Ant & Roach Treatment 

Roaches

Has your Fort Lauderdale home been invaded by unsightly cockroaches? More than just a nuisance, cockroaches can carry a variety of bacteria on their bodies and constitute a significant health hazard. If you're seeing cockroaches crawling around, it's time to call in the experts.

 

Hugh Turner Pest Control offers effective cockroach extermination services designed to rid you of your pest problem once and for all. We take a thorough, detail-oriented approach to all that we do, so when you choose us, you can rest assured that we'll be certain to cover all bases. Just as importantly, our cockroach extermination services are designed to keep your health and safety in mind.

 

Roach Control and Treatment

Roaches leave chemical trails in their feces as well as emit airborne pheromones for swarming and mating. Other roaches follow these signs to discover sources of food and water, and also to discover where other cockroaches are hiding. 

 

Signs that you have a roach problem include: Live and dead roaches, as well as droppings, egg capsules, and empty capsules are all signs of roaches.  There is also a sweet smell that accompanies a severe infestation.

 

Food, water, and warmth are invitations to roaches. An important part of success with cockroach extermination is denial of the food and water they need to reproduce. Clean up clutter and food residue. Zip up all open food packages in baggies or jars to keep them out. Don’t leave food out at night, even pet food, because crawling cockroaches can contaminate it. Well fed cockroaches reproduce very fast. One female, in one year, can produce 35,000 cockroaches, so it is important to get rid of cockroaches as soon as they are discovered. Remember to fix leaks to make sure cockroaches don’t have access to water and can’t track bacteria.

 

Using our years of experience in South Florida, we look for the location of the infestation and we use targeted spraying to knock out the infestation. Successful extermination of roaches can be done in only one or two treatments. At Hugh Turner Pest Control, we use a low-toxic approach to get the maximum effectiveness with the minimum toxins. There are different kinds of roaches and we will determine the right bait for your pest. We use growth regulators to interfere with the breeding cycle and interrupt the creation of new cockroaches.

 

Ants

Ants are social, industrious insects that have come to outnumber any other class of land-based animals.  Unfortunately, their successful dominance has sometimes come at the expense of other animals including man. Here are some things you should know about ants' behavior that can impact you and your home. Scout ants tell their nest mates where they have found food by putting down scent trails (pheromones) the workers can follow directly to the food source. Ants can nest in any void or crack, high or low, inside or outside your home - anywhere - even inside your walls. Nest populations can range from a few hundred to over 500,000. Disturbing ants can cause the colony to pick up and relocate within the home or property. Beyond annoying, some ant species can inflict pain and suffering with their stings and bites. Others, like carpenter ants, can seriously damage your property by chewing up wood to nest in.

South Florida Area Ants include:

 

  • Acrobat Ant (Crematogaster ashmeadi)

  • Argentine Ant (Linepithema humile)

  • Bicolored Trailing Ant (Monomorium floricola)

  • Big Headed Ants (Pheidole megacephala and Pheidole spp.) 

  • Black Carpenter Ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus) 

  • Crazy Ants (Paratrechina longicornis, P. bourbonica and P. pubens)

  • Destructive Trailing Ant (Monomorium destructor)

  • Elongate Twig Ant (Pseudomyrmex gracilis)

  • Florida Carpenter Ants (Camponotus floridanus and C. tortuganus) 

  • Florida Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex badius) 

  • Ghost Ant (Tapinoma melanocephalum)

  • (Hyperponera punctatissima) stinging alates

  • Little Fire Ant  (Wasmannia auropunctata)

  • Pharaoh's Ant (Monomorium pharaonis)

  • Pyramid Ant (Dorymyrmex spp.)

  • Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta)

  • Rover Ant (Brachymyrmex spp.)

  • White-Footed Ant (Technomyrmex albipes)

 

Ant Control and Treatment

The safest and most natural way to deal with ants is to make your home inhospitable to them. Keep food stored in airtight containers, and be vigilant about cleaning up dishes and crumbs on counters and taking out the trash. If you remove whatever is attracting them, the insects may eventually move elsewhere in search of other food sources. It’s also important to block possible pest entryways by caulking crevices or cracks along baseboards, around cabinets and pipes, and outside around the foundation of your home. Ants can enter your home through minute exterior cracks scouting for a variety of food - sweets, fats or protein sources. Searching from the kitchen pantry to bathrooms, ants will march on to find nourishment and a cozy nest site.


 

Many do-it-yourself ant treatments, SUCH AS boric acid and diatomaceous earth, result in making the ant problem worse by scattering the colony. They are also not completely safe for children and animals. It's important to make a complete and thorough treatment to eliminate all the nest sites. Proper ID of the ant and a specialized approach by species can dictate the methods and materials needed for a successful solution and future prevention. 

 

Professional help is often needed to tackle tough ant problems. Hugh Turner’s Pest Control guaranteed ant service will conduct a thorough analysis and recommend the appropriate treatment.

Trust Fort Lauderdale-based Hugh Turner Pest Control to eliminate your pest problems and stop pests from reentering your property. For over 25 years, Hugh Turner Pest Control has been providing insect and vermin-free healthy environments for homes, businesses, Home Owners  and Condo Associations, and marine vessels across Fort Lauderdale and Broward neighborhoods such as Rio Vista, The Landings, Bay Colony, Las Olas Boulevard & Isles, Coral Ridge Estates, Harbor Beach, Hawks Landing and many more.

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