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There is a reason that the term “pest” can have the double meaning of either rodents, bugs, and arachnids, or simply “a nuisance”. Not only are these creatures annoying, but they can also quickly overrun your home and even carry deadly diseases. For this reason, pest control is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your neighborhood.

Some of the pests common to Florida include:

  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Ants
  • Bed Bugs
  • Wasps & Bees
  • Rodents
  • Termites
  • Spiders

Pest Control in Lakeland, FL There are varying degrees of risk with these pests, but rodents are arguably the worst. Rats and mice have been known to carry diseases for thousands of years. It is estimated that 25 million people died from the black plague, which was carried by rats. In Florida, you aren’t likely to catch the plague from a rodent bite, but there are many other diseases like rabies, Hantavirus, and salmonella that may be brought into your house by rats. When pest control is used to eradicate rodents, you are doing your family and the entire neighborhood a life-saving service.

Rodents aren’t the only hazardous pests out there; wasps and bees can also become a dangerous threat if you or a family member is allergic to their sting. And even though there are only two types of poisonous spiders established in Florida (the brown widow & black widow), these spiders can have deadly or disfiguring bites.

Here at The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control, we provide top-quality pest control and prevention in the Lakeland, FL area. We guarantee 100% satisfaction, so if the pests come back, we will come out to your home at no additional charge to solve the problem.

For more information on our pest control please contact us. We service Lakeland, Florida and the surrounding communities in Polk County.