundation of the home
  • Have gutters, downspouts and ground slope direct water away from the foundation
  • Keep heavy vegetation away from the foundation

Of course, if you've already noticed the presence of termites in your home, such as in your kitchen cupboards or behind wooden beams in your attic, remember that every minute counts. If you want to avoid further property damage and reduce repair costs, call pest control immediately and put the problem in the hands of the professionals.

For more information about the pest control services we offer to residents in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and the surrounding communities, contact Bug Out today. Whether you're dealing with a cockroach or a termite infestation, our pest control specialists are standing by to help.