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Heavy rains and heat waves boosting pest control issues well into fall/winter

Heavy rains and heat waves boosting pest control issues well into fall/winter.

Due to really hot temperatures and heavy rains our region of central Florida is experiencing a surge in just about all the pests that we deal with. Thanks to hurricane Irma, which topped off a busy summer concerning pest control issues, we have more rain in the forecast. This is due to a tropical gyre coming up from central America. Earlier this year we witnessed a boost in brown banded cockroaches as well as red imported fire ants. By the end of the summer we experienced a surge in mosquitoes like something we haven't seen in years. We at Meryl's Termite and Pest Control have been kept busy to say the least. We are expecting a continued surge in pest control issues to continue into 2018 due to a mild winter and possible La Nina conditions which are currently in the forecast.

As we head into autumn and winter we're expecting a busy rodent and small animal season. These are the normal pest control issues that we deal with that time of the year. We have two reasons why rodent and small animal control is so important. The first would be the diseases they carry, along with both the internal parasites, and the external parasites which could bring fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks turn into an entirely new pest control issue to deal with. Finally we have the most ominous effect that rodents can be held responsible for. Chewing wires in the attic and wall voids. This is really bad news as it could easily start a fire and is a common reason for house fires overall; damaged wiring.

Brown-banded cockroach - pest control issues

Earlier this year we witnessed a boost in brown banded cockroaches.