One of the best things about living in Florida is the weather, and one of the worst things about living in Florida is the weather. I know it seems like a strange statement, but it is the truth. People flock to Florida to enjoy the warm, sunny, tropical air; the pristine beaches; and the many miles of parks and trails that wind through some of the best wildlife areas in the country. Florida truly is a tropical paradise, and Fort Lauderdale is in the heart of that paradise. However, the very thing that attracts people in droves to our temperate climate is the exact thing that attracts pests.
When the temperatures are nearly perfect, and the air is warm and moist insects and rodents feel as if they have died and gone to heaven! They are free to forage for food without fear of cold, and can spend countless hours and days with their only concern being food. In fact, did you know that termites, for example, can survive and continuously eat as long as the temperature remains above 40 degrees? They do not die when it becomes cold; they simply just dig a little deeper into the earth, slow down, and wait for the weather to warm up. The worst thing about termites in Fort Lauderdale is that the weather allows them to secretly and continuously eat away deep inside the recesses of your home or business nonstop; and these destructive creatures typically remain undetected until they have damaged the support beams to the degree that extensive reconstruction is required if the damage can even be fixed. In fact, termites alone cause over $5 billion annually in damages across the United States each year, and much of that cost is a non-covered item in most insurance policies.
If termites weren’t bad enough, our ‘paradise’ also offers the perfect setting for rodents like mice and rats. These creatures will invade anywhere there is a food source to devour. That includes your home or business. Mice can fit inside a hole as small as ¼ inch and rats can enter in a hole as small as ½ inch. They are extremely resourceful and will chew through wood that has been weakened by moisture to gain entrance to your home. They have even been known to chew through cement! The problem with rodents is that they continuously need to chew in order to maintain the size of their front teeth, which continually grown throughout their lifetime. They will chew through just about anything, and that includes electrical wires. It is estimated that 40% of all fires of ‘unknown origin’ are actually caused by rodents chewing through wires! Besides the physical damages these creatures cause, they also carry diseases and harmful bacteria on their little bodies, and they also play host to a myriad of parasites like ticks, fleas, and lice that also transmit diseases.
As you know, our perfect weather is not always perfect, but that actually creates an incentive for these pests to invade your business or home. When the rains fall and the wind blows, insects and rodents will run for cover; and they don’t care if your home is clean or a bit messy. They just want to be protected from the weather and enjoy a free meal. In fact, once inside your home, they will typically make it their own and use it as a sort of base camp. They will build a nest or colony and basically just set up shop for good, or so they think.
This is where Hoffer Pest Solutions steps in. We offer affordable, safe, and effective pest control solutions for your home. We are a trusted name in South Florida pest control with over 40 years of quality service behind us. Our experienced professional staff has undergone a rigorous hiring process that includes a background check and drug testing to ensure that our technicians are not only highly trained and certified, but that they are men and women that can be trusted with our name and your home. Our pest control technicians know that the only way to get rid of pests and keep them out is to first discover how they got in. We will inspect your property to find areas of infestation on the outside that inevitably led to those pests getting inside. Once we eliminate those areas, we will inspect the structure of your home or business to identify the entry points that need to be repaired or replaced. We will then eliminate any infestation on the inside of your property. This process not only eliminates the pests, but when coupled with our year-round pest control services, it ensures that they will not return. Ever!
Whenever you want to keep your Fort Lauderdale home a pest-free paradise, call Hoffer Pest Solutions. Not only will we give you an estimate, but we will keep you informed every step of the way. Our partnership with you is important to us, and we will work with you to identify your personal needs and scheduling requirements. Our main goal is keeping you and your home safe from pests and the diseases and damages that accompany infestations. Give us a call today and experience the peace of mind of a pest-free paradise.