Pest Control in South Hutchinson Island, FL
South Hutchinson Island in St. Lucie County is known for being one of the top sea turtle nesting areas in Florida. If you live in the area and haven't learned all about sea turtles and how they nest, here's how it works. April through September, female sea turtles will find the perfect spot to nest on Hutchinson Island beaches.
Once the mother sea turtle has found her nest, she'll dig a hole about two feet deep in the sand to lay her eggs. Next, is the incubation period of about sixty days. And here's a fun fact: If the sand is at a warmer temperature, the nest will produce mostly female eggs. If the sand is cooler, the nest will produce mostly male eggs!
After the eggs hatch, the cute baby sea turtles, each about 1.5 to 3 inches in length, will race to the sea. Then they have to stay strong to survive predators, and the harsh weather of hurricane season. If they survive, the males will remain at sea and the females will return to the beaches to reproduce.
Five sea turtle species you can see at South Hutchinson Island during sea turtle season:
- Loggerhead turtles (the most common)
- Green turtles
- Leatherback turtles
If you ever want to learn more about sea turtles, we recommend you visit the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Science Center. They have a sea turtle program seven days a week, which is perfect for a family weekend trip.
Although sea turtles are the main event on Hutchinson Island, unfortunately, sometimes pests try to steal the show! You might take a short trip to the beach to see the sea turtles nest when after just 5 minutes, you're covered in mosquito bites.
And don't get us started on what it's like having pests all over your home--ants, cockroaches, mice, termites--they're all a complete nuisance.
Luckily, Native Pest Management services the South Hutchinson Island area for all of your pest control needs, from mosquitoes to bed bugs.
The Best Pest Control in South Hutchinson Island
From the perfect tropical weather, to the incredible beaches you can watch sea turtles at, we want you to enjoy living in South Hutchinson Island, FL. With over 3,000 five-star reviews, Native Pest Management can help restore the peace of mind that pest issues can take away from you.