Pests in South Florida
Bugs are a natural part of living in Florida. Residents frequently share their living space with numerous domestic bugs because of the humid climate. In homes in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero Beach, and other South Florida communities, ants, termites, roaches, spiders, silverfish, rats, mice, and many other Florida insects proliferate. Even if you might not notice a few bugs, the presence of these social insects might be a sign of an infestation requiring pest control. The few bugs you saw might be part of a larger colony of hundreds or thousands that has the ability to spread quickly.
Seasonal variations in pest activity make it useful to be aware of when Florida bugs are most active. In the spring, a variety of ants emerge, such as Fire ants, Ghost ants, and White-footed ants. If you have flowers in your yard, it’s likely that wasps or bees (both of which are active year-round) may be drawn to them when summertime temperatures rise. The spring is frequently when termites and chinch bugs are most active. The most damaging worm species, including armyworms and webworms, are active in the spring. Even while we observe flea activity all year long, fleas are more active in the summer, so pay close attention to your four-legged family members from June through August.