Pest Library

Take a closer look at some of the common household pests that invade homes here in Southwest Florida!


From Blue Sky Solutions of SW FL
Both rats and mice commonly infest homes in Fort Myers. These sneaky pests can squeeze through very small holes to run rampant through your walls and attic. Rodents are destructive, and will gnaw through wires, drywall, insulation and more to file their teeth. Mice and rats can also spread a number of diseases, like hantavirus and leptospirosis.


The most destructive of all pests in Southwest Florida, termites cause billions of dollars worth of property damage across the U.S. each year! These tiny wood-boring pests will eat their way through your home’s wooden structures, which can eventually lead to a structural collapse. Termites rarely emerge, allowing infestations to go unnoticed for months.


One of the most hated pests around the world, cockroaches will slip under your door and make themselves at home under your fridge and sink. Roaches are attracted to food and water, and an infestation will contaminate your home with all kinds of harmful bacteria. These filthy pests are known to spread salmonella, dysentery and other illnesses.


Some of the most common household and lawn pests in the Fort Myers area, ants love to form colonies on your lawn and then raid your kitchen for scraps of food. Some species, like fire ants, have venomous stings and aggressive temperaments. Others, like carpenter ants, can cause extensive structural damage to your home.


Arachnophobia – fear of spiders – is among the most common fears in the world. Many spiders in Florida can become a nuisance in your home or your gardens, building their webs all over the place and biting when disturbed. The most dangerous local spider is the black widow, which possesses a venomous bite that can be deadly.

Bees & Wasps

Stinging insects have a bad habit of building their nests off of homes and in yards, then defending them aggressively. Bees, wasps, hornets and yellowjackets can all become a menace to homeowners in Southwest Florida. Their venomous stings are very painful and may provoke a life-threatening allergic reaction in some.


There’s nothing more annoying than having a cloud of flies buzzing around your head. From house flies to drain flies to fruit flies, many varieties of these obnoxious pests infest homes across Florida. Aside from being irritating, flies can spread lots of diseases, like tularemia and typhoid fever.


A swarm of mosquitoes can suck the joy out of a backyard barbeque faster than anything. These blood-sucking pests are the bane of summer evenings all over the country! Mosquito bites aren’t just itchy, either; they can spread dangerous diseases like malaria, West Nile virus and Zika virus.

Fleas & Ticks

Blood-drinking parasites like fleas and ticks most often target pets but they can terrorize your entire family. Unfortunately, you usually won’t know you have these pests until someone’s been bitten. Fleas are spreaders of typhus, and ticks can transmit a huge number of diseases, including Lyme disease and spotted fever.
Call Blue Sky Solutions today to speak with an exterminator in Fort Myers, FL about your pest control needs.

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