The 3 Most Common Pests on the Gulf Coast

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The Gulf Coast is a beautiful region with a lot of natural beauty. However, it also has its share of pests that can make your home less than pleasant. Here are the three most common pests in this part of the country and how to get rid of them if they appear inside your home:

The Fire Ant

Fire ants are small, red and black insects with a stinger. They live in colonies and have no natural predators. Fire ants can sting humans, pets or livestock when disturbed or provoked. They usually nest in the soil near homes, trees, plants and lawns; however, they also nest under porches, steps and walkways.

There are many ways to get rid of fire ants. You can contact a pest control company, or try some do-it-yourself treatments. Many homeowners choose to use boric acid or diatomaceous earth to kill the ants. The key is to make sure that your home is completely sealed from their entry points, and then find out where they are coming in from so you can seal those areas off as well.

The Rat

Rattus norvegicus, also known as the Norway rat or brown rat, is one of the most common pests on the Gulf Coast. They can carry a lot of different diseases and will eat almost anything with a lighter belly and feet. Rats also have small eyes, pointed snouts and long tails that are almost as long as their bodies.

The Cockroach

Cockroaches are the most common pest seen on the Gulf Coast. They can be found in homes, restaurants, and grocery stores. Cockroaches spread disease because they often come into contact with human waste during their lives. They can also carry bacteria on their bodies that cause food poisoning. Cockroaches may bite if they feel threatened, but they are not known to spread disease through a bite. Cockroaches eat almost anything, including plants and dead animals. They’re attracted to warm areas with high humidity, so they often live inside homes and buildings near pipes or leaky faucets where moisture collects.

Cockroaches are very difficult to get rid of. They are resilient creatures that can live for up to three weeks without food or water! If you see cockroaches inside your home, it’s important that you call an exterminator immediately so they don’t multiply into an infestation.

The takeaway is that you should be aware of these pests, as they can cause damage to your home and garden. If you notice any of these common pests, contact a professional pest control company that can help identify the problem and recommend solutions.

If all else fails and you find that you require experienced assistance, get in touch with ProShield Pest Control, your go-to source for pest control services. We offer top-notch pest control solutions so you may resume living in a secure, pest-free home. For superior pest control services in Mobile and Baldwin Counties of Alabama, call (251) 776-2362.