|Most insurance policies don’t protect homeowners from damage caused by pests. Protecting your home from pests is an important part of protecting your investment. The warm and humid atmosphere in Florida invites a variety of insects that can become pests to residents. The following pests commonly cause problems in this area:|
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The Florida carpenter ant complex is made up of alot of species, the two most common are: Camponotus floridanus (Buckley) and Camponotus tortuganus (Emery). These arboreal ants have two main colors and are the largest ants located in Florida, making them easy to see as they fly indoors and out. Click HERE for more information.
The largest of house-infesting cockroaches is the American cockroach. They usually reach 1 1/2 inches long with light marks on the thorax and have reddish/brown wings. They are commonly found indoors as well as outdoors near or in wet areas. Click HERE for more information.
The brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa, is one of only two common spider groups in the U.S. that is considered poisonous. These spiders have long thin legs, an oval-shaped abdomen, light tan to dark brown in color, a distinctive violin-shaped mark on their backs, and have six eyes. This spider ranges in size from 7 to 12 mm in body length. This spider has been reported numerous times in Florida as a cause of necrotic lesions in humans. Click HERE for more information.
Subterranean termites, Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae, are the most common termites in Florida, and as their name suggests, they nest in the soil. The other two types are dampwood termites(that infest damp wood), and drywood termites(that infest dry wood). Subterranean termites are the most often found and do the most damage. Termites have straight antennae, two pairs of wings of the same size and shape, broad waist, and short legs. Click HERE for more information.
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