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FAQs

Will I see any pests after my initial pest control treatment?

Following an initial service it is likely you will see some activity for up to 30 days, but the amount of activity should gradually decrease after that. After the original infestation has been eliminated, pests living outdoors may try to enter the structure, so an occasional pest may be seen. For this reason, regular exterior service is important. If you have more than an occasional sighting, please call us. We will be glad to schedule a pest control treatment service call at no additional cost to you.

If it rains, will my pest treatment be washed away?

Once an application has been made and dries it leaves a durable residual that adheres to surfaces and is resistant to being washed away by rain. Therefore, it is not necessary for a reapplication of your pest treatment to be made.

How do I get rid of fire ants?

It can be difficult to get rid of fire ants. They can re-invade from neighboring properties, which makes it a challenge to eliminate them.

First, for this specific type of ant control, each individual mound is treated to eliminate that colony, then the entire yard is treated to keep fire ants to a minimum. Adam’s Pest Control lawn care is necessary to eliminate fire ants.

What can I do to help maintain a healthy lawn?

Good landscaping practices are needed to maintain a healthy lawn. This involves employing the following methods when mowing, irrigating, and fertilizing your lawn properly.

Mowing 

  • Maintain a consistent height
  • St. Augustine & Bahia turf grass – keep at a minimum height of 3-4 inches

Lawn Irrigation Guidelines

  • Fall: 1 to 2 times a week – total of 1 to 1 1/2 inches per week
  • Winter: 1 time a week – total of 1/2 to 1 inch per week
  • Spring: 1 to 2 times a week – total of 1 to 1 1/2 inches per week
  • Summer: 2 to 3 times a week – total of 2 inches per week

Set your sprinkler system to turn on in the early morning so the grass will dry quickly. Evening watering often leaves the grass wet for too long and invites fungus to take root.

Fertilizing

What type of treatment is available for the Spiraling Whitefly infestation in Southeast Florida?

  • Spiraling Whitefly waxy residue: If you find a white, waxy residue on the underside of your palm tree leaves or other common tree leaves, as well as black sooty mold, you may have a spiraling whitefly infestation. If left untreated, whiteflies can restrict the nourishment of the tree which can cause it to stop growing and the infested branches to fall off.
  • Rugose Spiraling Whiteflies: The formal name for this insect is the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly. Infestations have been found all over Southeast Florida, and they are spreading quickly. If your trees are not infected, preventive treatments are suggested to prevent your palm trees from getting infested.
  • Infested palm fronds: At Adam’s Pest Control, we treat spiraling whitefly infested palm fronds and trees with a systemic insecticide. This insecticide travels through the vascular system of the tree. It eliminates the Spiraling Whitefly which feeds on the liquid produced by the palm leaves. Our one-year treatment program prevents future reinfestations as well.

What time of year do pests show up?

What pests should you look out for at different times of the year in South Florida? Here’s a calendar to show the most likely critters you’ll encounter in each month.

If you’re having trouble with a pest, or you’ve had similar trouble the same time each year, please let us know!

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