Spring Has Sprung Across North Florida

February 10, 2017

With the temperature fluctuating so much lately, you've probably noticed a fine layer of pollen on your car most mornings. Allergies are acting up and it's hard to tell if you'll need a sweater as you head out the door. The plants aren't the only ones being triggered by the change in season; our local insect populations are also busy building up their numbers for a long year ahead. Now is the time to prepare your home and keep common spring time pests from invading.

snowbirds are the most common pests invading Florida this time of year, but we can't do anything about them. What we can help you with are some of the more common ones, which can become a real problem in the months ahead. The most prevalent has got to be the mosquito. Warm wet weather provides the ideal breeding ground for these dangerous insects. This is also the time of year when you'll be outside more often and are at a greater risk of being bitten and potentially contracting a disease from a mosquito. If your property has standing water features, or is close to neighborhood ponds, please contact us about treatment to protect your family as we move deeper into "mosquito season." 

Another pest rearing its head this time of year is the "ghost" or "sugar" ant. These tiny black ants are typically found in the kitchen, attracted to even the smallest morsel. Simple treatment around the perimeter of your home can go a long way toward keeping these ants from invading your home. Our treatments can also help protect against spiders and roaches (or palmetto bugs) which are also quite common during the spring.

Before the summer festivities begin, do yourself a favor and have a pest control expert from Safari visit your home. You'll be thanking yourself once the barbecues and pool parties begin.