North Port, FL has a great deal to offer its residents. Located in sunny Southwest Florida, this beautiful city is near multiple state parks and just a short drive away from pristine beaches. With sunny weather over 250 days of the year and mild temperatures no matter what time of the year, the climate makes this area a place just about anyone would want to live.
However, the nearly perfect weather also has its downsides. Pests love the warm weather just as much as we do, and pests are therefore a common problem in the North Port area. The mild temperatures make it much easier for pests to survive compared to a harsher climate. They also provide them with plentiful food sources to encourage them to stick around. Some of the most common pests found in the area include ants and termites. Fortunately, both types of pests can be controlled.
Some ants are just inconvenient pests, but others can be dangerous, especially carpenter ants and fire ants. Carpenter ants can cause substantial damage to property due to their propensity to nest inside wooden structures. Fire ants can cause harm to humans since they have a tendency to sting. Those who are allergic to their stings are especially at risk.
There is a simple solution to take care of both carpenter ants and fire ants when they are inside your home. Gas injection is one of the most effective methods for eradicating these ants. It involves injecting carbon dioxide directly into a nest or mound where the ants live. It quickly replaces all of the air inside, which kills all the ants from the larvae to the queen.
Termites are well known for the potential they have to cause substantial damage to homes. They can be difficult to find before your home is already infested and the damage is already done. Two kinds of termites that are common in Southwest Florida include drywood termites and subterranean termites. Drywood termites infest areas inside homes that are above ground. Subterranean termites live below ground and are even more destructive.
Controlling termites isn’t always easy since colonies are hard to find and their size is difficult to determine. However, the professional services we provide include bait systems and very effective treatments capable of killing the entire population. In the case of drywood termites, a fumigation tent is not required.
Pests can also invade lawns, and it’s important to keep them under control there as well. But taking care of your lawn itself is also important. Regular maintenance such as getting rid of weeds, filling in brown spots and fertilizing shrubs are important for maintaining a healthy and visually appealing lawn.
Hoskins Pest Control is capable of providing all of these pest control and lawn care services. We have been doing business in Florida since 1987, and we have the expertise you need to keep pests under control and your lawn healthy. Contact Hoskins Pest Control for all of your pest control and lawn care needs.