Because you live in Florida, there’s no doubt that you’re very aware of the various types of bugs we deal with on a daily basis. We have cockroaches, bed bugs, mosquitoes, love bugs, fire ants, and the list goes on. Your Panama City FL pest control specialist is aware of all of them. But do you know which bugs are surprisingly not pests? Fireflies.
But the question is, why? Let’s explore the various reasons.
The Missing Firefly in Florida
A lot of kids have fond memories of catching fireflies in mason jars just to watch them light up. These bugs have earned their place in romantic movie scenes and television shows because people love them. But in some parts of Florida, they’re elusive.
The cities and suburban areas of Central Florida in particular contribute to the pollution that has caused their diminishing numbers. As a result of that pollution, they can’t see one another to mate and replenish their population.
Also, because the number of mosquitoes has increased, the chemicals used to control them have affected the firefly population. When you factor in the lack of rain that’s needed for them to grow their larvae, the result is a diminishing population.
Do Your Part by Contacting a Panama City FL Pest Control Expert
There may not be much you can do about the lack of rain or pollution, but your Panama City FL pest control specialist can help control mosquitoes, and do it properly. Please contact us right away.