The heat turns up a notch as spring arrives in the Sunshine State, waking up winter pests and getting them ready for the humid seasons ahead. Florida is home to many different pest insects, including several species of rodents. As residences expand into the surrounding environment, people encounter more insects and rodents in their homes. If you want to get a head-start on overcoming infestations, Impact has a few pests for you to keep an eye on this spring.

3 Spring Pests in Florida


termite cardTermites are some of the most destructive pests in the world. They feed on cellulose within wood fibers, which makes most any wooden structure a food source. They not only consume the wood; they also build their colonies within it. Therefore, as they feed on a wooden structure, they're continuing to build and to expand their colony.


American cockroaches thrive in Florida thanks to the heat and the humid conditions. These large roaches come out by the dozens as spring arrives, infiltrating your home and sending everyone running for cover. German cockroaches also start coming out of their hiding spots and contaminate living areas with diseases such as salmonella.

Chinch Bugs

Chinch bugs attack lawns when the spring temperatures rise in the afternoon. They damage St. Augustine and other warm-season grasses across the state. Without control, these pests feed on your lawn, causing the grass to turn from yellow to brown before it dies. The damage can start out small but eventually lead to large spots of dead grass in the yard. Treating your property for turf-damaging insects will keep your grass healthy and green all spring long.

Professional Pest Control for Spring

Preventative maintenance goes a long way in the battle against pest infestations in Florida. Whether it's disease-carrying roaches or wood-destroying termites, your home is a target for these invasive pests. If you want to keep spring pests out of your home and away from your property, it pays to invest in professional pest control. Impact Pest Elimination will apply the necessary treatments to kill current pest insects and to stop recurring infestations this spring. If you are in Sarasota County, or any one of our other Florida service areas, feel free to call us!