While the rest of the country is experiencing cooler temperatures this Halloween, the heat and humidity continue to bring about a wide variety of pests to Jacksonville. If you treat your home to a visit from professional pest control, though, you won't get tricked by a pest lurking in the shadows waiting for the opportunity to infest your property.
With that said, here are three pests to watch out for this Halloween season in Jacksonville.
Mice and rats are common rodent pests that enter homes in Florida in search of food and shelter. They nibble on any kind of foods that humans eat, contaminating them with droppings, urine and hair. The most worrisome danger of these rodents is that they carry and can transmit diseases to humans, including bubonic plague and murine typhus.
Spiders belong to the Arachnida classification, which includes organisms that have four pairs of legs, two body regions and no antennae. Although some of the most common spiders in Florida include the jumping spider, the crab spider and the golden silk spider, watch out for the four species of poisonous widow spiders this Halloween.
The southeastern United States is the most vulnerable region to termite infestation, and the country spends about $5 billion annually to repair damage caused by termites. If you live in Jacksonville, which is located in the Southeast, you can bet there are termites waiting to visit your home for Halloween without a friendly knock at the door.
While the kids are knocking on your front door, the pests are finding sneaky ways to enter it this Halloween. If you're searching for emergency residential or commercial pest control services this autumn, contact Orange Environmental at (888) 450-7915. Whether it's rodents, spiders or termites, our experienced team of pest control professionals is standing by to scare all of the pests out of your home so you can sleep more peacefully at night.