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Vero Beach, FL 32967
Fleas & Ticks
Rodents Threat Level
While rodents including mice, roof rats and Norway rats are a year-round problem in our area, this time of year they are actively seeking shelter indoors. These invaders reproduce very quickly, can cause significant structural damage by nesting and chewing, transmit bacteria and rarely travel alone often bringing fleas, ticks and mites into the home with them.
Termites Threat Level
Termites pose an intense threat to homes in our area year-round. Across the southern half of the country, every yard in a suburban neighborhood will likely have at least one and probably multiple colonies of subterranean termites.
Squirrels Threat Level
No one likes to be outside in the cold, including our local wildlife. This time of year, squirrels are actively seeking shelter inside homes. If you hear strange noises in your attic or walls or notice droppings in your pantry or along the baseboards, it is likely that you have some new unwanted houseguests.
Wildlife Threat Level
No one likes to be outside in the cold, including our local wildlife. This time of year, furry pests like squirrels, raccoons and roof rats are actively seeking shelter inside homes. If you hear strange noises in your attic or walls or notice droppings in your pantry or along the baseboards, it is likely that you have some new unwanted houseguests.
Ants Threat Level
Populations of our local ant species like Argentine, Pharaoh and Odorous House Ants begin to rapidly increase this time of year and they are all in search of sources of food and water. A minor problem can quickly become a major infestation as different ant species require different methods of treatment making them very difficult for homeowners to control on their own.
Fleas & Ticks Threat Level
Fleas and ticks are a year-round challenge our area. While populations are not at their peak this time of year, they can still quickly infest a home if they get inside. They reproduce very quickly and may pose serious health risks to humans and pets.
Fire Ants Threat Level
While fire ants are not typically as active in our area this time of year, it is important to always keep an eye out for their signature mounds. These ants are extremely territorial and will attack anyone that comes near their nest.
Mosquitoes Threat Level
Mosquitoes in our area are typically dormant this time of year. However, once temperatures begin to warm, they will become active and begin to reproduce very quickly.
Lawn Pests Threat Level
Lawn pests such as chinch bugs, grubs and aphids are mostly dormant this time of year, but homeowners should take precautions year-round to protect their lawns from these destructive pests.
Stinging Insects Threat Level
Wasps, Hornets and Yellowjackets are the least active this time of year, however residents in our area should always avoid their nests to prevent an unwanted attack.