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Tell us about it and you could win a free year of pest control services!

There’s the old joke that the mosquito is Florida’s state bird.  It’s not surprising that Florida’s gentle sub-tropical climate that we find so attractive is also quite alluring to pests.  Especially this time of year with intermittent cold snaps that drive pests inside homes and businesses, it’s important to stay on top of a potential invasion.

Messenger or email us a picture and a summary of what’s bugging you.

We’ll enter you into a drawing to win an entire year of free pest control.  That’s four quarterly services to help protect your home or office from unwanted invaders.*  Regional Termite and Pest Control will be accepting entries the entire month of March, and will announce a winner on March 31, 2022.  Your quarterly services would begin in April.  This does not apply to termite treatments, however.

What can you win? 

We all know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Regional Termite & Pest Control has the experience needed to successfully offer the prevention needed to protect your home or business. Pests ranging from ants to roaches to termites and many more try to infiltrate your property on a daily basis. Regional Termite and Pest Control’s granular foundation barrier, liquid exterior, and odorless interior treatment will provide all the protection and deterrence you need.  Their expert technicians will also survey the exterior of your property and eliminate any wasp nests, mud daubers and spider webs.

What are the most common things that bug us in Florida?

There are at least 12,500 species of insects that can thrive in Florida, but these little rascals are the most likely to cause an infestation:

Ants – Ants make the top of the list because they are the most common Florida Pest. Every home in Florida has had to deal with ants at one time or another. Ants can be incredibly harmless, or they can cause a lot of problems in your kitchen, bathroom, garage, basement, or utility room. Some of the most common species of ants are fire ants, carpenter ants, argentine ants, big-headed ants, and the acrobat ant.

Cockroaches – The American cockroach, Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus), is the largest of the common peridomestic cockroaches measuring on average 4 cm in length. It occurs in buildings throughout Florida, especially in commercial buildings. The American cockroach is second only to the its smaller cousin, the German cockroach, in abundance.

Ticks – Much like spiders, ticks also can do some serious damage to humans and pets alike throughout Florida. It is important that you check yourself, your children, and your pets for ticks on a regular basis. This is especially true if you spend a lot of time outside near trees. Sometimes, people don’t discover ticks until they have bored deep into them, their child, or their pet.

Rats and mice – House mice and rats are fairly common in Florida. There are two types of rats that are not only common but also are known for their destructive tendencies in homes, the Norway rat and black rat. Mice typically avoid bright lights while rats are mostly blind. Rats have made up for it with ultrasonic hearing. Mice and rats need to be dealt with because of their history of transmitting diseases to humans and because of the damage, they cause to electrical wires, insulation, and roofs.

Bed bugs – These insects are demons both in the day and at night. Bed bugs feed off human blood and are usually found on sofas, beds, and other furniture. Female bed bugs lay eggs every day. This is why, once your home is infested with just one female bed bug, you can have thousands of them in just a few more months. Bed bugs are carried around by unsuspecting visitors who have them in their homes.

So, what’s bugging you?

Tell us about it and you could win relief!  Either send us a message and a pic via Messenger on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/regionalpestcontrol or drop us an email at RegionalTermite@gmail.com.  Contest ends March 31, 2022.

*Monthly pest control includes exterior and interior spraying, but does not include subterranean or dry wood termite treatments.