Home Pest Control In Indian River County, FL
At Native Pest Management, we totally get that pests can mess up your day, even in sunny South Florida. Maybe it’s the ants on the counter that start your morning out rough. Or one day you might find a pile of sawdust on the floor. You may be hearing scratching in the walls while trying to fall asleep.
We’ve all experienced these annoyances, and they’ve only fueled our passion to help eliminate them.
Our eco-friendly and pet friendly products, won’t allow pests like ants in Indian River County the opportunity to invade your home.
Our pest control services and pest preventative strategies can give you the peace of mind you need for your home, family, and pets.
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Ant Control In Indian River County, FL
When I think of ants, I think of ant piles. You probably have at least one memory of taking a wrong step and being overrun with countless tiny fighters - especially if you live in Indian River County.
The worst part is, even if you stomp on them until you’re out of breath, they always seem to be back the next day.
There are several different types of ants in Indian River County and although their small size makes them difficult to distinguish, here are some key features you can look for to identify various ant species:
- Carpenter ants are likely to be found around wood, since that’s where they build their nests.
- Ghost ants have dark heads and translucent bodies, making them appear even smaller than they are.
- Sugar ants have black heads and orangish-brown bodies. They love sugar, so they’re likely to be found inside the home.
- Bigheaded ants have big heads…Ok that’s not actually all there is to them. They’re a reddish-brown color and like to use soil to build their nests.
- Fire ants have a venomous sting that can cause skin irritation and swelling. Luckily, their red color makes them a little easier to spot.
- Acrobat ants have shiny bodies that can range in color from light red to brown, to black. What really separates them from the others is that they will hold their abdomens above their heads when disturbed.
- Pharaoh ants are yellow or light brown and will form nests almost anywhere in your house, from the walls all the way up to the ceiling.
Now that you know a little more about the types of ants in Indian River County, let’s talk about how we can eliminate them.
To remove the ants from your home, we can give them bait to eat. This bait is a little bit slow, so this gives the ants time to deliver it to their queen as well.
This can remove a large number of ants from your home, even between the tiny cracks and crevices, however, at Native Pest Management we also go after the source.
It’s difficult to fully get rid of ants in Indian River County not because they’re hard to kill, but because they keep coming back if you don’t eliminate the source.
This source is a chain reaction that starts with a symbiotic relationship between ants and insects like scale, whiteflies and aphids.
These aphids and other bugs like to hang out and chew on the beautiful plants in your yard, and as they feed, they release a sticky substance called honeydew (not the fruit).
The ants sense the honeydew - and they love it. Ants will protect any insect that releases honeydew, so as long as these tiny scale insects, whiteflies and aphids are around your yard, ghost ants, sugar ants, fire ants, carpenter ants, pharaoh ants and acrobat ants will be in and around your house.
At Native Pest Management, we go after all of the insects in Indian River County that release honeydew. After that, you can kiss all your current and future ant problems goodbye.
Leave it to the professionals at Native Pest Management to eliminate the ants in your Indian River County home, and prevent ants from infesting ever again in the future. Call us today for your free pest control quote!
Mosquito Control In Indian River County, FL
If you’re like most Indian River County residents, you’re conditioned to being raided by the mosquito population in the warmest times of the year.
You can probably identify a mosquito bite all too well and have mosquito spray in your house somewhere, ready to go for your next outdoor Florida excursion.
While it’s almost guaranteed to get bitten on a camping trip, you shouldn’t have to worry about them while relaxing on your patio, or especially in the comfort of your South Florida home.
There are a few reasons why you could be having issues with mosquitoes around your home. Here are a few ways to control them yourself:
- Remove anything from your yard that could be pooling water. Mosquitoes use any still, standing water to breed so your flower pots, watering cans or bird baths could be helping them multiply.
- Clean out your gutters regularly, if they get clogged with standing water mosquitoes will breed in them.
- Apply larvicides to standing water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.
- Avoid wearing strong fragrance perfumes or lotion. Floral scents specifically are a major mosquito attractant.
- Stay inside during dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes in Indian River County are most active.
If you’re worried about the mosquitoes around your Indian River County home, Native Pest Management is happy to help eliminate those worries. We can use backpack fogging and the application of biological larviciees to remove the mosquitoes from your home in a pet friendly, eco-friendly way.
Once we’re done you can live comfortably without mosquitoes in Indian River County, FL.
Contact Native Pest Management today to explore mosquito control options and receive your free pest control quote!
Rodent Control In Indian River County, FL
Introducing: “Fast and Curious.”
Just kidding, that’s probably one of the most ironically horrifying movie ideas on the market. No one hopes to see rodents in their South Florida Home, but unfortunately, they’re one of the most common home-invading pests in the Indian River County area.
Luckily, the mice or rats in your home aren’t out to hurt you. But they are after your food, water, and shelter.
Rats reproduce about 6 times a year, while for mice and can range from 5-10 times. This might not seem that crazy but it’s still about 5-10 times the speed of humans.
This rate is high enough that once they get into your home, it can be very difficult to get rid of them. At a certain point, you need professional help and that’s where Native Pest Management comes in handy.
But first comes first: The advice. Here are our best prevention strategies that will eliminate rodents from your Indian River County home:
- Eliminate clutter. As much as possible from both the inside and outside of your home.
- Keep food - whether it’s for people or pets - out of reach from tiny claws. Seal what you can in airtight containers or bags.
- Clean! We know sometimes it’s tough to keep things in tip-top shape but taking care of counters, floors and food prep areas can make a huge difference.
- Keep things sealed. Garbage cans, vents, and any gaps and crevices are sure to catch the attention of any mice or rats.
- For vents, consider covering them with mesh or screening.
But don’t worry, if you’re already seeing rats or mice in your home, you can leave it to the best professional pest control technicians Indian River County.
Native Pest Management is ready to protect your home from rats, mice and everything in between with guaranteed rodent control.
Give us a call today to schedule your free inspection and to learn more about our rodent control process.
Cockroach Control In Indian River County, FL
If cockroaches were the same size as ants, they would probably be much less scary looking and maybe even less annoying. But unfortunately, they are a certified Big Bug that can cause quite a few issues.
When you imagine a cockroach, you’ll most likely think of the American cockroach, a.k.a the Palmetto bug. These are most common in hot, humid climates like Indian River County. American cockroaches are a reddish brown and have a hint of yellow on them.
The tiny cockroaches, if you see them, are different. While you may suspect they could be babies, those are called German cockroaches. These are typically a tan color with dark lines that run parallel across their bodies.
German cockroaches can reproduce quickly so they’re even more difficult to control than American cockroaches. They also only live indoors, typically near appliances or in between cabinets, while American cockroaches thrive outside.
Although there are sprays and baits branded to kill American cockroaches and German cockroaches, those are not a long-term solution.
If you spray away all the cockroaches you see in your house, the cockroaches will still come back. This is because it’s the source of the cockroaches that needs to be targeted, which can be tricky to identify.
If you want to try controlling the source of cockroaches in your Indian River County home, here are some effective practices:
- Control the humidity in your home. Cockroaches thrive in warm, damp environments so keep the AC running or consider ventilating areas as needed.
- Keep your trash cans covered and take the trash out regularly.
- Avoid keeping your trash outside right beside your home. American cockroaches will sense it, snack on it, and then go inside to see what else your home has to offer.
If you’re looking for a guaranteed elimination of all your cockroach worries, leave it to us to help give you your peace of mind back.
Call Native Pest Management today to discuss your cockroach control options or click the button below to receive your free pest control quote!
Termite Control In Indian River County, FL
Termites are small wood-destroying insects that thrive in warm climates. This means…you guessed it! Termites are living the dream in Indian River County homes.
Here’s a fun fact: There are over 2,000 identified species of termites in the world, but only a few cause problems for homeowners, so you don’t need to become a termite expert to know when there’s an issue in your home.
Here’s the run-down: The most common species of termites in the Indian River County area are eastern subterranean termites.
Their favorite hobby (chewing wood) can take place in large underground nests. These termite colonies can be huge: They can contain anywhere from 60,000 to 200,000 termites, and some colonies contain more than two million.
And when termites invade your property, they can cause serious structural damage.
The financial consequence of termite damage in the United States adds up to about 5 billion dollars annually.
To avoid significant termite damage in your home, try to identify the signs early. Here is what you can look out for:
- Discarded termite wings - these are loose tiny wings around your windows, doors, and foundation of your home.
- Mud tubes formed by subterranean termites inside your walls.
- Termite swarmers flying inside your home.
- Rising or bowing floorboards.
- Termite frass (droppings).
If you suspect that termites are in or around your Indian River County, FL home, it’s time to reach out to the professionals here at Native Pest Management.
We’re proud to offer several termite control options to identify, eliminate, and prevent termite infestations. Contact us today to schedule your free termite inspection in Indian River County and to ask about our termite control solutions.
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