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Prepare to have a pest-free home in the Spring

Spring is around the corner

We believe it is important for homeowners to prevent pests before the Spring begins. Depending on the most common pest you may encounter, Crush Bugs has a solution for you. Let’s talk about the most common pests in Florida!

Termites
Because of the warm temperatures, Spring and Summer are termite’s favorite season. There are different types of termites that could eventually affect your home when the weather starts to warm up. Subterranean termites are very common in Southern Florida and they are the most destructive. Not only do they eat wood 24/7, so they create great damage in a short period of time, but they can eventually cause a collapse in your home (A damage that could cost you hundreds of dollars if not treated on time). Before Spring starts, try to eliminate any kind of humidity in your home, from leaking faucets to broken ventilation spaces. Make sure places like your attic and basement are properly ventilated.

Ants
Even though ants may seem innocent and small, they can do a lot of damage. Ants can poison your food, build colonies and ant mounds, they can sting you and build nests around your home. Make sure you prepare properly by having your home properly cleaned and sealed. Because of their size they can go through any cracks so make sure you have every corner of your home sealed. Ants are attracted to food, specially sweets. As a preventative, dispose of your trash as constantly as you can. Because of our humid weather, Florida has many types of ants. We have pharaoh ants, argentine ants, ghost ants, carpenter ants, acrobat ants and more! So make sure you prepare before these small pests decide to take over your home.

Roaches
One of the most common family of pests are roaches, there are American cockroaches, German cockroaches, Asian cockroaches, Florida wood roaches and more! Like other pests, roaches pose danger to your home. Roaches can spread fast, they spread illnesses, and can worsen conditions such as asthma and allergies. During Spring vacuum constantly, every other day if you can, to eliminate any trash or dirt. Keep your food away in air tight containers and don’t leave any food outside throughout the day and night. Check for humidity in your restroom and kitchen, check for leaking pipes, cracks around water areas such as dish washer or tub.

If you are experiencing bigger problems like an infestation don’t hesitate to call Crush 954-378-8162

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