Palmetto Bug Pest Control

Palmetto bug is the nickname used for a few cockroaches common in Florida and the southeastern United States. The name is used for cockroaches known for being large, able to fly, and often living under the leaves of palmetto trees. Palmetto bugs are a nuisance and frightening to many people, but they also carry diseases and can spread these pathogens around your home. They are resilient and can leave one month with water and up to three months without food. Many pests, including Palmetto bugs, can lay 50 eggs at once, and infestations can occur rapidly.  When you spot them in your home, it is crucial to take action immediately. Our experienced and knowledgeable pest control specialists can inspect and determine what pests are present and provide comprehensive pest treatment and removal. To leave more about our pest control services and schedule an initial inspection, contact us at Champion Termite & Pest Control today!

Palmetto Bugs

Preventing Palmetto Bug Infestations

Palmetto bugs love humid conditions and can be found in mulch, natural debris piles, trash cans, crawl spaces, attics, and under sinks. They try to find warmth in your home when it gets cooler outside. They are most active at night and attracted to food and damp spaces. To prevent future palmetto bug infestations, review the following suggestions.

  • Use caulk to seal door and window trim well and ensure no holes or cracks are in your foundation.
  • Put screens on attic vents, windows, and doors.
  • Use a trash can with a lid both inside and outside your home.
  •  Avoid using excess mulch
  • Avoid leaving piles of natural debris for an extended time.
  • Keep your kitchen clean of food waste and spills that may attract bugs.
  • Keep food on the counter and in cabinets tightly sealed.

How To Get Rid Of Palmetto Bugs

Once you identify a pest infestation, getting rid of them can be extremely difficult and time-consuming. While at-home remedies, such as insecticide and traps, can effectively treat the symptoms of an infestation, they will not be able to entirely remove and keep it away. For that, you will need to turn to a professional, local pest control company. At Champion Termite & Pest Control, we perform a comprehensive pest inspection to determine the exact type of infestation and its severity. Then, our experienced exterminators will work fast and diligently to rid you of pests. Part of keeping all pests away in Florida is regular pest control maintenance. We recommend quarterly or monthly pest control treatment depending on how prone your home is to pests. Contact us today with any questions and to schedule an appointment.


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