Florida Pest Resources
Common Florida Household Pests
Bugs in South Florida are a part of life. Thanks to the humid weather, South Florida residents often share their living space with many common household pests. Ants, spiders, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, and many other common insects found in Florida may be trying to turn your home into theirs.
Florida is home to 32 different species of ants making them the most common household pest among Florida bugs. There are all kinds of different ants found in Florida from the Ghost ant (also known as the sugar ant) to the Fire ant, whose sting burns like fire. Florida homeowners may have noticed an ant or two along the sink or around kitchen counters. No big deal, you might think: it's just a few ants, right? Nope. Since ants are social creatures, those few Florida ants may represent a nearby colony, with hundreds or thousands of ants just a few feet away. Fleas and ticks often hitch a ride on the family cat or dog in spring or summer, only to infest your home, lay eggs and inflict painful bites. Worse, ticks can carry Lyme disease. Cockroaches, love to chow down on small, unseen food crumbs or drink spills in the kitchen or living room area; or gravitate towards damp areas often be found under bathroom or kitchen sinks.